Lord Nathaniel Charles Jacob Rothschild was born into the English branch of the Rothschild Family in 1936.
The third Lord Rothschild, he was designated by his cousin, Dorothy de Rothschild as the heir to Waddesdon Estate in Buckinghamshire and as Chairman of Yad Hanadiv “the Rothschild Foundation”.
Lord Rothschild (Jacob) is best known to the public for his support of art and heritage institutions in England, among them the National Gallery and the National Trust.
He chairs the family charitable trust that oversees the running of Waddesdon Manor, bequeathed to the United Kingdom’s National Trust by James de Rothschild in 1957.
Lord Jacob Rothschild served as Chair of Yad Hanadiv from 1989 until 2018. He currently serves as the Foundation’s President.
In 2018, Lord Rothschild’s daughter, the Hon. Hannah Rothschild, assumed the role of Chair of Yad Hanadiv -a philanthropic foundation dedicated to creating resources for advancing Israel as a vibrant, democratic society, committed to Jewish values and equal opportunity for all its inhabitants.
Photographer: Hugh Palmer
Of further interest...
The Fragrance Garden
The Fragrance Garden, established in 1985, is the youngest of the Memorial Gardens. Seeking a way to enable people with limited or no eyesight to enjoy the flowers, Mme. Dorothy de Rothschild initiated the Fragrance Garden
Gardening in the previous century was characterized by high-maintenance garden design, ostentatious use of plants and inanimate elements foreign to the environment, and overuse of non-environmentally friendly fertilizers and pest control agents