Lionel Nathan Rothschild (1808 - 1879) MP

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Birthplace: St Swithin, London, England
Death: Died in Piccadilly, London, Middlesex, England
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About Lionel Nathan Rothschild

Lionel Nathan de Rothschild (22 November 1808 – 3 June 1879) was a British banker and politician.


On 26 July 1858 de Rothschild took the oath with covered head, substituting "so help me, [using a Hebrew word for] God" for the ordinary form of oath, and thereupon took his seat as the first Jewish member of Parliament. He was re-elected in general elections in 1859 and 1865, but defeated in 1868; he was returned unopposed in a by-election in 1869 but defeated a second time in the general election in 1874.

In 1885 the Queenraised Rothschild's son Nathan to the peerage. Nathan Mayer de Rothschild became the first Jewish member of the House of Lords.

In 1836, Lionel de Rothschild married Baroness Charlotte von Rothschild (1819-1884), the daughter of Baron Carl Mayer Rothschild of the Rothschild banking family of Naples. They had the following children:

Leonora (1837-1911) Evelina (1839-1866) Nathan Mayer (1840-1915) Alfred Charles (1842-1918) Leopold (1845-1917)

Lionel de Rothschild died in 1879 and his body was interred in the Willesden Jewish Cemetery in the North London suburb of Willesden.

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Lionel Nathan de Rothschild's Timeline

1808
November 22, 1808
St Swithin, London, England
1836
June 15, 1836
Age 27
1837
July 25, 1837
Age 28
1839
August 25, 1839
Age 30
1840
November 8, 1840
Age 31
London, England
1842
July 20, 1842
Age 33
1845
November 22, 1845
Age 37
1879
June 3, 1879
Age 70
Piccadilly, London, Middlesex, England
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Willesden Jewish Burial Ground, Willesden, Middlesex, England