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Maurice Ephrussi

Maurice Ephrussi
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Maurice Ephrussi (first from left) with M. du Bos, Siegfried Lehndorff and Georg von Lehndorff as members of a referee committee at a horse-racing track in Baden-Baden in 1902
Born (1849-11-18)18 November 1849
Odessa, Russian Empire (now Ukraine)
Died 29 October 1916(1916-10-29) (aged 66)
Paris, France
Residence Paris, Monte Carlo, Reux, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Occupation Financier, Racehorse owner/breeder
Board member of Banque Ephrussi
Spouse(s) Béatrice de Rothschild
Children Mathilde Elisabeth Ephrussi de Rothschild Cohen
Parent(s) Charles Joachim Ephrussi (1792-1864) & Henriette Halperson (1822-1888)
Relatives Siblings:
Léon, Ignaz, Michel, Thérèse, Marie

Maurice Ephrussi (18 November 1849 – 29 October 1916) was a French banker and horsebreeder.

Maurice Ephrussi was born on November 18, 1849 in Odessa, Ukraine. He was a member of the Ephrussi family. His father, Charles Joachim Ephrussi, was a trader in wheat who founded a bank, Ephrussi & Co.. His mother was Henriette Halperson. His elder half-brother, Ignace von Ephrussi, founded a branch of the family bank in Vienna, Austria.

With his older brother, Michel Ephrussi, Maurice co-founded a branch of Ephrussi & Co. in Paris, France.

Maurice Ephrussi and his brother Michel were both involved in the sport of Thoroughbred horse racing. Maurice owned Haras du Gazon, a breeding farm in Bazoches-au-Houlme, Orne, Normandy where he bred the outstanding runner and champion sire, Perth. Perth's sire was the Ephrussi stallion War Dance who also sired the brilliant filly, Roxelane.

In the 1860s, Maurice Ephrussi had acquired Château de Reux near Reux, Calvados located about 90 kilometres (56 mi) northeast of Haras du Gazon.

Horses raced by Maurice Ephrussi won a number of important races in France and England including the:

Haras du Gazon was later purchased by American horseman, Herman B. Duryea.

Ephrussi married Béatrice de Rothschild, the daughter of Alphonse de Rothschild, a member of the Rothschild banking family of France. The wedding took place on June 5, 1883 in Paris. They maintained a home in Paris, a villa in Monte Carlo called "Rose de France", and in the early 1900s built Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild at Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.



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