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Levinstein, Ivan (1845–1916), chemical manufacturer, was born on 4 July 1845 in Charlottenberg, Berlin, the eighth of seventeen children, eight boys and nine girls, of Levin Jacob Levinstein (1803–1865), and his wife, Bertha Liebermann. Levinstein senior was variously owner of a calico printing factory, political correspondent, and agent of the German branch of the ...

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Mond family (per. 1867–1973), chemical manufacturers and industrialists, came to prominence with the life and career of Ludwig Mond, chemical technologist, manufacturer, and collector of works of art. He was the first of a notable dynasty of science-based businessmen, some of whom are better known under the name of ...

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Sackler, Mortimer David (1916–2010), psychiatrist, pharmaceuticals executive, and philanthropist, was born on 7 December 1916 at 83 Montrose Street, Brooklyn, New York City, the second of three sons of Isaac Sackler (1874–1945) and his wife, Sophie, née Greenberg (1893–1963). His parents were Jewish immigrants: his father was born in ...

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Solomon, Samuel (1768/9–1819), manufacturer of patent medicines, was born in 1768 or 1769. Neither the identity of his parents nor the place of his birth is known, but he was of Jewish origin. He is said to have been a street urchin, hawking either black-ball shoe cleaner in ...