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Guggenheim

[goo g-uh n-hahym, goo-guh n-] /ˈgʊg ənˌhaɪm, ˈgu gən-/
noun
1.
Daniel, 1856–1930, U.S. industrialist and philanthropist.

Guggenheim

[goo g-uh n-hahym, goo-guh n-] /ˈgʊg ənˌhaɪm, ˈgu gən-/
noun, Games.
1.
category (def 4).
Origin
from the proper name
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Word Origin and History for Guggenheim

grant for advanced study, in reference to the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, established 1925 by U.S. Sen. Simon Guggenheim (1867-1941) in memory of his son, who died young. The senator's brother was an arts patron who founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1937, which grew into the Guggenheim Museum of modern art.

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