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date: 29 March 2020

Lever, William Hesketh, first Viscount Leverhulmelocked

(1851–1925)
  • Richard Davenport-Hines

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Lever, William Hesketh, first Viscount Leverhulme (1851–1925), soap manufacturer and philanthropist, was born on 19 September 1851, at 16 Wood Street, Bolton, seventh child and elder son of James Lever (1809–1897), wholesale and retail grocer, and his wife, Eliza, daughter of William Hesketh...

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