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Astoria is a placename, ultimately named for businessman John Jacob Astor (1763–1848), in the 1840s the wealthiest person in the United States and, as a hotel name, his great-grandson William Waldorf Astor (1848–1919).

The name was first used for Fort Astoria, built in 1811 at the mouth of the Columbia River (in what is now Oregon) for John Jacob Astor's Pacific Fur Company.


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Art, entertainment, and media[edit]

  • Astoria (book), an 1836 account of the founding of Astoria, Oregon by Washington Irving

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  • Astoria Bydgoszcz, a sport association and basketball team in Bydgoszcz, Poland, established in 1924
  • FC Astoria Walldorf, a German association football club from the town of Walldorf, Baden-Württemberg


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