Robert Maxwell

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Person.png Robert Maxwell   PowerbaseRdf-icon.png
(media mogul, spook?)
Robert Maxwell.jpg
Born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch
Slatinské Doly, Czechoslovakia
Died 1991-11-05 (Age 68)
Sea around Canary Islands
Nationality British
Citizenship Czechoslovak (1923-1946) British (1946-1991)
Religion Judaism
Children • Michael
• Philip
• Ann
• Christine
• Isabel
• Karine
• Ian
• Kevin
• Ghislaine
Spouse Elisabeth Meynard Maxwell
Victim of premature death
Party Labour

Employment.png Member of Parliament for Buckingham

In office
15 October 1964 - 18 June 1970

Robert Maxwell was a media mogul.[1]


On 5 November 1991, he was last in contact with the crew of the Lady Ghislaine, his yacht, at 4:25 am local time, but was found to be missing later in the morning.[2] Maxwell was presumed to have fallen overboard from the vessel which was cruising off the Canary Islands,[2][3] and his naked body was subsequently recovered from the Atlantic Ocean.[4] The official ruling at a Madrid inquest held in December 1991 was death by a heart attack combined with accidental drowning,[5] although three pathologists had been unable to agree on the cause of his death at the inquest;[4] he had been found to have been suffering from serious heart and lung conditions.[6]The judge ruled out murder.[5]


Related Documents

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:The Markov and Maxwell Murderswebpage20 August 2011Gordon Logan
Document:The linked deaths of Robert Maxwell and Georgi Markovwebpage9 December 2000Gordon Logan
Document:The linked deaths of Robert Maxwell and Georgi Markov - 2webpage9 December 2000Gordon Logan


  1. Document:Tiny Rowland – portrait of the bastard as a rebel
  2. a b Ben Laurance and John Hooper, et al "Maxwell's body found in sea", The Guardian, 6 November 1991
  3. "Robert Maxwell: A Profile". BBC News. 29 March 2001. Retrieved 4 April 2009.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. a b Robert Verkaik "The Mystery of Maxwell's Death", The Independent, 10 March 2006
  5. a b Larry Eichel "Maxwell's Legacy Of Money Troubles Maxwell's Own Daily Mirror Newspaper Now Routinely Calls Him 'The Cheating Tycoon'", Philadelphia Inquirer, 14 December 1991
  6. Marlise Simons "Autopsy Indicates Maxwell Did Not Drown", New York Times, 12 December 1991