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Blount, Edward (1769–1843), campaigner for Roman Catholic civil rights, was born on 18 July 1769, the second of the three children of Sir Walter Blount, sixth baronet (d. 1785), of Sodington, and his wife, Mary Aston, daughter of James, fifth Lord Aston of Forfar...

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Hartog, Numa Edward (1846–1871), campaigner for Jewish rights, was born at 55 Mansell Street, Whitechapel, London, on 20 May 1846, the elder son among the five surviving children of Alphonse Hartog (c.1815–1904), a native of France and professor of French in ...

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Keogh, John (1740–1817), campaigner for Roman Catholic rights, was born in humble circumstances to Cornelius Keogh (1708–1774), labourer, and Abigail Keogh (1711–1779) in Dublin. He made his fortune in silk and brewing in Dublin, and from the lease and purchase of land. In addition to his home at ...

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Schonfeld, Solomon (1912–1984), rabbi and rescuer of persecuted Jews, was born on 21 February 1912 at 125 Green Lanes, Stoke Newington, London, the second of seven children (six boys and one girl) of Victor (Avigdor) Schonfeld (1880–1930), rabbi and teacher, and his wife, ...

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Zangwill, Israel (1864–1926), writer and advocate of Jewish causes, was born on 21 January 1864 in Ebenezer Square, Houndsditch, Whitechapel, London, the second of the five children of Moses Zangwill (1836?–1908), an itinerant pedlar, glazier, and rabbinical student, and his wife, Ellen Hannah Marks...

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Israel Zangwill (1864–1926) by Alfred Wolmark, 1925 © National Portrait Gallery, London