Éric de Rothschild

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Éric de Rothschild
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Éric de Rothschild in 2013
Born3 October 1940 (1940-10-03) (age 82)
SpouseMaria-Beatrice Caracciolo di Forino
Children3, including Saskia de Rothschild
Parent(s)Alain de Rothschild
Mary Chauvin du Treuil
RelativesÉlie de Rothschild (uncle)
Pierre Rosenberg (brother-in-law)

Baron Éric Alain Robert David de Rothschild (born 3 October 1940) is a Jewish banker.

Early life[edit]

Éric de Rothschild was born on 3 October 1940 in New York City.[1] His father was Alain de Rothschild.[2] His uncle was Élie de Rothschild.[2]


He took over the management of Château Lafite Rothschild from his uncle in 1973[3] and turned it from a "traditional, perhaps not precise, instrument to an artistic, professional one", a move that enabled the vineyard to remain competitive during the 1980s when international wines became more competitive.[4] In 1984, he bought the vineyard château Rieussec.[5]

In 1982, he was managing the de Rothschild bank in Paris with his cousin David René de Rothschild when it was nationalized by François Mitterrand's government.

He is the chairman of the UK Private Banking & Trust.[2] He is on the supervisory board of Paris Orléans, which manages €28.3 billion of assets.[6] From 1994 to 2004, he managed the archives of the bank Rothschild Frères before transferring it to The Rothschild Archive.[7]

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Maria-Beatrice Caracciolo di Forino, a painter.[8] He has two sons and one daughter.[9]

He is the honorary president of the Grand Synagogue of Paris.[10]

He has been the chairman of the Mémorial de la Shoah, a museum about The Holocaust in Paris, since 2001.[1] In 2010, with Serge Klarsfeld, he revealed the existence of a document that contained a law project regarding the fate of Jewish people in France, and annotated by the Maréchal Pétain.[11] In 2012, he called for the teaching of the Holocaust in French schools, to combat antisemitism and all forms of racism.[1]


  • 1993: Wine Spectator's Distinguished Service Award[12]
  • 2006: Southern Wine & Spirits of America Lifetime Achievement Award[13]


  1. ^ a b c Antoine Fouchet, Éric de Rothschild plaide pour « l’enseignement de la Shoah », La Croix, January 29, 2012
  2. ^ a b c Sharlene Goff, The Rothschilds’ family fortune, Financial Times, March 25, 2010
  3. ^ "History - Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)". www.lafite.com.
  4. ^ Riewer, Eric (2002-01-01). "Interview with Eric de Rothschild". Decanter. Retrieved 2022-09-13.
  5. ^ "Un domaine à la loupe". La Revue du vin de France (in French). Retrieved 2023-01-10.
  6. ^ "Rothschild & Co Investor Relations". www.paris-orleans.com.
  7. ^ "Archives nationales du monde du travail". archives-nationales-travail.culture.gouv.fr (in French). Retrieved 2023-01-10.
  8. ^ Max Abelson, ‘Come on In, Baron!’ Eric de Rothschild Buys Village Co-op for $1.15 M., The New York Observer, June 5, 2008
  9. ^ The Rothschild Archive: Genealogy
  10. ^ "Administration - - Grande Synagogue de La Victoire". www.lavictoire.org.
  11. ^ "Pétain ideó una ley anti-judía en la Francia de Vichy". abc (in Spanish). 2010-10-06. Retrieved 2023-01-10.
  12. ^ "Baron Eric de Rothschild". Wine Spectator. Retrieved 13 September 2022.
  13. ^ "Award for Baron Eric de Rothschild | Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)". LAfite.com. January 2006. Retrieved 2022-09-13.

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