Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild

Born Feb 8, 1868

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild.


1868 Birth Born in 1868.


1889 21 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1889, leaving Cambridge after two years, he was required to go into the family banking business to study finance. … Read More
1892 24 Years Old 1 More Event
He also hired taxidermists, a librarian, and, most importantly, professional scientists to work with him to curate and write up the resulting collections: Ernst Hartert, for birds, from 1892 until his retirement at the age of 70 in 1930; and Karl Jordan for entomology, from 1893 until Rothschild's death in 1937. … Read More


1898 30 Years Old Rothschild was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Giessen in 1898, was elected a Trustee of the British Museum in 1899, and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1911.
1899 31 Years Old Walter Rothschild was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Aylesbury from 1899 until he retired from politics at the January 1910 general election.
1902 34 Years Old Despite his health, Rothschild served part-time as an officer in a Territorial Army unit, the Royal Buckinghamshire Yeomanry, where he was a captain from July 1902, promoted to major in 1903 and retiring in 1909. … Read More


1915 47 Years Old Walter inherited the British peerage title "Baron Rothschild" from his father Nathan Mayer Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild in 1915.


1932 64 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1932 he was forced to sell the vast majority of his bird collection to the American Museum of Natural History after being blackmailed by a former mistress.
1937 69 Years Old 1 More Event
He died in 1937 at Tring Park, Hertfordshire aged 69, and was buried in Willesden Jewish Cemetery, London. … Read More
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