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Mendes, Fernando Moses (1647–1724), physician and entrepreneur, was born at Trancoso, Beira Alta, Portugal, into a wealthy family of New Christian merchants and officials. He was one of the ten children of António Jacob Mendes da Costa (d. 1716), a merchant, and ...


Kirit Patel (1949–2016), by Jason Alden, 2015

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Patel, Kirit Chimanbhai Tulshibhai (1949–2016), pharmacist and entrepreneur, was born on 29 December 1949 in Kisumu, Kenya, the son of Chimanbhai Patel (d. 1974), shopkeeper and entrepreneur, and his wife, Shantanben. His father ran a successful hardware shop and was able to send ...