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Abramsky, Yehezkel (1886–1976), rabbinic scholar and Orthodox Jewish leader, was born on or about 7 February 1886 in Dashkovtsy, near Most and Grodno, Lithuania, the third child and eldest son of Mordecai Zalman Abramsky, a local timber merchant, and his wife, Freydel Goldin...

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Lawrenson [née Molyneux], Mary Ann (1850–1943), co-operative movement activist and educationist, was born on 23 March 1850 at 49 Castle Street East, Marylebone, Middlesex, the eldest of eleven children of John Molyneux, printer, trade unionist, and co-operative movement activist, and his wife, ...

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McIntosh, Mary Susan (1936–2013), sociologist, feminist, and campaigner for gay rights, was born on 13 March 1936 at New End Hospital, Hampstead, London, the younger child of Albert William (Mac) McIntosh (1904–1994), a businessman who later became professor of marketing at the London Business School...

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Playne, Caroline Elizabeth (1857–1948), pacifist and historian, was born at Forest Green, Avening, Gloucestershire, on 2 May 1857, one of two daughters of George Frederick Playne (1824–1879), Gloucestershire cloth manufacturer and fellow of the Geographical Society, and his Dutch wife, Margarettia Sara, the daughter of ...

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Arthur Raistrick (1896–1991) by W. R. Mitchell © W. R. Mitchell MBE

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Raistrick, Arthur (1896–1991), industrial archaeologist and pacifist, was born in Saltaire, Yorkshire, on 16 August 1896, the son of George Raistrick, engineer, and his wife, Minnie, née Bell. This model industrial village had been built by manufacturer Titus Salt, in whose mill Arthur Raistrick's...

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Stein, Leonard Jacques (1887–1973), scholar and Zionist, was born in London on 12 December 1887, the only son (he had one sister) of Philip David Stein, a merchant, and his wife, Matilda Esther, daughter of Louis Beaver, jeweller in Manchester. His parents were of German-Jewish origin; the family had come to ...