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Beer, Esmond Samuel de (1895–1990), historian and benefactor, was born on 15 September 1895 in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand, the second son and fourth and youngest child of Isidore Samuel de Beer (1860–1934), merchant, and his wife, Emily (1864–1930), daughter of Bendix Hallenstein...

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Duveen, Joseph Joel, Baron Duveen (1869–1939), art dealer and benefactor, was born at 31 Myton Gate, Hull on 14 October 1869, the eldest of the ten sons and four daughters of Sir Joseph Joel Duveen (1843–1908) and his wife, Rosetta, daughter of Abraham Barnett...

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Joseph Joel Duveen, Baron Duveen (1869–1939) by Walter Tittle, 1920s? © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Duveen, Sir Joseph Joel (1843–1908), art dealer and benefactor, was born Joel Joseph Duveen at Meppel in the Netherlands on 8 May 1843, the elder son in a family of two sons and two daughters of the merchant Joseph Duveen (1820–1877) and his wife, ...

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Falcke, Isaac (1819–1909), art collector and benefactor, was born in Great Yarmouth, one of some twenty children of Jacob Falcke. His father moved to London soon after Isaac's birth and started a business as an art dealer in Oxford Street; in due course he was joined by his sons ...

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Goldsmid, Anna Maria (1805–1889), benefactor and translator, was born on 17 September 1805, the eldest child of the financier and Jewish community leader Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778–1859) and his wife, Isabel, née Goldsmid (1788–1860). Her brother was Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid (1808–1878). She thus belonged to one of the most influential and wealthy Anglo-Jewish families of the early nineteenth century. Privately educated, she exhibited from an early age a remarkable aptitude for languages, studying Italian with the poet ...

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Levy, Judith (1706–1803), benefactor, was born in London, the second of the six children of Moses Hart (1675–1756) [see under Hart, Aaron], merchant and broker, and his wife, Prudence Heilbuth. Levy's father, the leading figure in the German Jewish community in ...

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Sacher, Harry (1881–1971), Zionist and benefactor, was born on 3 September 1881 in London, the sixth son and the ninth child of Jacob Sacher (b. c.1841), a self-employed tailor, and his wife, Esther (b. c.1841), both of whom were Polish-born Jews and naturalized British subjects....

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Sobell, Sir Michael (1892–1993), industrialist and benefactor, was born on 1 November 1892 at Boryslau, Galicia, the only son of Lewis Sobel and his wife, Esther. His family owned factories in the Austro-Hungarian empire and oil interests at Limburg in Germany, but his parents moved to ...

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