- ‘The ROTHSCHILDS of the East’. The founder of the family was Sheik Sassoon ibn Salah (1750–1830), who was head of the Jewish community in Baghdad for forty years. For more than two centuries the family produced men of wealth and learning. Its mercantile and banking activities spread to India, China, and via England to the Western world. Sir Albert (Abdulla) Sassoon (1818–96) settled in England and he and his brothers were friends of the Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII), and leading figures in society. Among the later English Sassoons were Siegfried Lorraine SASSOON, the poet; Flora (1859–1936), a Hebrew scholar and hostess of a celebrated literary salon in London; Rachel (Richa) Sassoon Beer (1858–1927), editor of the Observer and owner and editor of the Sunday Times; and Sir Philip (1888– 1939), Conservative member of the British Parliament from 1912 to 1939 and a junior minister from 1931–7.
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