Julius Beer

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Julius Beer
Born 1836
Frankfurt, Germany
Died 1880
London, England
Burial place Highgate Cemetery
Nationality British
Occupation Businessman, banker, newspaper baron
Spouse(s) Thyrza Beer
Children Frederick Arthur Beer
Relatives Rachel 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.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

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

Career[edit]

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.[4] His mausoleum has been listed as Grade II since 14 May 1974.[2][5] It was designed by English architect John Oldrid Scott (1841–1913).[6]

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)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Max Egremont, Siegfried Sassoon, Pan Macmillan, 2006, p. 17
  2. ^ a b c British Listed Buildings: Mausoleum of Julius Beer in Highgate (Western) Cemetery, Camden
  3. ^ Phillip Cottrell, Investment Banking in England 1856-1881, Routledge, 2013, p. 495 [1]
  4. ^ a b c FindAGrave: Julius Beer
  5. ^ Elisabeth Hewes, Betty's Travel Journals, Paragon Publishing, 2011, p. 152 [2]
  6. ^ Bridget Cherry, London: North, Yale University Press, 1998, p. 354