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Hambro, Sir Everard Alexander (1842–1925), merchant banker and philanthropist, was born at Bransbury House, Willesden, in London, on 11 April 1842, the youngest of the three sons and one daughter of Baron Carl Joachim Hambro (1807–1877), merchant banker, and his wife, Caroline Gostenhofer (1810–1852)...

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Hodge, Sir Julian Stephen Alfred (1904–2004), merchant banker, businessman, and philanthropist, was born on 15 October 1904 at 12 Vicarage Road, Camberwell, London, the son of Alfred Hodge, a journeyman plumber and gas fitter, and his wife, Jane Emily, née Simcock (d...

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Samuel Montagu, first Baron Swaythling (1832–1911) by Sir Benjamin Stone, 1898 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Montagu, Samuel, first Baron Swaythling (1832–1911), merchant banker and philanthropist, was born Montagu Samuel in Liverpool on 21 December 1832, the second son and youngest child of Louis Samuel (1794–1859), watchmaker and silversmith of Liverpool, and his wife, Henrietta, daughter of Israel Israel...

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George Peabody (1795–1869) by André Adolphe Eugène Disderi, 1860s © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Peabody, George (1795–1869), merchant banker and philanthropist, was born on 18 February 1795 in South Danvers (later Peabody), Massachusetts, USA, the third child in a family of four sons and four daughters.