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Gestetner, David (1854–1939), inventor of duplicating machinery and industrialist, was born on 31 March 1854 in Csorna, Hungary, the first son of the four children of Sigmond Gestetner, a small businessman, and his wife, Theresa Figdor. He left school at the age of thirteen and in 1871 moved to ...

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Gompertz, Lewis (1783/4–1861), animal rights campaigner and inventor, was the youngest of the fifteen children of Solomon Barent Gompertz (1729–1807/8), merchant, of Walthamstow and Vauxhall, and the fifth son of his second marriage, to Leah (Lydia; 1747×9–1809), daughter of Benjamin Cohen. An elder brother was ...

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Pyke, Geoffrey Nathaniel Joseph (1893–1948), educationist and inventor, was born at 19 Phillimore Gardens, Kensington, London, on 10 December 1893, the eldest son of Lionel Edward Pyke QC (1854–1899), a barrister at the Admiralty bar who stood unsuccessfully as a Gladstonian Liberal parliamentary candidate for ...