Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza

Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza

Dutch Art Collector
Born Apr 13, 1921

Hans Henrik Ágost Gábor Tasso Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon (13 April 1921 – 26 April 2002), a noted industrialist and art collector, was a Dutch-born Swiss citizen with a Hungarian title, a legal resident of Monaco for tax purposes, with a declared second residency in the United Kingdom, but in actuality a long-time resident of Spain, and son of a German father and a Hungarian and English American mother.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza.


1921 Birth Born on April 13, 1921.
1931 10 Years Old Fifteen years after his father's death he bought his first piece, a watercolor painting by Emil Nolde dated from between 1931 and 1935, starting the entry of 20th century's paintings in the collection, including Edgar Degas, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso and Fernand Léger. … Read More


1954 33 Years Old He married secondly at Colombo, Ceylon or Paris, 23 June 1954, Anglo-Indian fashion model Nina Sheila Dyer (1930–1965), an heiress to properties in Ceylon; they had no children and divorced on 4 July 1956, pursuant to the settlement of which she received a château in France. She later married and divorced Prince Sadruddin Aga Khan and committed suicide in 1965.
1956 35 Years Old He married thirdly at Lugano-Castagnola on 17 September 1956 New Zealand-born British photographic and fashion model Fiona Frances Elaine Campbell-Walter (b. Takapuna, New Zealand, 25 June 1932). They divorced on 20 January 1965, and she went on to have a well-publicized relationship with Greek shipping heir Alexander Onassis, the only son of Aristotle Onassis. … Read More


1967 46 Years Old He married fourthly at Lugano-Castagnola, 13 December 1967, Liane Denise Shorto (b.


1984 63 Years Old Garça, São Paulo, 23 December 1942), a Brazilian banker's daughter, from whom he was divorced 29 November 1984. … Read More
1985 64 Years Old He married, fifthly at Daylesford, Gloucestershire on 16 August 1985, María del Carmen Rosario Soledad Cervera y Fernández de la Guerra, popularly known as Carmen "Tita" Cervera, (born Sitges, Barcelona, 23 April 1943), who was Miss Spain in 1961. … Read More
2002 81 Years Old Died on April 26, 2002.
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