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Albert Ballin

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Death: November 9, 1918 (61)
Hamburg, Germany (suicide)
Place of Burial: Hamburg, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Joel Joseph Ballin and Amalia Meyer
Husband of Marianne Ballin
Father of Irmgard Emma Auguste Anna Bielfeld
Brother of Rose Ballin

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Albert Ballin (15 August 1857 – 9 November 1918) was a German businessman, who was the general director of the Hamburg America Line, at times the world's largest shipping company. Facing the loss of his company's ships, Ballin committed suicide by taking an overdose of sleeping pills in 1918 two days before the end of World War I. Ballin is the father of modern cruise ship travel.

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August 15, 1857
Hamburg, Germany
Age 34
Hamburg, Germany
November 9, 1918
Age 61
Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg, Germany