Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 27, 1794

Death Date

Jan 4, 1877

Age of Death

82 years

Cause of Death




The entrepreneur Cornelius Vanderbilt died at the age of 82. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Nicknamed the Commodore. He amassed an enormous fortune through shipping and railroads.

His son William Henry Vanderbilt greatly expanded the empire and added to the millions earned by his father. He married Sophia Johnson in 1813 and he had another son named George Washington Vanderbilt II.



I don’t care half so much about making money as I do about making my point, and coming out ahead.


You have undertaken to cheat me. I won’t sue you, for the law is too slow. I’ll ruin you.


I have been insane on the subject of moneymaking all my life.


What do I care about law? Ain’t I got the power?


It is not according to my mode of doing things, to bring a suit against a man that I have the power in my own hands to punish.