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Brandon, John Raphael Rodrigues (1817–1877), architect and writer, was born in London on 5 April 1817, the second of six children of Joshua de Isaac Moses Rodrigues Brandon and his wife, Sarah. He was a pupil of J. Dédeau in Alençon, France, and in 1836 was articled to the architect ...

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Collins, Hyman Henry (1832/3–1905), architect, was born in London, the only son of Henry Hirsch Collins. An only sister apparently died when he was ten. His paternal grandparents were Hyman Collins of Cockspur Street, a founder of the Western Synagogue, at St Alban's Place...

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Davis, Henry David (1839–1915), architect, was born on 1 June 1839 at 121 High Holborn, London, the son of Abraham Davis, and his wife, Emma Moses. Nothing is known about his education or early life, but he became an architect. On 23 October 1879 he married ...

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Joseph, Nathan Solomon (1834–1909), architect and social worker, was born on 17 December 1834 at The Crescent, The Minories, London, one of nine children of City merchant Solomon Joseph (1805–1868) and his wife, Jane Selig (d. 1893). Nathan was educated at home under private tutors and from 1852 to 1854 at ...

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Korn, Arthur (1891–1978), architect and planner, was born in Breslau, Lower Silesia, Germany, on 4 June 1891, the son of Moritz Korn, a machine tool dealer, and his wife, Martha Ebstein. Following studies at the Luisenstädtisches Gymnasium in Berlin, Korn attended a carpentry trades school (...

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Landauer, Fritz Josef (1883–1968), architect, was born in Augsburg, Bavaria, in Germany on 13 June 1883, the middle child of Joseph Landauer (1853–1929), a Jewish textile manufacturer, and Anna Rahel Feisenberger (1861–1913). He had an older brother Otto (b. 1882) and a younger sister ...

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Lasdun, Sir Denys Louis (1914–2001), architect, was born on 8 September 1914 at 17 Pembridge Place, Kensington, London, the only son of Nathan (later Norman) Lasdun (d. 1919), businessman and engineer, and his wife, Julie, née Abrahams (1889–1963). His father was born in ...

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Sir Denys Louis Lasdun (1914–2001) by Phil Sayer, 1990 © Philip Sayer; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lyons, Eric Alfred (1912–1980), architect and town planner, was born on 2 October 1912 in Highbury, London, the eldest of the three children of Benjamin Wolff Lyons (1877–1946), soft-toy manufacturer, and his wife, Caroline, née Emanuel (1887–1974). During the First World War, while ...

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Mendelsohn, Eric (1887–1953), architect, was born in Allenstein, East Prussia, on 21 March 1887, of German-Jewish parents; he was the fifth of the six children of David Mendelsohn, who kept a store in the town, and his wife, Emma Jaruslawsky. Among the important influences of his childhood was his mother's enthusiasm for music (she was a gifted musician) and her love of plants and flowers. ...

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Mocatta, David Alfred (1806–1882), architect, was born on 17 February 1806, the son of Moses Mocatta (1768–1857), bullion dealer, and Abigail Lindo (1775–1824). A pioneer of Jewish entry into the artistic professions, he was from February 1821 a pupil of Sir John Soane...

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Rosenberg, Eugene (1907–1990), architect, was born on 24 February 1907 in Topolčany, Slovakia, then in the Austro-Hungarian empire and from 1918 part of Czechoslovakia. He was born into a large Jewish family, and his father, Jacob Rosenberg, worked as a farmer. He studied engineering at the ...

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Salomons, Edward (1828–1906), architect, was born in London, the sixth of fourteen children, seven sons and seven daughters, of German-Jewish cotton merchant Henry Moses Salomons (1794–1874) and his wife, British-born Priscilla Lucas (1801–1886). Salomons's parents were married on 27 January 1819. The family moved from ...

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Segal, Walter (1907–1985), architect, was born in Ascona, Switzerland, on 15 May 1907, to parents of Romanian origin: he was the son of the painter Arthur Segal (b. 1875) and his artist wife, Ernestine Chavas (b. 1879). His early life was spent at the centre of progressive social and artistic communities in ...

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Seifert, Richard [formerly Rubin] (1910–2001), architect, was born in Zürich, Switzerland, on 25 November 1910, one among the ten children of Woolf (William) Seifert, who was both a doctor and a sometime cinema manager. He was educated at the Central Foundation School, City of London...

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Solomon, Lewis (1848–1928), architect, was born on 14 March 1848 at 59 Great Queen Street, London, the son of Abraham Solomon, furniture dealer and later silversmith, and his wife, Julia Isaacs. He lost his mother when very young and was sent off to ...

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Sunlight, Joseph (1889–1978), architect and property developer, was born in Novogrudock, Belorussia, then part of the Russian empire, on 2 January 1889 ns (20 December 1888 os), the son of Israel Schimschlavitch, afterwards Sunlight (1864–1945), and his wife, Minnie (d. 1941). His father, like many Russian Jews, was anxious to evade conscription into the tsarist army and the family emigrated to ...