Alfred Loewenstein

Belgian aviator, businessman, soldier, sportsman (1877-1928)

Alfred Léonard Loewenstein CB (11 March 1877 – 4 July 1928)[1] was a Belgian banker and businessman. Loewenstein was worth around £12 million in the currency of the time (equivalent to £728.34 million in 2019), making him the third richest person in the world at the time.[2]

Alfred Loewenstein
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Loewenstein (by Jos De Swerts, 1926)
Born
Alfred Léonard Loewenstein

(1877-03-11)11 March 1877
Brussels, Belgium
Died4 July 1928(1928-07-04) (aged 51)
Occupationbanker, entrepreneur

Loewenstein died on 4 July 1928 after his body fell out of his private plane that was travelling over the North Sea, aged 51.[2] The reason why he fell out of the plane is unknown as murder, accidental or suicide have been not been ruled out.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Généalogie de Alfred Léonard LOEWENSTEIN". Geneanet (in French). Retrieved 2020-10-20.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "LOWENSTEIN'S TRAGIC END SHAKES EUROPE'S MARKETS; SUICIDE THEORY IS RAISED: CAPTAIN ALFRED LOWENSTEIN". New York Times. 6 July 1928. p. 1.
  3. Norris, William (1987). The Man Who Fell From the Sky. Viking. p. 2. ISBN 9780670813698.