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Gompertz, Benjamin (1779–1865), mathematician and actuary, was born on 5 March 1779 at 3 Bury Street in the City of London, the fourth of five sons of Solomon Barent Gompertz (1729–1807/8), a successful diamond merchant, and his second wife, Leah Cohen (1747×9–1809). His mother was Dutch by birth, the daughter of ...

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Spiers [née Davis], Dorothy Beatrice (1897–1977), actuary, was born on 25 May 1897 at 34 Downs Park Road, Hackney, London, the second of three daughters of Samuel Davis, schoolmaster and later head of the Jewish Free School, and his wife, Sarah, née...