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Cassel, Sir Ernest Joseph (1852–1921), merchant banker and financier, was born on 3 March 1852 in Cologne, Germany, the youngest of the three children of Jacob Cassel (1802–1875) and Amalia, née Rosenheim (d. 1874). Jacob Cassel had a small banking business, founded by his father, ...

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Sir Ernest Joseph Cassel (1852–1921) by Anders Leonard Zorn, 1909 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Forster, Sir Richard [alias Mr Johnson], first baronet (1585?–1661), courtier and financier, was probably born in Earswick, Yorkshire, the only son of William Forster of Earswick (d. in or before 1618) and his second wife, Isabel Langley (d. 1585)...

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Loewenstein, Prince Rupert [full name Ruprecht Ludwig Ferdinand Frederick Constantine Lofredo Leopold Herbert Maximilian Hubert John Henry zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg] (1933–2014), banker and financial adviser, was born at Palma, Majorca, on 24 August 1933. His father, Prince Leopold Maximilian zu Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (...

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Strickland, Mannock John (1683–1744), counsellor and lawyer, was born on 23 August 1683 at Thornton Bridge, Yorkshire, the fifth of the ten children of Robert Strickland (1639–1709), vice-chamberlain and treasurer to Queen Mary of Modena, and his wife, Bridget (d. 1736), fourth daughter of ...

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Szarvasy, Frederick Alexander (1875–1948), financier, was Hungarian by extraction, and was probably born in Hungary, the son of Alexander Szarvasy, a banker. Little is known of his early years. After spending some time in South America he went to London around 1901. There he joined a discount house, and later the stockbrokers ...