L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e ~ D o s t o ï e v s k i

L a - b e a u t é - s a u v e r a - l e - m o n d e  ~  D o s t o ï e v s k i

Friday, July 22, 2016

Ten years hence - two portraits by de László - and three more

At the age of twenty-five, 1923.

The Honorable Esmond Cecil Harmsworth, later 2nd Viscount Rothermere (29 May 1898 – 12 July 1978), British Conservative politician and press magnate. The son of Harold Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, who had founded the Daily Mail in partnership with his brother Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe, he was educated at Eton and commissioned into the Royal Marine Artillery in World War I. His two older brothers were both killed in action. In 1919, he was elected as a Unionist Member of Parliament, at twenty-one one of the youngest MPs ever. He served there until 1929. By the 1930s, with his father preoccupied with his support of appeasement for Nazi Germany, the son had taken over management of the family businesses; his stewardship was deployed with sufficient skill that, today, they still remain under family control. He succeeded to the viscountcy in 1940, was married three times and had four children. He died at the age of eighty, and was succeeded by his son from his first marriage.

At the age of thirty-five, 1933.


His eldest brother, Captain Hon. Harold Alfred Vyvyan St. George Harmsworth (2 August 1894 - 12 February 1918), 1916.
The middle brother, Lieutenant Hon. Vere Sidney Tudor Harmsworth (25 September 1895 - 13 November 1916), 1916.
His son, Vere Harold Esmond Harmsworth, later 3rd Viscount Rothermere (27 April 1925 - 1 September 1998), 1933.

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