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Victor Frederick William Cavendish- Bentinck [Bill Bentinck], ninth duke of Portland (1897–1990) by Bassano, 1947 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Bentinck, Victor Frederick William Cavendish- [known as Bill Bentinck], ninth duke of Portland (1897–1990), diplomatist and businessman, was born on 18 June 1897 at 16 Mansfield Street, London. He was the younger son and third of the four children of (William George) Frederick Cavendish-Bentinck (1856–1948)...

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Browne, Sir Anthony Arthur Duncan Montague (1923–2013), diplomatist and businessman, was born on 8 May 1923 at 34 Kingsnorth Gardens, Folkestone, the son of Andrew Duncan Montague Browne (1878–1969), an Irish-born lieutenant-colonel in the 1st King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment, and his wife, ...

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Davies, Theophilus Harris (1834–1898), businessman and consul, was born on 4 January 1834 in Coalbournbrook, Stourbridge, Worcestershire, the second of the five children of the Revd Theophilus Davies (c.1798–1879?), a Welsh Congregational minister, and his wife, Mary Ann (c.1798–1849?)...

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Duma, Dervish (1908–1998), diplomatist and leader of the Albanian community in Britain, was born on 4 July 1908 in Borsh on the southern coast of Albania, then still part of the Ottoman empire, the son of Emin Duma (d. 1922), from a local landowning family. In 1914 the village of ...

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Gage, George (c. 1582–1638), diplomat and businessman, was the son of Edward Gage (b. 1539), gentleman, of Firle, Sussex, and Margaret, daughter of Sir John Shelley of Michelgrove. Educated overseas, he became skilled in the Italian, French, and Spanish languages. During 1612–16 he was a companion of ...