Samuel Solomonovich Polyakov

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Samuel Solomonovich Polyakov

Also Known As: "Shmuel Poliakov", "Poliakoff"
Birthplace: Dubroŭna, Vitebsk Province, Belarus
Death: Died in St. Petersburg
Cause of death: stroke
Place of Burial: St. Petersburg, Jewish Cemetery
Immediate Family:

Son of Solomon (Shlomo) Yakovlevich Polyakov and Zlata Polyakov
Husband of Eudoxie Dina Polyakov
Father of Daniel Samuel de Poliakoff; ? Varshavsky; Zina de Hirsch de Gereuth and ? de Saint-Paul
Brother of Jakow Solomonowicz Polyakov; Lazar Solomonovich Polyakov and Malka Polyakov

Occupation: Railroad Financier, Co-Founder "ORT"
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About Samuel Solomonovich Polyakov


Samuel (Shmuel) Polyakov (also Poliakoff, Poliakov, Russian: Самуил Соломонович Поляков) was a Russian businessman, informally known as the "most famous railroad king" of the Russian Empire, the senior member of the Polyakov business family, a philanthropist and a Jewish civil rights activist, co-founder of World ORT. Polyakov's business interests concentrated in southern Russia and Ukraine. By the time of his sudden death at the age of 50 he was credited with the construction of one quarter of Russia's railroads, his personal net worth was estimated at 31.4 million roubles.

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Samuel Solomonovich Polyakov's Timeline

December 24, 1837
Dubroŭna, Vitebsk Province, Belarus
Age 23
April 7, 1888
Age 50
St. Petersburg
April 12, 1888
Age 50
St. Petersburg, Jewish Cemetery