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Albert Ballin

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Death: November 09, 1918 (61)
Hamburg, Germany (suicide)
Place of Burial: Hamburg, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Joel Joseph Ballin and Amalia/Emilie Malchen Ballin
Husband of Private and Marianne Ballin
Father of Irmgard Bielfeld
Brother of Rose Ballin; Joseph Ballin; Emilie Weißstock; Bertha Ballin; Jenny Ballin and 3 others

Occupation: Owner and Manager of the Hamburg America Line
Managed by: Private User
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About Albert Ballin

Albert Ballin von Johannes Gerhardt


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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.


Cause of death: Drug overdose, Suicide


Australian Newspapers MyHeritage Newspapers are fantastic sources of genealogical and family history information. Birth, marriage, and death announcements, and obituaries, are commonly used items for genealogy. However, ancestors may also be mentioned in articles reporting on local news and events (i.e. social, community, school, sport, or business related events).This index and images are provided courtesy of <A href="" target="_blank">Trove - The National Library of Australia.</a> 16 NOV 1918 Event: Record Role: 10450:32565152: <p>Weekly Times (VIC)
Publication: Nov 16 1918 - Victoria, Australia
Text: "...where revolutionary troops used machine guns, and many were killed. HERR BALLIX'S SUICIDE According to a report from Amster dam, Herr Albert Ballin, Germany's "shipping- king," shot himself in his..."</p>

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Albert Ballin's Timeline

August 15, 1857
Hamburg, Germany
July 18, 1892
Age 34
Hamburg, Germany
November 9, 1918
Age 61
Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg, Germany
Hamburg, Germany