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Hirst [formerly Hirsch], Hugo, Baron Hirst (1863–1943), electrical engineer and company manager, was born in Munich on 26 November 1863, the son of Emanuel Hirsch, a distiller. Educated in Munich, he at first studied chemistry, intending to go into his father's business, but instead moved to ...

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Nelson, George Horatio, first Baron Nelson of Stafford (1887–1962), electrical engineer and company manager, was born at 102 Church Road, Islington, London, on 26 October 1887, the eldest child in the family of two sons and one daughter of George Nelson, textile merchant, of ...

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George Horatio Nelson, first Baron Nelson of Stafford (1887–1962) by Harold Knight, exh. RA 1942 © Estate of Harold Knight, reproduced by permission of the Curtis Brown Group Ltd, London; collection National Portrait Gallery, London