Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere

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About Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere


Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, PC (26 April 1868 – 26 November 1940) was a leading British newspaper proprietor, owner of Associated Newspapers Ltd. He is known in particular, with his brother Alfred Harmsworth, the later Viscount Northcliffe, for the development of the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror. He was a pioneer of popular journalism.

During the 1930s, he was known to be a supporter of Nazi Germany, purportedly having become convinced that the National Socialist Party would help restore the German monarchy. He cultivated contacts to promote British support for Germany.

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Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere's Timeline

April 26, 1868
August 2, 1894
Age 26
London, England
September 25, 1895
Age 27
Sussex, England
May 29, 1898
Age 30
November 26, 1940
Age 72