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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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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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(Esther) Janet Reger (1935–2005) by John Stillwell, 1990 PA Archive / PA Photos

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Reger [née Phillips], (Esther) Janet (1935–2005), lingerie designer, was born in Jubilee Street, London, on 30 September 1935, the eldest daughter of Hyman Phillips, textile manufacturer, and his wife, Ray, née Levine. Both her parents were the children of Jewish immigrants; her paternal grandfather, ...

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Marcus Joseph Sieff, Baron Sieff of Brimpton (1913–2001) by Ronald B. Kitaj, 1985 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sieff, Marcus Joseph, Baron Sieff of Brimpton (1913–2001), retailer, was born on 2 July 1913 at 8 Belfield Road, Didsbury, Manchester, the younger surviving son and second of three surviving children of Israel Moses Sieff, Baron Sieff (1889–1972), and his wife, Rebecca Dora, ...

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Ziff, (Israel) Arnold (1927–2004), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 31 January 1927 at 28 Grange Avenue, Chapeltown, Leeds, the only son of Max Ziff (d. 1954), a boot manufacturer and retailer, and his wife, Annie, née Gilston. His family had moved to ...