Élie de Rothschild

French banker Élie de Rothschild

Baron Élie de Rothschild was a French banker, a member of the French branch of the Rothschild family. He followed his father as a partner in the family bank, de Rothschild Frères, and ran the Château Lafite-Rothschild premier cru claret vineyard from 1946 to 1974.
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29 May 1917
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  • 2007
    Age 89
    Died on August 6, 2007.
  • 2003
    Age 85
    His wife predeceased him in 2003.
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  • 1974
    Age 56
    His nephew Eric de Rothschild, son of Alain, took over at Château Lafite-Rothschild in 1974.
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  • 1946
    Age 28
    Élie and his brother assisted their cousin, Guy de Rothschild, to rebuild the de Rothschild Frères investment bank, and its Compagnie des chemins de fer du Nord subsidiary. Élie took charge of Château Lafite-Rothschild, the premier cru Pauillac vineyard in the Médoc, in 1946, which he owned jointly with Alain, Guy and their English cousin Jimmy de Rothschild. Élie became president of the family's Compagnie des chemins de fer de Paris à Lyon et à la Méditerranée (PLM) in 1956, diversifying into hotels, motels and restaurants. Élie was a friend of Prince Aly Khan and Gianni Agnelli. In 1954, when Liliane was out of town, Élie was introduced to divorcee Pamela Churchill (later Pamela Harriman).
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  • 1942
    Age 24
    While in Colditz, Élie had written to his childhood sweetheart Baroness Liliane Fould-Springer (a future grandaunt of Helena Bonham Carter) and asked her to marry him, which they did by proxy by 1942 - Élie being allowed to take his marriage vows while imprisoned.
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  • 1940
    Age 22
    He and his brother served as officers in a cavalry regiment—the Anciens 11èmes Cuirassiers—when Nazi Germany invaded France in 1940.
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  • 1917
    Born on May 29, 1917.
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