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Blue, Lionel (1930–2016), rabbi, broadcaster, and author, was born on 6 February 1930 at the Mothers’ Hospital in Hackney, London, as Lionel Bluestein, the only child of Harris (Harry) Bluestein, later Harry Blue (1890–1965), tailor, and his wife Hetty, or Hettie, ...

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Lionel Blue (1930–2016), by David Levenson, 2005

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Lord George Gordon (1751–1793) by R. Bran, pubd 1780 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gordon, Lord George (1751–1793), political and religious agitator, was born on 26 December 1751 in Upper Grosvenor Street, London, the third son of Cosmo George Gordon, third duke of Gordon (1720/21–1752), a landowner, and his wife, Lady Catherine Gordon (1718–1779), the daughter of ...

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Sternberg, Sir Sigmund (Siggy) (1921–2016), businessman, interfaith activist, and philanthropist, was born on 2 June 1921 in Budapest, the only son of Abrish (Abraham) Sternberg (1886–1935), antiques dealer, and his wife, Beztzi (Elizabeth), née Reiner (1886–1981). Suzanne...