Famous People Born in 1845
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profile name: Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen profile occupation: Physicist
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profile name: Mary Mahoney profile occupation: Civil Rights Activist, Women's Rights Activist, Nurse
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profile name: Élie Metchnikoff profile occupation: Biologist, Zoologist
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profile name: Gabriel Fauré profile occupation: Songwriter, Pianist
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profile name: Gabriel Lippmann profile occupation: Physicist
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They spent their lives amassing millions—sometimes even billions—then promised to give most of it away. Here are a few of the wealthiest one percent who have promised the majority of their fortunes to philanthropies and charitable organizations. Through their example, maybe more moguls will take up the banners of bigger causes.
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