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Alphonse Mayer von Rothschild (1878-1942)

Alphonse Mayer von Rothschild was the second son of Albert and Bettina and was born in Vienna on 15 February 1878. He married an Englishwoman, Clarice Sebag-Montefiore, on 20 November 1912 and had three children.

Alphonse studied law, although he never practised, and was a lover of classical literature and philately. His stamp collection was one of the world's finest. Alphonse maintained some of the Rothschilds' most splendid residences, notably the Theresianumgasse in Vienna and the estates at Langau and Schillersdorf.

At the time of the Anschluss, Alphonse and Clarice were in London, and managed to meet their daughters in Switzerland. The family travelled to England, and then to America, where Alphonse died on 1 September 1942.