is pleased to invite you to a luncheon with special guest
Author and Journalist
Reporter at Le Figaro (1966 - 2005)
She will speak to the Club (in French) on:
Henri de Rothschild (1872 - 1947):
Visionary and Precursor, Humanitarian, Philanthropist and Adventurer -
all with a touch of Genius
Join us as Nadège Forestier, great-granddaughter of Henri de Rothschild, and author of the biography Henri de Rothschild, un humanitaire avant l'heure, paints a glowing portrait full of precious knowledge and anecdotes of a visionary philanthropist perpetually bursting with ideas.
A descendant of the most famous European banking dynasty, Henri de Rothschild was the first of the famed family to turn his back on the world of banking, opting rather for a less linear and far more adventurous path of life. Passionate, audacious, with a true entrepreneurial spirit, de Rothschild nevertheless embodied the family's maxim Concordia, integritas, industria: when one has received much, one must give much.
A doctor by vocation, Henri de Rothschild was passionate about advancing science, in a word: un humanitaire avant l'heure. He built hospitals, notably the Polyclinique Rue Marcadet in Paris's 18th arrondissement, discovered and distributed sterilized milk through his philanthropic association Les Gouttes de Lait, helped formulate a 'miracle' cream for treating burns, invented chocolate powder, founded the Théâtre Pigalle, financed Marie Curie's lab dedicated to radioactivity (which would later on become the Institut Curie), became the first French manufacturer of affordable cars called Unic ... to name only a few of his undertakings.
Register now for a very special luncheon in no other place than Henri de Rothschild's former residence itself, the hotel particulier where he also married Mathilde de Weissweiller, today known as the prestigious Cercle de l'Union Interalliée, and listen as Nadege Forestier talks to us about a man whom she hails as le plus Rothschild de la dynastie.
Journalist and international reporter for the Figaro spanning nearly 40 years, Nadège Forestier played a pivotal role in the launch of the Figaro's economic section La Vie Economique, also known as Le Saumon. Since 2005 Mrs. Forestier has been working as an independant journalist with such publications as Paris Match, Management, Les Echos, Femmes, among others.
In addition to her latest book on Henri de Rothschild, Mrs. Forestier has authored four other books, including Bernard Arnault ou le goût du pouvoir (Editions Orban) and Le Taittinger (Editions du Signe).
Wednesday, April 26th, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Cercle de l'Union Interalliée
33, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Mrs. Forestier's book Henri de Rothschild, un humanitaire avant l'heure (Le Cherche Midi, 2018) will be available for purchase and personal dedication at the publishing price of €20.
The Cercle de l’Union Interalliée requires men to wear jacket and tie.
Jeans and sports shoes are not permitted.
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