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Alfred Harmsworth
Birth: Jul. 15, 1865
Death: Aug. 14, 1922

1st and last Viscount Northcliffe. Publisher. Born Alfred Charles William Harmsworth, the son of Alfred and Geraldine Maffett Harmsworth in Chapelizod, Ireland. He attended school in England where he began his career as a free-lance contributor to popular periodicals. He launched his first independent periodical, Answers, in 1888. Within five years, his circulation topped a million copies a week. He built upon his base, acquiring in 1894, the London Evening News, he founded the Daily Mail in 1896 and the Daily Mirror in 1903. He gained control of the floundering Times in 1908, revitalizing it. He initiated such specialities as women's columns, serials, and social gossip in his papers. Eventually he presided over the world's largest periodical combine, the Amalgamated Press. He was created 1st Baronet Harmsworth in August 1904, then 1st Baron Northcliffe of the Isle of Thanet, and finally he was created 1st Viscount Northcliffe in January 1918, the same year he served as Director of Propaganda in Enemy Countries. Upon his death, his titles became extinct.
 (bio by: Iola) 
 
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 Parents:
  Alfred Harmsworth (1837 - 1889)
  Geraldine Mary Maffett Harmsworth (1838 - 1925)
 
 Children:
  Richard Turner (1961 - 2016)*
 
 Siblings:
  Alfred Harmsworth (1865 - 1922)
  Geraldine Harmsworth King (1866 - 1945)*
  Robert Leicester Harmsworth (1870 - 1937)*
  Hildebrand Aubrey Harmsworth (1872 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: ulcerative endocarditis
 
Burial:
East Finchley Cemetery and Crematorium
East Finchley
London Borough of Barnet
Greater London, England
 
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Record added: Jan 17, 2000
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