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Cohen [née Waley], Julia Matilda (1853–1917), community worker and educationist, was born on 6 September 1853 at 20 Wimpole Street, Marylebone, Middlesex, the daughter of Professor Jacob Waley (1818–1873), conveyancing counsel to the court of chancery and the first holder of the chair of political economy at ...

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Figes [née Unger], Eva (1932–2012), feminist and writer, was born on 15 April 1932 in Berlin, the elder child of Emil Edward Unger (1904–1973), company director, and his wife, Irma Alice, née Cohen (1905–1991). On Kristallnacht in November 1938 her father was arrested and sent to ...

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Franklin, Hugh Arthur (1889–1962), women's activist, was born on 27 May 1889 at 28 Pembridge Villas, Notting Hill, London, the fourth of six children of Arthur Ellis Franklin (1857–1938), a senior partner in the banking firm of A. Keyser & Co., and his wife, ...

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Goldsmid, Louisa Sophia, Lady Goldsmid (1819–1908), feminist and promoter of women's education, was born at Brighton, Sussex, on 2 September 1819, the only daughter of Moses Asher Goldsmid (1789–1864) and his first wife, Eliza (1800–1837), daughter of Levy Salomons. On her father's side, therefore, she was the granddaughter of the bullion broker ...

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Eva Marian Hubback (1886–1949) by Robin Adler © Robin Adler; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hubback [née Spielman], Eva Marian (1886–1949), social reformer and feminist, was born at 23 Oxford Square, London, on 13 April 1886, the second child and elder daughter in the family of two daughters and two sons of Sir Meyer Adam Spielman (1856–1936)...

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Lilian Helen Montagu (1873–1963) by unknown artist Liberal Jewish Synagogue

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Montagu, Lilian Helen [Lily] (1873–1963), feminist and social worker, was born at 96 Lancaster Gate, London, on 22 December 1873, the sixth of the ten children of Samuel Montagu, first Baron Swaythling (1832–1911), and his wife, Ellen Cohen (1848–1919). Her father, Liberal MP for ...

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Philipps [née Gerstenberg], Leonora [known as Mrs Wynford Philipps], Lady St Davids (1862–1915), political activist and campaigner for women's rights, was born on 4 November 1862 at 40 North Terrace, Camberwell, the younger daughter of Isidor Gerstenberg (1821–1876) of Stockleigh House, Regent's Park...

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Raffles, Frances Rachel [Franki] (1955–1994), photographer and campaigner against violence against women, was born in Hope Hospital, Salford, Manchester, on 17 October 1955. She was the third daughter of four children, three sisters and a younger brother, of Gillian, née Posnansky (b...

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Sieff, Rebecca Dora (1890–1966), feminist and Zionist, was born on 23 February 1890 at 38 Copenhagen Street, Leeds, the eldest daughter of Michael Marks (1859–1907), founder of the Marks and Spencer retailing group, and his wife, Hannah Cohen. At the time of Rebecca's...