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Knopf, Blanche Wolf (30 July 1894–04 June 1966), publisher, was born in New York City, the daughter of Julius W. Wolf, a wealthy jeweler, and Bertha Samuels. The younger of two children and the only daughter, she was raised in a prosperous Jewish household in New York City. She was taught by French and German governesses and attended the Gardner School. In 1911, while her family was spending the summer on Long Island near the Knopf residence, she met ...

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Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy (28 July 1929–19 May 1994), First Lady and cultural icon, was born in East Hampton, Long Island, New York, the daughter of John “Black Jack” Bouvier, an independently wealthy stock speculator, and Janet Lee. Jacqueline’s father was a scion of the wealthy and respected Bouvier family. A notorious playboy, he lost most of his inherited wealth in the Great Depression, shortly after Jacqueline’s birth. In 1936 the combination of his infidelities and financial irresponsibility resulted in his separation and later divorce from Jacqueline’s mother....