Andrew Carnegie

Scottish-American industrialist, who led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century (25.11.1835 – 11.08.1919)


A Scotsman who arrived in America penniless and made a fortune out of steel. A working-class hero and champion of democracy.


Andrew Carnegie used his wealth to sponsor the hall named after him. Carnegie Hall was inaugurated in 1891 with a 5-day festival of music.