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date: 10 December 2019

Warburg, Felixlocked

(14 January 1871–20 October 1937)
  • Elisabeth Glaser-Schmidt

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Warburg, Felix (14 January 1871–20 October 1937), financier and philanthropist, was born in Hamburg, Germany, the son of Moritz Warburg, a partner in M. M. Warburg & Co., the banking house founded by his grandfather, and Charlotte Esther Oppenheim. Warburg grew up in a family where secular Judaism, a sense of community duty, and high standards for achievement reigned. He attended a classical Gymnasium in Hamburg and, like his father, developed a strong interest in music, studying violin, and singing. At the age of sixteen Warburg moved to Frankfurt to learn the sale of precious stones in his grandfather’s business. Under the apprenticeship of his grandfather he studied English, French, and Italian and traveled widely in Central Europe....

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