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Robert Maxwell

AKA Jan Ludwik Hoch

Born: 10-Jun-1923
Birthplace: Slatinske Doly, Czechoslovakia
Died: 5-Nov-1991
Location of death: At sea, off the Canary Islands
Cause of death: Accident - Drowning [1]
Remains: Buried, Mount of Olives, Jerusalem, Israel

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Publisher, Criminal

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Mirror Group tycoon

Military service: British Army (WWII)

[1] Maxwell's body was found floating in the water off the Canary Islands after an impromptu five-day cruise on his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine. Despite the circumstances -- his media empire collapsing around him, mired in debt and pension-embezzlement scandal looming -- it is unclear whether Maxwell's death was a suicide, murder by foreign agents, or pure accident.

Father: (d. shot by soldiers)
Mother: (d. Auschwitz)
Wife: Elizabeth Meynard
Son: Kevin Maxwell
Son: Ian Maxwell
Daughter: Ghislaine

    Pergamon Press Founder & Publisher (1949-70; 1974-91)
    Maxwell Communications Corporation Chairman & CEO (1981-91)
    Mirror Group Newspapers Chairman (1984-91)
    MacMillan Chairman (1998-91)
The New York Daily News Owner (1991)
    UK Member of Parliament Buckinghamshire (1964-70)
    Labour Party (UK)
    Censured by the British High Court (1969)
    Risk Factors: Obesity

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