Albert Abdullah David Sassoon
Sir Albert was born on 25 July 1818 in Baghdad. He was a member of the Sassoon family. His father, David Sassoon (1792–1864), was a leading Baghdad merchant and a treasurer under Ahmet Pasha, the Governor of Baghdad. However, he fled after he was implicated in a corruption scandal, moving from Baghdad to Bushire, in Iran and settled in Bombay in 1832, where he founded a large banking and mercantile business. David Sassoon's business acumen soon made him one of the richest men in Bombay.
Albert Sassoon was educated in India.
After his father's death, he served as Head of the firm on his father's death.
In 1867 Sasoon was made a Companion of the Order of the Star of India (CSI) and in 1872 a Knight Companion of the Order of the Bath (KCB). In 1873 he visited England and received the freedom of the city of London. Shortly afterwards he settled in England, and was created Baronet Sassoon in 1890.
- The London Gazette: . 31 January 1890. Retrieved 2008-12-28.
- Sharman Kadish, Jewish Heritage in England: an Architectural Guide (English Heritage, 2006, pp. 77-78
- Sassoon: the worlds of Philip and Sybil, Peter Stansky, Yale University Press, 2003, p. 16
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1890 – 1896