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Robert Maxwell

Robert Maxwell 1989.jpg
Maxwell at the Global Economic Panel in Amsterdam (1989)
Member of Parliament
for Buckingham
In office
15 October 1964 – 18 June 1970
Preceded byFrank Markham
Succeeded byWilliam Benyon
Personal details
Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch

10 June 1923(1923-06-10)
Slatinské Doly, Czechoslovakia (now Solotvyno, Ukraine)
Died5 November 1991 (aged 68)
Sea around Canary Islands
Resting placeMount of Olives Jewish Cemetery, Jerusalem
British (since 1946)
Political partyLabour
Spouse(s)Elisabeth Meynard (m. 1946–present) «start: (1946)»"Marriage: Elisabeth Meynard to Robert Maxwell" Location: (linkback:
Children9, including Christine, Isabel, Ian, Kevin and Ghislaine
OccupationPublisher, media proprietor
Military service
United Kingdom
Branch/serviceCzechoslovak Army (in-exile)
British Army
Years of service1940–1945
Battles/warsWorld War II
AwardsMilitary Cross

Ian Robert Maxwell (born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch; 10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991), was a British media proprietor, Member of Parliament (MP), and fraudster.[2] He was known for his publishing companies.

After his death, huge difference in numbers in his companies' finances were revealed, including his fraudulent actions on Mirror Group pension fund.[3]

In 1991, his body was discovered floating in the Atlantic Ocean, having fallen overboard from his yacht. He was buried in Jerusalem.