Pronunciation: (dOO pont', dyOO-, dOO'pont, dyOO'-; for 1, 2 also Fr. dy pôn'), [key]
1. E•leu•thère I•ré•née Pronunciation: (e-lœ-ter' ē-rā-nā'), [key] 1771–1834, U.S. industrialist, born in France.
2. Pierre Sam•u•el Pronunciation: (pē-âr' sam'yOO-ul; Fr. pyer sa-my-el'), [key] 1739–1817, French economist and statesman (father of Eleuthère Irénée).
3. Samuel Francis, 1803–65, Union admiral in the U.S. Civil War. Also,Du Pont'.
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