Arthur Guinness, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Arthur Guinness

Irish brewer and the founder of the Guinness brewery business and family

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-1725

Place of Birth: Celbridge, Leinster, Ireland

Date of Death: 23-Jan-1803

Profession: entrepreneur

Nationality: Ireland

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn


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About Arthur Guinness

  • Arthur Guinness (24 September 1725 – 23 January 1803) was an Irish brewer and the founder of the Guinness brewery business and family.
  • He was also an entrepreneur and philanthropist. At 27, in 1752, Guinness's godfather Arthur Price, the Church of Ireland Archbishop of Cashel, bequeathed him £100 in his will.
  • Guinness invested the money and in 1755 had a brewery at Leixlip, just 17 km from Dublin.
  • In 1759, Guinness went to the city and set up his own business.
  • He took a 9,000-year lease on the 4-acre (16,000 m2) brewery at St.
  • James's Gate from the descendants of Sir Mark Rainsford for an annual rent of £45. Guinness's flowery red signature is still copied on every label of bottled Guinness.

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