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Gregory, Frederick Gugenheim [formerly Fritz Gugenheim] (1893–1961), plant physiologist, was born at 236 Tufnell Park Road, Upper Holloway, London, on 22 December 1893. Fritz was the fourth of the eight children of Carl Gugenheim, a manufacturing jeweller, and Laura Maison. His father was a Jewish expatriate from ...

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Frederick Gugenheim Gregory (1893–1961) by Elliott & Fry, 1958 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Salaman, Redcliffe Nathan (1874–1955), geneticist and Jewish activist, was born Nathan Redcliffe Salaman, at 100 Redcliffe Gardens, Kensington, London, on 12 September 1874, the ninth of the fifteen children of Myer Salaman (1835/6–1896), a wealthy ostrich feather merchant, and his wife, Sarah Soloman (1844–1931)...

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Redcliffe Nathan Salaman (1874–1955) by Walter Stoneman Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Wallich, Nathaniel [formerly Nathanael Wulff Wallich] (1785–1854), botanist, was born at Copenhagen on 28 January 1785, the son of Købmand Wulff Lazarus Wallich (1756–1843), merchant, and his wife, Hanne, née Jacobson (1757–1839). Having graduated MD in 1806 in his native city, where he studied botany under ...