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C. W. Boyd

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Beit, Alfred (1853–1906), mining magnate and philanthropist, born at Hamburg on 15 February 1853, was the eldest son of Siegfried and Laura Beit. His father was a merchant belonging to a well-known Hamburg family descended from Portuguese Jews, and Lutheran by religion. Beit...


Wernher, Sir Julius Charles, first baronet (1850–1912), mining magnate and philanthropist, was born at Darmstadt in the grand duchy of Hesse and by Rhine on 9 April 1850, of an old and reputable protestant family. His grandfather, Wilhelm Wernher, had been privy councillor and president of the ...