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Lionel Rothschild
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Born in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Born on 8th of February 1868
Died on 27th of August 1937

A scion of the Rothschild banking dynasty, Lionel Walter Rothschild was forced to work in his family’s financial empire until 1908, in spite of showing a singular lack of ability. His first and abiding love was zoology, briefly studied in Bonn and Cambridge, then as the owner of a private zoological collection added to during regular exotic expeditions. A veritable menagerie of creatures now bear his name. An MP from 1899 to 1910, he was a passionate Zionist, the letter known as the Balfour Declaration supporting that cause delivered to his London home.

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