Robert Philippe Gustave de Rothschild

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Robert Philippe Gustave de Rothschild

Birthdate: (66)
Birthplace: Paris, Île-de-France, France
Death: December 25, 1946 (66)
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
Immediate Family:

Son of Baron Gustave Samuel James de Rothschild and Cécile de Rothschild
Husband of Gabrielle Régine (Nelly) Beer
Father of Diane Cecile Alice Juliette Mühlstein, Benvenuti; James Gustave Jules Alain de Rothschild; Cécile Léonie Eugénie Gudule Lucie de Rothschild and Elie Robert de Rothschild
Brother of Octave de Rothschild; Zoe Lucie Betty Lambert; Aline Caroline Sassoon, Lady Sassoon; Berthe Juliette Gudule Leonino and Andre de Rothschild

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About Robert Philippe Gustave de Rothschild

Robert Philippe Gustave de Rothschild was a French banker, philanthropist and polo player.

Robert de Rothschild was born on 19 January 1880 in Paris, France. His father, Baron Gustave de Rothschild, was a banker. His mother was Cécile Anspach.

During World War II, he was on the Nazi blacklist. Moreover, his French citizenship was nullified by the Vichy government because he was Jewish. He escaped to England and emigrated to the United States, arriving in New York City in August 1940. He stayed there for five years, throughout the war years.

He supported Jewish causes in France, and later New York City. After the war, he supported efforts to revive Jewish life in France.

He was a four-goal polo player. He was the founder of the Deauville International Polo Club in 1907. He organized the Laversine Open Polo Cup on the grounds of his chateau in Saint-Maximin. He also organized tournaments in Apremont in 1920. By 1995, Apremont was home to the Polo Club du Domaine de Chantilly. He won the International Paris Tournament in 1907 and the Paris Open in 1920.

He married Gabrielle Nelly Régine Beer on 6 March 1907. They resided at the Château de Laversine. They had two sons and two daughters:

Diane Cécile Alice Juliette de Rothschild (1907–1996), married to Anatol Mühlstein (m. 1932), and Joseph Benvenuti (m. 1952) James Gustave Jules Alain de Rothschild (1910–1982), married Mary Chauvin du Treuil (m. 1938) Cécile Léonie Eugénie Gudule Lucie de Rothschild (1913–1995) Élie Robert de Rothschild (1917–2007), married to Liliane Fould-Springer (m. 1942) During the war, his two sons were captured by the Nazis.

He died of pneumonia on Christmas Day, 25 December 1946 in Lausanne, Switzerland at age 66.

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Robert Philippe Gustave de Rothschild's Timeline

January 19, 1880
Paris, Île-de-France, France
December 12, 1907
Age 27
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France
January 7, 1910
Age 29
Paris, Île-de-France, France
March 15, 1913
Age 33
May 29, 1917
Age 37
December 25, 1946
Age 66
Paris, Paris, Île-de-France, France