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Allen, William Edward David [pseuds. James Drennan, Liam Pawle] (1901–1973), historian and businessman, was born on 6 January 1901 at 12 Sussex Place, Regent's Park, London, the eldest of the three sons of William Edward Allen (1860–1919), printer and theatre owner, and his wife, ...

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Atwood, Thomas (d. 1793), judge in Dominica and the Bahamas and writer on economics and history, wrote that he spent several years of his life in Dominica, but his origins, as most of his other biographical details, are unknown. He was chief judge of ...

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Brech, Edward Francis Leopold (1909–2006), management consultant, theorist, and historian, was born Edward Franz Leopold Brech at 84 Brook Street, Kennington, London, on 26 February 1909, one of four children of Franz Josef, later Francis Joseph, Brech (1876–1933), an Austro-Hungarian restaurant manager, and his wife, ...

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Burton, John Hill (1809–1881), historian and political economist, was born in the Gallowgate, Aberdeen, on 22 August 1809, the second of six children of William Kinninmont Burton (d. 1819), a lieutenant in the army, and of Elizabeth (d. 1848), daughter of ...

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Farley, James Lewis (1823–1885), banker and writer on the Middle East, only son of Thomas Farley of Meiltran, co. Cavan, was born at Dublin on 9 September 1823. He was destined for the legal profession, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin. His attention, however, was early directed to ...

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Fforde, John Standish (1921–2000), economist and historian, was born on 16 November 1921 at Lindisfarne, Broadstone, Dorset, the fourth son and fifth child of Francis Creswell Fforde (1873–1949) of Raughlan, Lurgan, co. Armagh, civil engineer and farmer, and his first wife, Agnes Cicely, ...

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Nove [formerly Novakovsky], Alexander [Alec] (1915–1994), economist and historian, was born on 24 November 1915 in St Petersburg (then Petrograd), the only child of Russian Jewish parents. His father, Jacob Novakovsky (1875–1933), was a Social Democrat of Menshevik persuasion, his mother, Rachel ...

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Alexander Nove (1915–1994) by James L. Millar © James L. Millar

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Orwin, Charles Stewart (1876–1955), agricultural economist and historian, was born on 26 September 1876 at Horsham, Sussex, the only son of Frederick James Orwin and Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Campbell Stewart, of Blackheath, and niece of George Gawler, governor of South Australia (1838–41). Born into a medical family with a reputation for independent, radical thinking, from his earliest days ...

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Seebohm, Frederic (1833–1912), historian and banker, was born at Hillside House, Bradford, on 23 November 1833. His father was Benjamin Seebohm (1798–1871), a wool merchant and a prominent and active minister of the Society of Friends, who had come to Bradford from Friedensthal...

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Frederic Seebohm (1833–1912) by Elliott & Fry private collection

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Sismondi, Jean-Charles Léonard de (1773–1842), economist and historian, was born on 9 May 1773 in Geneva, the son of Gédéon Simonde, a protestant pastor and grandson of a first syndic of Geneva, and his wife, Henriette, née Girod, a lady of means. His father's family had migrated from ...