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Albany is the capital of the state of New York in the northeastern United States, located on the Hudson River. It is the 6th-largest city in its state.

It was established in 1614 as the Dutch Fort Nassau. In 1664, the English took over the town and renamed it Albany in honor of James II, who was then not yet reigning as king and was the Duke of Albany.

Today, Albany is known as the capital of New York, for its skyline, history, downtown area, grand and European Capital Building, and forward-thinking.

People Born in Albany

Vashtie Kola

Albany in People's Lives

Henry James: I lived here brieftly as a child, around 1846, before my parents moved back to New York.

Megyn Kelly: I attended the Albany Law School here, from 1992 - 1995. During my time here, I was an associate editor of the Albany Law Review.

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