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August Belmont

Born: Dec 8, 1813

Death: Nov 24, 1890

Birthplace: Alzey

Profession: Politician

Nationality: Germany

August Belmont

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1813
Date of Death : Nov 24, 1890
Birth Place : Alzey

August Belmont, Sr. was German-American politician, financier, foreign diplomat, and party chairman of the Democratic National Committee during the 1850s, and later a horse-breeder and racehorse owner, who established the Belmont Park racecourse on Long Island, New York. He is the namesake of the Belmont Stakes, third jewel of the Triple Crown series of American thoroughbred horse racing.


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  • Businessperson
  • Entrepreneur


  • Simon Belmont
  • Frederika Elsass Schonberg


  • Matthew C. Perry
  • Caroline Slidell Perry


  • Alva Belmont
  • Oliver Belmont
  • August Belmont, Jr.
  • Perry Belmont
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