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Sir Otto Beit

Person  Male  Born 7/12/1865  Died 7/12/1930

Categories: Benefactor, Industry

Countries: Germany

Financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur. Born Berlin. Younger brother to Alfred and made his fortune the same way: mining diamonds. Came to London in 1896 and took British citizenship. Governor and benefactor to Imperial College of Science & Technology where he founded the Beit Fellowships for Scientific Research. Died at home at 49 Belgrave Square on his birthday.

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"The munificence of his benefactions" - we just don't write plaques like that...

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