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Peter Faneuil (June 20, 1700 – March 3, 1743) was an American merchant and philanthropist born in New Rochelle. He is best known for donating Faneuil Hall to the city of Boston to serve as a marketplace.
After his uncle's death, he inherited the majority of his fortune, becoming one of the wealthiest men in the colony.
In 1740, he offered the city of Boston a building for a marketplace, a controversial proposition at the time. It was eventually constructed in September 1742, six months before his death. The building became a landmark of Boston and a location for meetings protesting British control, becoming known as "The Cradle of Liberty."
Peter Faneuil is mentioned only in Fallout 4.
- Plaque at Faneuil Hall