|FINANCIER, NEWSPAPER OWNER, ART COLLECTOR (GERMANY)|
BORN 1836, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen - DIED 1 Mar 1880, Menton, Alpes-Maritimes|
CAUSE OF DEATH stroke
GRAVE LOCATION London: Highgate Cemetery West, Swain's Lane, Highgate
Julius Beer was the son of Leopold Joachim Beer from Frankfurt am Main. Julius came from Frankfurt to London as a young man. He made a fortune in the London Stock Exchange and became a member of the London Banking Association. But as a Jew and a foreigner and having made his fortune by commerical succes he never felt accepted by high society.
He bought the newspaper "The Observer" in 1870 and he was its owner until his death in 1880. He had some health problems, but after he arrived in Menton to spend the winter there, the suddenly fell seriously ill and died a hours later. His mausoleum at Highgate West Cemetery was designed by John Oldrid Scott (1841-1913). His wife Thyrza Keren-Happuch (1836-1881) and their daughter Ada Sophie (1867-1875) and son Frederick (1858-1901) were buried there as well.
Culbertson, Judi & Tom Randall, Permanent Londoners, Robson Books, London, 1991
Julius Beer - Wikipedia