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Beit, Sir Otto John, first baronet (1865-1930), financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur

Maryna Fraser

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/30677

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Beit, Sir Otto John, first baronet (1865-1930), financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur, was born on 7 December 1865 in Hamburg, Germany, twelve years after his brother Alfred Beit. He was the third son of Siegfried Beit (1818-1881), silk merchant, and his wife, Laura Caroline Hahn (b. 1819). The Beits, who ...

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