Anselm Salomon von Rothschild

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Anselm Salomon von Rothschild

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Birthplace: Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen-Nassau, Preussen
Death: Died in Vienna, Austria
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Son of Salomon Mayer von Rothschild and Caroline von Rothschild
Husband of Charlotte Nathan Rothschild
Father of Mayer Anselm Leon von Rothschild; Caroline Julie Anselme von Rothschild; Hannah Mathilde de Rothschild; Sara Louise Franchetti; Nathaniel Mayer Anselm von Rothschild and 5 others
Brother of Betty Salomon de Rothschild

Occupation: Banker
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About Anselm Salomon von Rothschild

Wikipedia - Banker

Anselm Salomon von Rothschild, baron (January 29, 1803 – July 27, 1874) was an Austrian banker, founder of the Creditanstalt, and a member of the Vienna branch of the Rothschild family.

Contents [show] Family[edit] He was born in the Imperial City of Frankfurt, the son of Freiherr Salomon Mayer von Rothschild (1774–1855), ancestor of the family's Austrian branch, and his wife Caroline Stern (1782–1854). He had a younger sister Betty (1805–1874), who married her French uncle James Mayer de Rothschild.

According to the testament left by progenitor Mayer Amschel Rothschild, the children of the Rothschild family were obliged to enter into matrimony with their first and second cousins. Anselm Salomon did so in 1826 by marrying Charlotte Nathan Rothschild (1807–1859), daughter of his uncle Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777–1836) from the London branch of the family; together they had eight children:

Mayer Anselm Leon (1827–1828) Caroline Julie Anselm (1830–1907), "Julie", married Adolph Carl von Rothschild (1823–1900), son of Carl Mayer von Rothschild at Naples, lived at Rothschild Castle in Pregny-Chambésy near Geneva Mathilde Hannah von Rothschild (1832–1924), married Freiherr Wilhelm Carl von Rothschild (1828–1901), banker at Frankfurt Sarah Luisa (1834–1924), married Baron Raimondo Franchetti (1829–1905), lived at Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti in Venice Nathaniel Anselm (1836–1905), maecenas at Vienna Ferdinand James (1839–1898), moved to the United Kingdom, had Waddesdon Manor built from 1874 Albert Salomon (1844–1911), took over the running of the family's Viennese bank Alice Charlotte (1847–1922), lived at Eythrope, UK, near her brother Ferdinand, from whom she inherited Waddeson Manor, and later moved to Grasse, France. Life[edit] In 1820 Anselm Salomon's father Salomon Mayer had established a bank company at Vienna, financing the building of the Austrian Emperor Ferdinand Northern Railway in the 1830s. He had been a confident of Chancellor Prince Klemens von Metternich and also a discreet lender of the Bohemian and Hungarian nobility. Upon his death in 1855, his son and heir Anselm created the k.k. privilegierte Österreichische Credit-Anstalt für Handel und Gewerbe, which evolved to the largest bank of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.

Anselm himself gradually retired from the banking business in the 1860s and participated in the Austrian Southern Railway company. He rejected the Austro-Prussian War of 1866 and refused to accommodate any side with money. As a philanthropist, he founded the Vienna Rothschild Hospital in 1869. He was also a prominent art collector, honorary citizen, and an appointed member of the Austrian House of Lords from 1861. He died in Vienna.

References[edit] The Rothschilds; a Family Portrait by Frederic Morton. Atheneum Publishers (1962) ISBN 156836220X (1998 reprint) The Rothschilds, a Family of Fortune by Virginia Cowles. Alfred A. Knopf (1973) ISBN 0394487737 Rothschild: The Wealth and Power of a Dynasty by Derek Wilson. Scribner, London (1988) ISBN 0684190184 House of Rothschild : Money's Prophets: 1798-1848 by Niall Ferguson. Viking Press (1998) ISBN 0670857688 The House of Rothschild (vol. 2) : The World's Banker: 1849-1999 by Niall Ferguson. Diane Publishing Co. (1999) ISBN 0756753937

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Anselm Salomon von Rothschild's Timeline

1803
January 29, 1803
Frankfurt Am Main, Hessen-Nassau, Preussen
1826
September 11, 1826
Age 23
London
1827
July 7, 1827
Age 24
1830
August 2, 1830
Age 27
Vienna, Austria
1832
March 5, 1832
Age 29
Vienna, Austria
1834
December 8, 1834
Age 31
1836
October 26, 1836
Age 33
Vienna, Austria
1839
December 17, 1839
Age 36
Vienna, Austria
1844
October 29, 1844
Age 41
Vienna, Austria
1847
February 17, 1847
Age 44
Frankfurt am Main, Hessen-Nassau, Preussen