South African financier, b. London as Barnett Isaacs. Competitor of Cecil Rhodes in the South African diamond world. Entered politics in the Cape. His son Woolf became a successful racing driver and chairman of Bentley. Barnett committed suicide. This external site provides more information and Find a Grave, our picture source has a blunt assessment of his character.
Person | Male Born 1852 Died 1897
Barnett I. Barnato
Politician. Born Charles Benjamin Bright McLaren in Edinburgh. He began his career in journalism before turning to the law. Elected as an M.P. in 1880. Member of the Privy Council. Became Baron Abe...