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Gompertz, Lewis (1783/4–1861), animal rights campaigner and inventor, was the youngest of the fifteen children of Solomon Barent Gompertz (1729–1807/8), merchant, of Walthamstow and Vauxhall, and the fifth son of his second marriage, to Leah (Lydia; 1747×9–1809), daughter of Benjamin Cohen. An elder brother was ...