Famous British Bankers

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Evelyn Robert de Rothschild
(Banker, Polo player)
Evelyn Robert de Rothschild
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Birthdate: August 29, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Jacob Rothschild
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Birthdate: April 29, 1936
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
(British Politician and Zoologist Who Served as a Member of Parliament from Aylesbury)
Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild
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Birthdate: February 8, 1868
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: England
Died: August 27, 1937

Walter Rothschild, 2nd Baron Rothschild was a British soldier, politician, zoologist, and banker. He is best remembered for his service as the president of the largest Jewish communal organization in the UK, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, between 1925 and 1926. Walter Rothschild also made immense contributions to the field of zoology.

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 4 
Gina Miller
(Businesswoman and Activist, Who Won a Case over Brexit Implementation, against the British Government)
Gina Miller
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Birthdate: April 19, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Guyana

Guyanese-British businesswoman and activist Gina Miller is the co-founder of the management firm SCM Direct. A former Labour Party member, she campaigned for transparency with regard to Brexit. She won a case challenging the UK government's authority to invoke Article 50 without an approval from the Parliament.

Nathan Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild
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Birthdate: November 8, 1840
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: London
Died: March 31, 1915
George Bingham, Lord Bingham
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Birthdate: September 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
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Nathaniel Philip Rothschild
(Financier, Economist and Banker)
Nathaniel Philip Rothschild
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Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
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Chips Keswick
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Birthdate: February 2, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London
 9 
John Templeton
(Investor)
John Templeton
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Birthdate: November 29, 1912
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Winchester, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 8, 2008
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Charles Rothschild
(Banker, Entomologist)
Charles Rothschild
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Birthdate: May 9, 1877
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: October 12, 1923
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Moses Montefiore
(Financier)
Moses Montefiore
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Birthdate: October 24, 1784
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Livorno, Italy
Died: July 28, 1885
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Otto Hermann Kahn
(Art collector, Banker)
Otto Hermann Kahn
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Birthdate: February 21, 1867
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Mannheim
Died: March 29, 1934
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Noam Gottesman
(Businessman, former hedge fund manager, and co-founder of GLG Partners)
Noam Gottesman
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Birthdate: 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Israel
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Mervyn King
(British Economist Who Served as Governor of the Bank of England)
Mervyn King
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Birthdate: March 30, 1948
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chesham Bois, Buckinghamshire, England

British economist Mervyn King, Member of the House of Lords Lord Temporal, serves as School Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and as Chairman of the Philharmonia. He taught at the University of Birmingham, Harvard and MIT, and served the Bank of England as a non-executive director, chief economist, deputy governor and lastly as Governor.  

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Alfred de Rothschild
(Banker, Diplomat)
Alfred de Rothschild
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Birthdate: July 20, 1842
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London
Died: January 31, 1918

Part of the famous Rothschild banking family from Frankfurt, Alfred de Rothschild started his career with his family’s N.M. Rothschild Bank in London. He later had a 20-year stint as the director of the Bank of England. A passionate art collector, he later also served as a trustee of the National Gallery.

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William Erasmus Darwin
(Charles Darwin's son)
William Erasmus Darwin
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Birthdate: December 27, 1839
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: 1914 AD
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John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
(Anthropologist, Politician, Archaeologist, Prehistorian, Banker, Statistician, Naturalist, Zoologist, Entomologist)
John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury
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Birthdate: April 30, 1834
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: London
Died: May 28, 1913

British banker John Lubbock, 1st Baron Avebury, better known as Sir John Lubbock, had also been an MP. However, he is best known for his contribution to ethnography and archaeology. He is also credited with coining the terms Paleolithic and Neolithic, and is known for his books on animal behavior.

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Edward George, Baron George
(British economist and banker)
Edward George, Baron George
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Birthdate: September 16, 1938
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Carshalton, England
Died: April 18, 2009

Edward Alan John George was a British economist and banker who served as the Governor of the Bank of England from 1993 to 2003. Credited with guiding BOE to independence, enabling it to take full control of the country’s monetary policy, he was also acclaimed for his adept handling of UK’s withdrawal from the European Communities’ exchange-rate mechanism in 1992.

Sir Francis Baring, 1st Baronet
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Birthdate: April 18, 1740
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Exeter, England
Died: September 11, 1810
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Reginald McKenna
(Politician)
Reginald McKenna
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Birthdate: July 6, 1863
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: London, England
Died: September 6, 1943
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Henry Thornton
(Economist)
Henry Thornton
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Birthdate: March 10, 1760
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 16, 1815

Born to a well-known merchant and evangelist, Henry Thornton too followed in his father’s footsteps to become part of the evangelical Clapham Sect. A monetory theorist, he later became the first to explain the difference between nominal and real interest rates. The noted economist had also been a parliamentarian.

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Thomas Attwood
(Former Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom, Banker and Economist)
Thomas Attwood
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Birthdate: October 6, 1783
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Halesowen, Shropshire, England
Died: March 6, 1856

British banker, economist, political-campaigner Thomas Attwood is best-remembered as a leader in the electoral reform movement. He founded the Birmingham Political Union and emerged as a prominent figure of the underconsumptionist Birmingham School and during the public campaign for Great Reform Act of 1832. After the act was passed, Attwood and Joshua Scholefield became the first two Members of Parliament for Birmingham.

William Ormsby-Gore, 4th Baron Harlech
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Birthdate: April 11, 1885
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: London, England
Died: February 14, 1964
Walter Cunliffe, 1st Baron Cunliffe
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Birthdate: December 3, 1855
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 6, 1920
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Sassoon David Sassoon
(Businessman, Philanthropist)
Sassoon David Sassoon
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Birthdate: 1832
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mumbai, India
Died: June 24, 1867
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Frederick David Mocatta
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Birthdate: January 15, 1828
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England
Died: January 16, 1905
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Alex Cowper-Smith
(Investor, Banker)
Alex Cowper-Smith
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Birthdate: January 1, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: United Kingdom