Julius Beer

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Julius Beer
Frankfurt, Germany
London, England
Burial placeHighgate Cemetery
OccupationBusinessman, banker, newspaper baron
Spouse(s)Thyrza Beer
RelativesRachel Sassoon Beer (daughter-in-law)

Julius Beer (1836–1880) was a German-born English businessman, banker and newspaper baron. He owned The Observer from 1870 to 1880.


Early life[edit]

Julius Beer was born in 1836 in Frankfurt, Germany.[1]


He made his fortune in the London Stock Exchange.[2] He was a member of the London Banking Association.[3]

In 1870, he purchased The Observer newspaper, which he owned until his death in 1880.[2]

Personal life[edit]

He was married to Thyrza Beer (died 1881).[4] They had a son and a daughter:

He died in 1880.[6] His mausoleum has been listed as Grade II since 14 May 1974.[2][7] It was designed by English architect John Oldrid Scott (1841–1913).[8]

Buried inside Julius Beer Mausoleum in Highgate Cemetery:

  • Ada Sophia Beer (his daughter, d.1875)
  • Julius Beer (d.1880)
  • Thyrza Beer (his wife, d.1881)
  • Arnold Beer (his brother, d.1881)
  • Frederick (his son, d.1903)