This Day in Jewish History / From rags to the king’s privy
March 3, 1852, is the birthdate of Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel, a German-born Jew who reached the pinnacle of English society.
Ernest Joseph Cassel was born in Cologne, then part of the Kingdom of Prussia. His father, Jacob Cassel, was the owner of a small bank, from a family that had been involved in finance since the 17th century. His mother was the former Amalia Rosenheim.
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