How many libraries has Andrew Carnegie built?

Answer Wealthy 19th century industrialist and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie donated money for construction of libraries in 2,509 communities around the world, beginning in his home town of Dunfermline, S... Read More »

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What is the origin of Carnegie libraries?

The Carnegie Libraries originated from the generosity of Andrew Carnegie, the owner of steel companies. Carnegie first donated money for the establishment of a library in his birthplace, Dunfermlin... Read More »

Where was Andrew Carnegie educated?

Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, in 1835. He had little formal education--four years of schooling in the town's one-room school. However, Carnegie was self-educated and an avid re... Read More »

Where did Andrew Carnegie live?

Andrew Carnegie lived in several places. He was born in Dunfermline, Scotland, on November 25, 1835. In 1848, his family emigrated to the United States, settling in Allegheny, Pennsylvania---now pa... Read More »

How tall was Andrew Carnegie?

Andrew Carnegie immigrated to the United States from Scotland in 1848 at the young age of 12. He soon became extremely wealthy. By the early 1900s, he was the world leader in steel production. Carn... Read More »