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Leopold Bernhard Bonn (1850–1929) by Lienhard & Salzborn Royal National Institute for the Deaf

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Bonn, Leopold Bernhard (1850–1929), banker and philanthropist, was born on 3 August 1850 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the ninth child of Baruch Bonn, a prominent Jewish banker. He was privately educated. After the annexation of Frankfurt by Prussia in 1866, Bonn applied for denaturalization and moved to ...

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Grierson, Sir Ronald Hugh (1921–2014), merchant banker, public servant, and patron of the arts, was born Rolf Hans Griessman on 6 August 1921 in Nuremberg, Bavaria, the son of Ernst Jakob Griessman (1889/90–1954), paper manufacturer, and his wife, Gerda (...

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Grunfeld, Henry [formerly Heinrich Grünfeld] (1904–1999), banker, was born on 1 June 1904 in Breslau, Germany, the elder son and second of the three children of Max Grünfeld (1863–1939), steel manufacturer, and his wife, Rosa, née Haendler (1879–1961). Both his parents' families were prominent in the steel and chemical industries in ...

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Rothschild, Lionel Nathan de, Baron de Rothschild in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1808–1879), banker, was born on 22 November 1808, at 12 Great St Helen's, London, the second child and the first son in a family of four sons and three daughters of ...

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Lionel Nathan de Rothschild, Baron de Rothschild in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1808–1879) by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim, 1835 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Rothschild, (Nathaniel) Charles (1877–1923), banker, entomologist, and conservationist, was born on 9 May 1877 at 6 Buckingham Gate, Belgravia, London, the second son and the youngest of three children of Nathaniel Mayer de Rothschild, first Baron Rothschild (1840–1915), banker and MP, and his wife, ...

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Salomon, Sir Walter Hans (1906–1987), banker, was born in Hamburg on 16 April 1906, the elder son and second of three children of Henry Salomon, personal banker, and his wife, Rena Oppenheimer, from Vancouver. He was educated at the Oberrealschule, Eppendorf, Hamburg. He left at sixteen, partly because he upset its authorities by campaigning against a master active in extreme right-wing politics and partly to be independent of his father, who wanted him to sacrifice football to music....

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Salomons, Sir David, baronet (1797–1873), banker and politician, was born in London on 22 November 1797, the second son of Levy Salomons, a stockbroker whose family was of Dutch Ashkenazi Jewish (German and Polish) origin, and Matilda de Metz, of Leiden.

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Sir David Salomons, baronet (1797–1873) by Charles Turner, pubd 1837 (after Mary Martha Pearson) Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

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Stern, Sir Albert Gerald (1878–1966), banker and developer of armoured tank construction, was born on 24 September 1878, at 42 Prince's Gate, Knightsbridge, London, the second son of James Julius Stern (1835–1901) [see under Stern family], senior partner of Stern Brothers...

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Stern, Sir Frederick Claude (1884–1967), banker and horticulturist, was born on 8 April 1884 at 42 Prince's Gate, Knightsbridge, London, the third son of James Julius Stern (1835–1901) [see under Stern family], merchant banker, and his wife, Lucy Leah, née Biedermann...

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Waley, Simon Waley (1827–1875), composer and banker, was born on 23 August 1827 at Stockwell, London, the younger son of Solomon Jacob Waley (d. 1864) and his wife, Rachel Hort; Jacob Waley (1818–1873) was his elder brother. He became a prominent member of the ...

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Warburg, Sir Siegmund George (1902–1982), banker, was born on 30 September 1902 at Tübingen, Germany, the only child of Georges Siegmund Warburg (1871–1923), landowner and farmer, of Hamburg and Urach, and his wife, Lucie (1866–1955), daughter of Max Kaulla, a lawyer in Stuttgart...

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Sir Siegmund George Warburg (1902–1982) by unknown photographer, c. 1950 Getty Images