Friday, January 22, 2021

Lady de Rothschild [nee Schott] 1949-2021, former wife of Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

 _. Victoria Lady de Rothschild, who died 18 January, 2021, aged 71, was the second wife of Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, the financier, merchant banker, and scion of the British branch of the wealthy Rothschild family.

Lady de Rothschild, a renowned socialite, was the former Victoria Lou Schott, daughter of Lewis Schott, and his wife Marcia, and was born in 1949. She was a graduate of the Hewitt School, Bradford Junior College and Trinity College in Hartford, USA, and attended the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Her father was chairman of the board of Automatic Toll Systems, Inc., New York.

She married in New York, 1 July, 1973, as the second of his three wives, Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild [born 29 Aug, 1931], scion of the Barons Rothschild, son of Anthony Gustav de Rothschild [1887-1961], and his French-born wife the former Yvonne d'Anvers. 

Her husband, who was knighted in 1989, was Chairman of N.M. Rothschild and Sons Ltd, the merchant bank founded in 1804 by his great-great grandfather; and was Chairman of the Economist Newspaper, 1972-89; and Chairman, United Racecourses Ltd, 1977-94. 

Victoria's marriage to Sir Evelyn was dissolved by divorce in 2000.

Lady de Rothschild leaves three children, two sons, Anthony [born 1977], a record producer, and David [born 1978], and a daughter, Jessica [born 1974], sometime model and literary editor of Tatler.


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