Lionel de Rothschild

Lionel de Rothschild

Politician + Banker
Born Nov 22, 1808
Died Jun 3, 1879

Baron Lionel Nathan de Rothschild was a British banker and politician.

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1808 Birth Born in 1808.


1836 28 Years Old In 1836, Lionel de Rothschild married Baroness Charlotte von Rothschild (1819-1884), the daughter of Baron Carl Mayer Rothschild of the Rothschild banking family of Naples. … Read More


1847 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Baron Lionel de Rothschild and his family had "contributed during the Irish famine of 1847... a sum far beyond the joint contributions of the Devonshires, and Herefords, Lansdownes, Fitzwilliams and Herberts, who annually drew so many times that amount from their Irish estates."


1849 41 Years Old After being rejected again by the Upper House in 1849, Rothschild resigned his seat and stood again winning in a by-election in order to strengthen his claim.
1850 42 Years Old In 1850, he entered the House of Commons to take his seat but refused to swear on a Christian Bible asking to use only the Old Testament. … Read More
1852 44 Years Old In the 1852 general election Rothschild was again elected but the next year the bill was again defeated in the upper house. … Read More


1859 51 Years Old He was re-elected in general elections in 1859 and 1865, but defeated in 1868; he was returned unopposed in a by-election in 1869 but defeated a second time in the general election in 1874.


1868 60 Years Old Rothschild was proposed as a member of the House of Lords in 1868, but Queen Victoria refused to elevate him to this status. … Read More
1879 71 Years Old 1 More Event
A fan of thoroughbred horse racing, his colt "Sir Bevys" won the 1879 Epsom Derby.
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