Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
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Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild

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Born Feb 8, 1868
Died Aug 27, 1937

Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild FRS, a scion of the Rothschild family, was a British banker, politician, and zoologist.

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Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
d.1937

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CHILDHOOD

1868 Birth Born in 1868.

TWENTIES

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

THIRTIES

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 member of the Royal Society in 1911.
1899 31 Years Old Walter Rothschild was a Liberal and Liberal Unionist Member of Parliament for Aylesbury from 1899 until he retired from politics at the 1910 general election. … Read More

FORTIES

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

LATE ADULTHOOD

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 woman.
1936 68 Years Old In 1936 he donated the rest of the collection to the Trustees of the British Museum. … Read More
1937 69 Years Old He died in 1937 in Hertfordshire aged 69. … Read More
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