After an 11-year campaign, Lionel de Rothschild took his seat as the first Jewish MP in 1858.
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Mayer Amschel Rothschild becomes Court Agent
In 1769, Mayer Amschel Rothschild, a dealer in coins, was appointed Crown Agent to the Principality of Hesse-Hansau.
Nathan Mayer Rothschild leaves Frankfurt for England
Nathan Mayer Rothschild was 21 years old when, in 1798, he left Frankfurt for Manchester to set up a textile business.
The Elector of Hesse Cassel goes into exile
The Elector of Hesse Cassel, fleeing Napoleon in 1806, entrusted part of his fortune to Mayer Amschel Rothschild.
The Rothschilds supply gold to Wellington
In the closing years of the Napoleonic Wars, the five Rothschild brothers worked to supply gold to Wellington's army.
The Rothschild brothers are made Barons
In 1822, the Austrian Emperor made the five brothers Barons. Nathan in London asked to remain 'plain Mr Rothschild'.
Rothschilds begin their involvement with Almadén
In 1835, Rothschilds acquired rights in the Almadén quicksilver mines in Spain.
De Rothschild Fères finances the Nord line
In 1845, the French government awarded the contract for the first major railway line to be built in the country.
Lionel de Rothschild is elected to Parliament
Lionel de Rothschild was elected to the parliamentary seat for the City of London in 1847.
The first Channel Tunnel project begins
The Channel Tunnel Society was formed in England in 1872. Tunnelling began from near Dover to a point near Calais.
The Rothschilds become shareholders in Rio Tinto
In 1873, the loss making Rio Tinto copper mines were acquired by foreign financiers, including the Rothschilds.
N M Rothschild & Sons funds the Suez purchase
N M Rothschild & Sons raised the funding for the British Government to acquire a major interest in the Suez Canal.
De Rothschild Fères develops interest in Russian oil
In 1886, the French Rothschild bank, de Rothschild Fères, began to develop substantial interests in the Russian oil fields.
The Rothschilds finance the establishment of De Beers
De Beers Consolidated was formed by the amalgamation of the Kimberley diamond mines in South Africa.
The first Gold Fix takes place at New Court
12 September 1919 saw the first Gold Fixing take place at New Court, the offices of N M Rothschild & Sons.
N M Rothschild & Sons finances London's Tube
In 1926, N M Rothschild & Sons helped rearrange the share capital of London's key underground rail company.
Rothschilds' Vienna banking house closes
Rothschilds' Vienna house, S.M. von Rothschild und Söhne, closed in March 1938 following the Nazi invasion of Austria.
Rothschilds finance development in Canada
In 1953, N M Rothschild & Sons led a syndicate to develop 60,000 square miles of land in Newfoundland, Canada.
Banque Rothschild establishes Imétal
Rothschilds' long involvement with mineral mining received a new boost with the creation of Imétal in 1962.
Edmond de Rothschild forms LCF
1963 saw the birth of La Compagnie Financière Edmond de Rothschild (LCF).
The London and Paris banks occupy new offices
In 1965, the staff of N M Rothschild & Sons moved into their new building at New Court, St Swithin's Lane.
The knesset ceremony of dedication takes place
In 1966, a ceremony of dedication for the Knesset took place, in the presence of Dorothy de Rothschild.
Banque Rothschild is nationalised
In 1981, the Rothschilds' highly successful Paris bank was one of 39 to be nationalised by the French government.
Rothschilds advises on British Gas privatisation
1985 saw N M Rothschild & Sons win the 'beauty content' to advise the British government on the sale of British Gas.
Rothschild banking returns to Frankfurt
In 1989 the London and Paris Rothschilds announced the opening of a Frankfurt subsidiary.
Rothschilds develop 3G licence auctions
The British government appointed N M Rothschild & Sons as financial advisers for 3G mobile phone licensing.
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