Albert Von Rothschild
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Years covered: 1868 to 1892
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|ALBERT VON ROTHSCHILD
(born Oct-29-1844, died Feb-11-1911) Austria
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|(Baron) Albert Freiherr von Rothschild was a banker and patron who helped to finance the Vienna tournaments of 1873, 1882, 1898, 1903 (Gambit) and 1908. He was also President of the Vienna Chess Association 1872-1883 and a strong amateur player.|
Wikipedia article: Albert Salomon von Rothschild
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|Aug-01-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
<Albert Salomon Anselm von Rothschild>
".. He was a chess patron who helped to finance the Vienna tournaments of 1873, 1882, 1898, 1903 (Gambit) and 1908. He was also President of the Vienna Chess Association 1872-1883 and a strong amateur player. He took a special interest in institutions that provided assistance to Jewish artists and musicians. Following his wife's passing in 1892 at the young age of thirty-four, in her memory Albert von Rothschild built the Bettina Frauenspital (Bettina Hospital for Women) and a Bettina Rothschild begonia was named for her. A benefactor of the Vienna Observatory, the Austrian astronomer Johann Palisa named the large Main belt asteroid he discovered in 1885 the <250 Bettina> in her honor. .."
[when opening my Baujolais Villages 2008, I will dream of a 1945 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild Jeroboam ... santé!]
|Aug-01-09|| ||IMlday: Before he died he had donated 500 francs for a Brilliancy Prize at San Sebastian 1911. It was won by Capablanca for his game against Bernstein.|
|Aug-02-09|| ||myschkin: . . .
He was considered to be the richest European back in the days:
Albert's wealth has been estimated ~ 1 billon <Austrian Krones>
1 Krone (1910) ~ 40 Austrian Schilling/6 Deutsche Mark (1994)
Family backround: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mayer_...
|Oct-29-09|| ||Moonstone: In Memoriam...
Happy Birthday Albert!
|Oct-29-09|| ||Birthday Boy: Happy Birthday!!!Albert Von Rothschild!!!|
|Sep-10-10|| ||GrahamClayton: <IMlday>Before he died he had donated 500 francs for a Brilliancy Prize at San Sebastian 1911. It was won by Capablanca for his game against Bernstein.|
Rothschild also offered two brilliancy prizes of 10 pounds each for the 1904 Cambridge Springs tournament.
In regard to his wealth, an item in the "Argus" newspaper dated the 14th of February 1911 suggested that his wealth at the time of his death was 30,000,000 pounds, which was a prodigious amount of money at that time.
|Oct-29-12|| ||brankat: Herr von Rothschild did a lot for Chess. Particularly in Austria, and indirectly in Europe in general.|
|Oct-29-12|| ||Marmot PFL: Rothschild built a nice little cottage for himself http://www.lexigramsofthemoment.com...|
|Oct-29-12|| ||achieve: Looks like the Mansion where Kubrick's 'Eyes Wide Shut' sex sceance scene was filmed...|
|Nov-01-12|| ||brankat: A nice looking "house" indeed. If I had the money, I'd probably do about the same.|
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