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Ayrton [née Marks], (Phoebe) Sarah [Hertha] (1854–1923), electrical engineer and suffragist, was born Phoebe Sarah Marks on 28 April 1854 at 6 Queen Street, Portsea, Portsmouth, third child of Alice Theresa (d. 1898), seamstress, daughter of Joseph Moss, glass merchant of ...

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Kronberger, Hans (1920–1970), physicist and nuclear reactor engineer, was born in Linz, Austria, on 28 July 1920, the younger child and only son of Norbert and Olga Kronberger. His parents were Jewish and his father had inherited the family leather merchant business. At the German invasion, ...

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Hans Kronberger (1920–1970) by Walter Bird Godfrey Argent Studios / Royal Society

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Monash, Sir John (1865–1931), army officer and engineer, was born at Richhill Terrace in West Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on 27 June 1865, eldest of the three children and only son of Louis Monash (1831–1894), a shopkeeper, and his wife, Bertha, née Manasse (1841–1885)...

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Sir John Monash (1865–1931) by Walter Stoneman, 1918 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Samuda, Joseph D'Aguilar (1813–1885), engineer and shipbuilder, was born in London on 21 May 1813, the second son of Abraham Samuda, a broker and East and West India merchant of Portuguese Jewish origin, and his wife, Joy, daughter of H. D'Aguilar of Enfield Chase, Middlesex...

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Felix James Samuely (1902–1959) by unknown photographer private collection

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Samuely, Felix James (1902–1959), civil engineer, was born on 3 February 1902 in Vienna of a Jewish family. His father was in the medical profession and he had a younger sister. Matriculating in science at the Kaiser Friedrich Gymnasium, Berlin, in 1919, Samuely...

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Zepler, Eric Ernest [formerly Erich Ernst] (1898–1980), electrical engineer and university teacher, was born on 27 January 1898 in Herford, Westphalia, Germany, the younger son of Martin Zepler (1862–1939), a country doctor, and his wife, Flora Guttfreund (1866–1943). His Jewish parents converted to Christianity in 1902, and he was baptized in the ...