Hugo Hirst, 1st Baron Hirst

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Sir Hugo Hirst, Bart, around 1930

Hugo Hirst, 1st Baron Hirst (26 November 1863 – 22 January 1943), known as Sir Hugo Hirst, Bt, between 1925 and 1934, was a German-born British industrialist.

Born near Munich, Hugo Hirsch became a naturalized British subject in 1883 and changed his surname to Hirst.[1]

He was co-founder with Gustav Binswanger of the General Electric Company plc, and in 1910 became its chairman.[2]

He was created a baronet, of Witton in the County of Warwick, on 2 July 1925[3] and elevated to the peerage as Baron Hirst, of Witton in the County of Warwick, on 28 June 1934.[4]

As both his son and his grandson died before Hirst, his baronetcy and peerage both became extinct on his death in 1943.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Werner Eugen Mosse, Julius Carlebach, Second chance: two centuries of German-speaking Jews in the United Kingdom Mohr Siebeck, 1991 ISBN 3-16-145741-2 page 187
  2. ^ GEC History
  3. ^ The London Gazette: no. 33063. p. 4449. 3 July 1925.
  4. ^ The London Gazette: no. 34066. p. 4222. 3 July 1934.
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Baron Hirst
1934–1943
Extinct