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Cahn, Robert Wolfgang (1924–2007), materials scientist, was born on 9 September 1924 in Fürth, Bavaria, the first of two children of Martin Cahn (1896–1963), accountant and merchant, and his wife, Else, née Heinemann (1896–1962). His family was Jewish, assimilated into the business community. His maternal grandfather, ...

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Finniston, Sir (Harold) Montague [Monty] (1912–1991), metallurgist and businessman, was born at 26 Aikenhead Road, Govanhill, Glasgow, on 15 August 1912, the eldest child in the family of two sons and three daughters of Robert Finniston and his wife, Esther, née Diamond. Both parents were Russian-Jewish immigrants; the original family name was ...

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Franklin, Rosalind Elsie (1920–1958), crystallographer, was born at Chepstow Villas, Notting Hill, London, on 25 July 1920, the elder daughter and second of the family of five children of Ellis Arthur Franklin (1894–1964), merchant banker of London, and his wife, Muriel Frances Waley (1894–1976)...

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Heilbron, Sir Ian Morris [formerly Isidor Morris] (1886–1959), chemist, was born on 6 November 1886 in Glasgow, the younger son of David Heilbron, wine merchant, and his wife, Fanny Jessel. Originally named Isidor, he eventually adopted the name of Ian, by which he had been known for many years. He was educated at ...

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Meldola, Raphael (1849–1915), chemist, was born on 19 July 1849 in Islington, London, the only son of Samuel Meldola, printer, and grandson of Raphael Meldola, formerly chief rabbi to the London Sephardi community. He was educated at private schools in Kew and Maida Vale...