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Sir Jacob Behrens (1806–1889) by Ernest Leopold Sichel Bradford Art Galleries and Museums

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Behrens, Sir Jacob (1806–1889), textile merchant, was born on 20 November 1806, one of the sons of Nathan Behrens (d. 1842), a Jewish merchant, and Clara Hahn, daughter of a Hamburg silk merchant, at Pyrmont, in the small German principality of Waldeck...

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Burton, Sir Montague Maurice [formerly Meshe David Osinsky] (1885–1952), clothing manufacturer and retailer, was born on 15 August 1885 in the town of Kurkel, Kovno province, Russia (now Lithuania), the only son of Chaim Judah Osinsky (b. 1825), bookseller, and his wife, ...

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Sir Montague Maurice Burton (1885–1952) by unknown photographer © reserved; Manchester University Press; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Heymann, Lewis (1802–1869), lace merchant and manufacturer, was born on 3 March 1802 at Teterow in the grand duchy of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (later part of Germany), one of the three children of Gabriel Heymann and his wife, Nascha. For some years he travelled from ...

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Kagan, Joseph [formerly Juozapas Kaganas], Baron Kagan (1915–1995), textile manufacturer, was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 6 June 1915, the second of the three children of Benjaminas (Benjamin) Kaganas (1879–1988), textile manufacturer, and his wife, Mira (Miriam; 1893–1965), daughter of Shlomo and ...

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Moses, Elias (1783–1868), clothing retailer and manufacturer, was born on 4 April 1783 in Bungay, Suffolk, the son of Isaac Moses, a Jewish leather merchant from Alsace. His early life remains obscure, but he probably dealt in secondhand clothing in East Anglia before moving to the ...

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Schwabe, Salis (1800–1853), calico printer and philanthropist, was born Salomon ben Elias Schwabe, in the village of Ovegoenne in the duchy of Oldenburg, northern Germany, and educated chiefly in Hanover. He had at least one brother. At the age of seventeen he went to ...

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