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Johns Hopkins

Johns Hopkins (May 19, 1795 - December 24, 1873) was a Baltimore businessman, a Quaker, an abolitionist, and a philanthropist. He left substantial bequests in his will to found the university and teaching hospital which bear his name.

People often mistakenly assume that his forename was "John" (much to the annoyance of alumni of the university and other informed persons). His forename is from a family surname.

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