Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere

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About Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere

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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

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