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Harold Harmsworth,
1st Viscount Rothermere.

Viscount Rothermere, of Hemsted in the County of Kent, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1919 for the press lord Harold Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth.[1] He had already been created a Baronet, of Horsey in the County of Norfolk, on 14 July 1910,[2] and Baron Rothermere, of Hemsted in the County of Kent, in 1914.[3] Every holder of the titles has served as Chairman of Daily Mail and General Trust plc. As of 2009 the titles are held by the first Viscount's great-grandson, the fourth Viscount, who succeeded his father in 1998.

The first Viscount Rothermere was the younger brother of Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe and the elder brother of Cecil Harmsworth, 1st Baron Harmsworth, Sir Leicester Harmsworth, 1st Baronet, and Sir Hildebrand Harmsworth, 1st Baronet.

Viscounts Rothermere (1919)

The Heir Apparent is the present holder's son the the Hon. Richard Jonathan Harold Vere Harmsworth (b. 1994)

See also

References

  1. ^ London Gazette: no. 31427, p. 8221, 1 July 1919. Retrieved on 2008-12-13.
  2. ^ London Gazette: no. 28400, p. 5392, 26 July 1910. Retrieved on 2008-12-13.
  3. ^ London Gazette: no. 28797, p. 810, 30 January 1914. Retrieved on 2008-12-13.
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Page
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