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Baron Max Fould-Springer

Baron Max Fould-Springer

Male 1906 - 1999  (Age: 93)    Has 4 ancestors but no descendants in our family tree.


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  • Name Max Fould-Springer 
    Prefix Baron 
    Born 1906  Vienna, AustriaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AKA / Alias Max Fould-Springer 
    Biography (Biography) 
    • Max Fould-Springer was born in Vienna to an Austrian mother, whose family had businesses in Central Europe and France, and to a French father, descending from the illustrious Fould family of bankers that goes back to the Second Empire. Although he felt profoundly French throughout his life, his name - which was ennobled by Emperor François- Joseph of Austria (1830-1916) – made him a faithful adherent and supporter of both cultures.

      Though not a passionate collector, Baron Fould-Springer had a great sense of taste and an incomparable talent for successfully combining works of art and objects from different periods and styles, many of which were acquired by his father, Baron Eugène Fould-Springer, in the 19th century.

      Baron Fould-Springer was passionate about classical and modern architecture and was deeply involved in the protection and renovation of French monuments, such as the Louvre colonnade, the Versailles opera and the beautiful 18th century stables of the Château de Chantilly. Sixty years of his life were devoted to restoring and reviving the Royaumont Abbatial Palace, a splendid and rare example of 18th century Palladian architecture, near Paris, acquired by the Baron’s parents in 1924. Baron Fould-Springer is remembered by his friends and family as an intelligent, kind and discreet gentleman.
    Died 9 Mar 1999  Paris, FranceFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 3 siblings 
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    Abbey Palace of Royaumont, near Chantilly, France
    Abbey Palace of Royaumont, near Chantilly, France
    Abbey Palace of Royaumont near Chantilly, is a late 18th-century mansion designed by Louis Le Masson for the Abbot of Royaumont, Henri Eléonore Le Cornut de Balivière, chaplain of Louis XVI. The actual abbey was destroyed in the French Revolution, but the Abbey Palace survived.

    The mansion changed hands until it was eventually bought by Baron and Baroness Eugène Fould-Springer in 1923. Their grandson Nathaniel de Rothschild immediately set out to restore the "magnificent property" and give it a "soul."

    The Fould-Springers carefully selected works of art, furniture, lighting, clocks and ceramics that reflected the stately beauty of the house.

    Although Abbey Palace hasn't been regularly lived in by the descendants of Baron and Baroness Fould-Springer since the late 1980s, it remains a pride of the family. Rothschild says in the Christies auction catalogue, that he long looked for the best way of preserving the integrity of the property, a solution that he has now found. It is to become a high-quality seminar centre. This requires modernisation and, as a result, the contents of the Abbey Palace were sold at auction in September 2011 raising over €7M.

    This video was produced by Christies as part of a guide to the contents of the house.
    Person ID I17958  Mitchell Families
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2015 

    Father Eugène Charles Joachim Fould (ID:I17956)
              b. 14 Aug 1876, Ville d'Avray, France Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1929, Shanghai, China Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52) 
    Mother Marie Cécile von Springer (ID:I17955)
              b. May 1886, Austria Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 9 Dec 1978, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 92) 
    Married 12 Apr 1905  Vienna, AustriaFind all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 4 children 
    Notes 
    • The Fould/Springer family had accumulated huge wealth and in the 1920's acquired the Palace Abbatial, in Royaumont, to the north of Paris. The contents of the house were sold off at auction in 2011.
    Family ID F4435  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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