- NAME: Benjamin Guinness
- OCCUPATION: Business Leader, Philanthropist
- BIRTH DATE: November 01, 1798
- DEATH DATE: May 19, 1868
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Dublin, Ireland
- PLACE OF DEATH: London, England, United Kingdom
- Full Name: Benjamin Lee Guiness
- AKA: Benjamin Guinness
- AKA: Sir Benjamin Guinness
- AKA: Sir Benjamin Lee Guiness, 1st Baronet
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Benjamin Guinness was the grandson of Arthur Guinness, who founded Guinness Brewery. He is also widely credited with making the stout beer brand famous.
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Born on November 1, 1798, in Dublin, Ireland, Benjamin Guinness was the grandson of Arthur Guinness, who founded the Guinness Brewery in 1759. He joined the firm at an early age and became sole owner when his father died in 1855. Under Benjamin Guiness, the stout brand became famous, and the business grew into the largest of its kind in the world. Guiness was the first Lord Mayor of Dublin, served as a Member of Parliament from 1865 to 1868, and was granted the honorary title of baronet in 1867. He died in London, England, on May 19, 1868.
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