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Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild

British politician, banker and zoologist

1868   -   1937

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Magdalene College
occupation: banker, politician, ornithologist, entomologist, lepidopterist
award received: Victoria Medal of Honour, honorary doctor of the University of Giessen
position held: Member of the 26th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 28th Parliament of the United Kingdom, Member of the 27th Parliament of the United Kingdom, President of the British Ornithological Union
influenced by: Albert Günther

Lionel Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild (8 February 1868 – 27 August 1937), was a British banker, politician, zoologist and soldier, who was a member of the prominent Rothschild family. As a prominent Zionist leader, he was presented with the famous Balfour Declaration which pledged to a Jewish national home in Palestine. Rothschild was the president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews from 1925 to 1926.
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