The New Student's Reference Work/Hopkins, Johns
Hop′kins, Johns, an American philanthropist, was born in Anne Arundel County Md., May 19, 1795. A large part of the fortune which he accumulated in business he devoted to various philanthropies. He gave $4,500,000 for the founding and equipment of a hospital at Baltimore, stipulating that the institution be free to all, regardless of race or color. By his will he devoted $3,500,000 to the founding of Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore, now one of the most complete and efficient of modern educational institutions. He established an asylum for negro orphans and gave a public park to the city. He died at Baltimore, Dec. 24, 1873.