Burrell, William

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Burrell, William Gender: M
born on 9 July 1861 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Glasgow, Scotland, 55n53, 4w15
Timezone LMT m4w15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 17°09' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°02 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 01°35'


Scottish multi-millionaire and entrepreneur. Burrell was a ship owner and an art collector. He made an immense fortune from the family shipping business, which he sold in 1917, and devoted the remaining years of his life to collecting art. His interests were very diverse, but his collection was noted for his 19th century French painting. He eventually amassed over 8,000 objects which he donated to the City of Glasgow in 1944 along with a large enough sum of money to build a museum to house them. It was not completely finished until 1983 and the Pollok Country Park became a legend as a hidden treasure trove of popular museum pieces.

In his later years, Burrell lived at Hutton Castle and he died in 1958.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 1958 (Age 96-97)
  • Financial : Buy/Sell Property 1917 (Sold the shipping business)
  • Other Financial 1944 (Donated monies and paintings for Pollok Country Park)

Source Notes

Paul Wright collection, B.C.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96-97)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Wealthy
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Philanthropist (Donated paintings and money)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Invest/ Collectibles (8,000 objects d'art)
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Shipping business)