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Griffith, George (1811–1883), corn dealer and reformer of endowed schools, was born on 4 September 1811 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, where his father lived in Edgbaston Street. Details of his education are obscure, but as a youth he was an avid reader and in early adulthood he attended and later taught at the ...

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Samuelson, Sir Bernhard, first baronet (1820–1905), ironmaster and promoter of technical education, was the eldest of the six sons of Samuel Henry Samuelson (1789–1863), merchant, and his wife, Sarah Hertz (d. 1875). He was born at Hamburg on 22 November 1820 during a visit of his mother to the city. In his infancy his father settled at ...