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Julius Beer
German physician

Julius Beer

Julius Beer
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Intro German physician
Was Physician
From Germany
Field Healthcare
Gender male
Birth 18 August 1822, Berlin
Death 18 November 1874, Berlin (aged 52 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Julius Beer (1836–1880) was a German-born English businessman, banker and newspaper baron. He owned The Observer from 1870 to 1880.


Early life

Julius Beer was born in 1836 in Frankfurt, Germany. He was Jewish. His uncle was Giacomo Meyerbeer (born Jacob Liebmann Beer; 1791–1864), a German opera composer.


He made his fortune in the London Stock Exchange. He was a member of the London Banking Association.

In 1870, he purchased The Observer newspaper, which he owned until his death in 1880.

Personal life

He was married to Thyrza Beer (died 1881). They had a son and a daughter:

  • Frederick Arthur Beer (died 1903; married Rachel Sassoon Beer (1858–1927)).
  • Ada Sophia Beer (1867-1875, died aged 8 years old) The main sculpture inside the Beer Mausoleum at Highgate Cemetery represents this young girl being protected by an angel.

He died in 1880. His mausoleum has been listed as Grade II since 14 May 1974. It was designed by English architect John Oldrid Scott (1841–1913).

Buried inside Julius Beer Mausoleum in Highgate Cemetery:

  • Ada Sophia Beer (his daughter, d.1875)
  • Julius Beer (d.1880)
  • Thyrza Beer (his wife, d.1881)
  • Arnold Beer (his brother, d.1881)
  • Frederick (his son, d.1903)

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