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Barnett Isaacs Barnato (1852–1897) by Warren © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barnato, Barnett Isaacs [Barney] (1852–1897), diamond merchant and financier, born on 5 July 1852 at Aldgate, London, was the second son of the five children of Isaac Isaacs, shopkeeper, and Leah Isaacs (said to be related to the master of the rolls, Sir George Jessel...

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Bischoffsheim, Henri Louis [Henry Louis] (1829–1908), financier, was born in Amsterdam, the younger of the two sons of Louis Raphael Bischoffsheim (1800–1873), banker, and his wife, Amélie, née Goldschmidt. His grandfather, Raphael Nathan, had migrated to Mainz in the eighteenth century from Bischofsheim...

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Cassel, Sir Ernest Joseph (1852–1921), merchant banker and financier, was born on 3 March 1852 in Cologne, Germany, the youngest of the three children of Jacob Cassel (1802–1875) and Amalia, née Rosenheim (d. 1874). Jacob Cassel had a small banking business, founded by his father, ...

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Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel (1852–1921) by Anders Leonard Zorn, 1909 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Davis, Sir Edmund Gabriel (1861–1939), mining financier and art collector, was born on 3 August 1861 at Tintern, Gardiner's Creek Road, Toorak, Melbourne, Australia, the second of the four children of Samuel Davis, merchant, and his wife, Josephine, daughter of Jacob Bensusan. He had two brothers and one sister. At the age of eight ...

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Dellal, Jack (1923–2012), financier and property dealer, was born on 2 October 1923 at 31 Sandileigh Avenue, Withington, a prosperous Manchester suburb, the son of Salman Aboudy, otherwise Solomon, Dellal (1880–1940), businessman, and his wife Charlotte, formerly Beher, née Shashona (1888–1970), both Iraqi Jewish emigrés who had arrived in ...

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D'Erlanger, Sir Gerard John Regis Leo (1906–1962), airline company director and financier, was born at Hall Place, Bexley, Kent, on 1 June 1906. He was the only son and the elder of the two children of Baron Emile Beaumont D'Erlanger (1866–1939), international banker and chairman of ...

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Eveske, Elias l' (d. in or after 1259), financier and leader of the Jewish community in England, was the eldest of the several sons of Benedict l'Eveske of London. Born before 1200, he became a prominent figure during the 1220s, and by the 1230s was firmly established as one of the leading members of the ...

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Gideon, Samson (1699–1762), financier, was born in February 1699 at London Wall, in the City of London, the second son and one of five children of Rowland Gideon (or Abundiente) (c.1655–1722), a West India merchant of London Wall, and his second wife, ...

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Goldsmid, Abraham (c. 1756–1810), merchant and financier, was born in the Netherlands about 1756, the youngest son in the family of four sons and three daughters of Aaron Goldsmid (d. 1782), a merchant, and his wife, Catherine de Vries. His father migrated from ...

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Goldsmid, Sir Isaac Lyon, first baronet (1778–1859), financier and Jewish communal leader, was born in London on 13 January 1778, the eldest of the six children of Asher Goldsmid, a bullion broker, and his wife, Rachel, née Keyser. Asher's father, Aaron, had settled in ...

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Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, first baronet (1778–1859) by unknown artist Collection University College London; © reserved in the photograph

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Joel, Solomon Barnato (1865–1931), financier, was born on 21 December 1865, at 8 Sandys Row, Spitalfields, in the East End of London, the youngest of three sons of Joel Joel (d. 1893), cigar manufacturer and publican, and his wife, Catherine, daughter of ...

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Solomon Barnato Joel (1865–1931) by Bassano, 1914 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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King, John [formerly Jacob Rey] (c. 1753–1823), moneylender and radical, was born in London, the son of Moses Rey, a Jewish street trader of Gibraltarian or north African origin; he was named Jacob. He was educated at the charity school of the Spanish and Portuguese Jews and then, in 1771, apprenticed by the school to a Jewish merchant house in the ...

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Kissin, Harry Aaron, Baron Kissin (1912–1997), businessman and financier, was born on 23 August 1912 in Danzig, Germany, the son of Russian Jewish parents, Israel Kissin, grain merchant, and his wife, Reusi, née Model. He was brought up in Danzig and studied law at ...

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Samuel Lewis (1838–1901) by unknown artist reproduced by permission of Southern Housing Group Limited