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Aguilar, Grace (1816–1847), writer on Jewish history and religion and novelist, was born on 2 June 1816 in Hackney, Middlesex, the eldest of the three children of Emanuel Aguilar (1787–1845), merchant, and his wife, Sarah (d. 1854), daughter of Jacob Dias Fernandez...

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Domb, Cyril [later Cyril Yechiel Domb] (1920–2012), theoretical physicist and Jewish scholar, was born Cyril Dombrowsky at 166 Amhurst Road, Hackney, London, on 9 December 1920, the first child of Joel (or Yoel) Dombrowsky, cardboard box manufacturer, and his wife, Sarah, née...

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Picciotto, James (1830–1897), historian of Judaism, was born in Aleppo, Syria, on 22 November 1830, the son of Moses Haim Picciotto (d. 1879). He belonged to a distinguished family of merchants and community leaders. His father settled in England with his family in 1843, and took an active part in the governance of Anglo-Jewry....

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Vermes, Geza (1924–2013), historian of ancient Judaism, was born on 22 June 1924 in Makó, in south-eastern Hungary, the only child of Ernõ Vermes (1877–1944), journalist, editor, and poet, and his second wife, Terézia, née Riesz (1895–1944), schoolteacher. Both his parents died in ...