Arthur de Rothschild

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Arthur de Rothschild
Arthur de Rothschild Vanity Fair 2 August 1900.jpg
"Eros"
de Rothschild as caricatured by Spy (Leslie Ward) in Vanity Fair, August 1900
Born(1851-03-28)28 March 1851
Died10 December 1903(1903-12-10) (aged 52)
NationalityFrench
Known forChevalier de la Légion d'honneur (1871)
Parent(s)Nathaniel de Rothschild (1812–1870) and Charlotte de Rothschild (1825–1899)

Baron Arthur de Rothschild (28 Mars 1851[1] – 10 December 1903[2] was part of the French branch of the prominent Rothschild family. He was the son of Nathaniel de Rothschild (1812–1870) and Charlotte de Rothschild (née de Rothschild) (1825–1899). Being born in France of British parents he was English citizen but obtain the French nationality in 1872,[3] he was a prominent philatelist and published a book on the subject.[4][5][6] He also collected rare tapestries[7] He was also interested in yachting[8] and provided prize money for the America's Cup.[9][10] He died of heart failure in his armchair in Monte Carlo at the age of 53,[11][12] after his death important paintings were given to the Museum du Louvre and a large collection of anciens rings to the Musée de Cluny.[13][14]

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  1. ^ Birth date 40 rue Taitbout, Paris on léonore
  2. ^ Death certificate) Monaco archives
  3. ^ Citizenship on leonore
  4. ^ "Ellesmere Guardian, 16 November 1892". Paperspast.natlib.govt.nz. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Lewiston Saturday Journal, 17 September 1894". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  6. ^ "The Day, 19 August 1898". Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  7. ^ [ Displaying Abstract ] (8 January 2012). "New York Times, 14 February 1926". Select.nytimes.com. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  8. ^ Le Yacht archive.org
  9. ^ "New York Times, 2 May 1894" (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  10. ^ "New York Times, 25 November 1894" (PDF). New York Times. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  11. ^ "New York Times, 11 December 1903" (PDF). New York Times. 11 December 1903. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  12. ^ "Herald Tribune". Highbeam.com. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  13. ^ Donation, 6 juillet : Donation par le Baron Arthur de Rothschild de quatre tableaux de Greuze, deux de Teniers, un tableau d'Hobbema, un de Ruysdaël, un de Backhuyzen et un de Wouwerman pour le musée du Louvre et pour le musée de Cluny une collection de 122 bagues et six coffrets en cuir rouge avec coins et fermoirs en cuivre doré ; Décret acceptant le legs ; Acte de décharge de legs ; Acte de consentement à exécution ; liste des tableaux ; 1904, 4 janvier-6 août.(page 38/71).
  14. ^ Collection on inha.fr

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