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Franks, Sir (Augustus) Wollaston (1826–1897), collector and museum keeper, was born at Geneva on 20 March 1826, the eldest of six children (two sons and four daughters) of Frederick Franks (1793/4–1844), naval officer, and his second wife, Frederica Anne (d. 1864), daughter of ...

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Greene, Richard (1716–1793), antiquary and museum proprietor, was born at Lichfield and may have been educated at its grammar school; there is no record of his attendance at university. His brother, the Revd Joseph Greene (1712–1790), was headmaster of Stratford upon Avon grammar school...

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Severs, Dennis Lee (1948–1999), collector and museum creator, was born on 16 November 1948 at 922 Hamilton Lane, Escondido, southern California, USA, the fifth and youngest child of Earl Alfred Severs (b. 1904), originally from Idaho, superintendent of transportation for schools, and his wife, ...

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Tussaud [née Grosholtz], Anna Maria [Marie] [known as Madame Tussaud] (bap. 1761, d. 1850), founder of a waxwork exhibition, was probably born in Strasbourg (where she was baptized on 7 December 1761), the posthumous daughter of Johann Grosholtz of Frankfurt, a soldier who served in the Seven Years' War, and ...

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Wallis, Sir Whitworth (1855–1927), museum and art gallery curator, was born at George Street, Aston Manor, Warwickshire, on 23 June 1855, the younger of two sons among the four children who survived to adulthood of George Wallis (1811–1891), who was then principal of the ...