This Day in Jewish History 2005: A Rothschild Fascinated by Fleas Dies

A humanitarian, zoologist and advocate of both animal and human rights, as well as seat belts, Dame Miriam was bitten by the bug thanks to her father.

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On January 20, 2005, Dame Miriam Louisa Rothschild died, at the age of 96. A scion of the English branch of the banking family, she made her own name as entomologist, botanist, zoologist, as well as great...