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Baron, Bernhard (1850–1929), tobacco manufacturer and philanthropist, was born on 5 December 1850 in the Russian town of Brest Litovsk. His parents were both Jewish and he was probably of French descent. In 1867 he emigrated to New York, where he worked in a tobacco factory, sleeping at night in the tobacco sheds; with tobacco lent to him by one of the foremen, he started to manufacture handmade cigarettes. He then moved to ...

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Beer, Esmond Samuel de (1895–1990), historian and benefactor, was born on 15 September 1895 in Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand, the second son and fourth and youngest child of Isidore Samuel de Beer (1860–1934), merchant, and his wife, Emily (1864–1930), daughter of Bendix Hallenstein...

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Leopold Bernhard Bonn (1850–1929) by Lienhard & Salzborn Royal National Institute for the Deaf

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Bonn, Leopold Bernhard (1850–1929), banker and philanthropist, was born on 3 August 1850 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, the ninth child of Baruch Bonn, a prominent Jewish banker. He was privately educated. After the annexation of Frankfurt by Prussia in 1866, Bonn applied for denaturalization and moved to ...

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See Burton, Sir Montague Maurice [formerly Meshe David Osinsky]

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Sir (Benn) Jack Brunel Cohen (1886–1965) by Bassano, 1948 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cohen, Sir (Benn) Jack Brunel (1886–1965), campaigner for former servicemen, was born at Ethelstone, Alexandra Drive, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, on 5 October 1886, the sixth son of nine children (one of whom did not survive infancy) of Louis Samuel Cohen (1844/5–1922) and his wife, ...

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Cohen, Hannah Floretta (1875–1946), philanthropist and civil servant, was born at 63 Queen's Gardens, Kensington, London, on 25 May 1875, the only daughter of Sir Benjamin Louis Cohen, baronet (1844–1909). Her father was a great-grandson of Levi Barent Cohen, an Amsterdam merchant who had settled in ...

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Cuffe [née Bischoffsheim], Ellen Odette, countess of Desart (1857–1933), philanthropist and politician, was born at 18 Cornwall Terrace, Marylebone, London, on 1 September 1857, the eldest of two daughters of Henry Louis Bischoffsheim (1829–1908), banker and philanthropist, and his wife, Clara (or Clarissa) Biedermann (1837–1922)...

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Duveen, Joseph Joel, Baron Duveen (1869–1939), art dealer and benefactor, was born at 31 Myton Gate, Hull on 14 October 1869, the eldest of the ten sons and four daughters of Sir Joseph Joel Duveen (1843–1908) and his wife, Rosetta, daughter of Abraham Barnett...

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Joseph Joel Duveen, Baron Duveen (1869–1939) by Walter Tittle, 1920s? © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Duveen, Sir Joseph Joel (1843–1908), art dealer and benefactor, was born Joel Joseph Duveen at Meppel in the Netherlands on 8 May 1843, the elder son in a family of two sons and two daughters of the merchant Joseph Duveen (1820–1877) and his wife, ...

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Falcke, Isaac (1819–1909), art collector and benefactor, was born in Great Yarmouth, one of some twenty children of Jacob Falcke. His father moved to London soon after Isaac's birth and started a business as an art dealer in Oxford Street; in due course he was joined by his sons ...

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Flower [née de Rothschild], Constance, Lady Battersea (1843–1931), philanthropist and author, was born on 9 December 1843, the daughter of Sir Anthony Nathan de Rothschild, baronet (1810–1876) [see under Rothschild, Nathan Mayer], banker and landowner, and Louisa Montefiore (1821–1910) [...

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Goldsmid, Anna Maria (1805–1889), benefactor and translator, was born on 17 September 1805, the eldest child of the financier and Jewish community leader Isaac Lyon Goldsmid (1778–1859) and his wife, Isabel, née Goldsmid (1788–1860). Her brother was Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid (1808–1878). She thus belonged to one of the most influential and wealthy Anglo-Jewish families of the early nineteenth century. Privately educated, she exhibited from an early age a remarkable aptitude for languages, studying Italian with the poet ...

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Hirsch, Clara de [née Clara Bischoffsheim], Baroness de Hirsch (1833–1899), philanthropist, was born in Brussels on 18 June 1833, the daughter of the Jewish banker Raphael Jonathan Bischoffsheim (1808–1883) and his wife, Henrietta Goldschmidt. In 1855 Clara married Baron Maurice de Hirsch (otherwise Moritz von Hirsch) (1831–1896)...

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Hirsch, Maurice de [formerly Moritz von Hirsch], Baron de Hirsch in the Bavarian nobility (1831–1896), businessman and philanthropist, was born on 9 December 1831 in Munich, the third child and oldest son of Joseph von Hirsch (1805–1885) and his wife, Karoline Wertheimer...

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See Kadoorie [formerly Kelly], Lawrence, Baron Kadoorie

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Levy, Judith (1706–1803), benefactor, was born in London, the second of the six children of Moses Hart (1675–1756) [see under Hart, Aaron], merchant and broker, and his wife, Prudence Heilbuth. Levy's father, the leading figure in the German Jewish community in ...

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Samuel Lewis (1838–1901) by unknown artist reproduced by permission of Southern Housing Group Limited