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See Birk [née Wilson], Alma Lillian, Baroness Birk

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Davis, Henry David (1839–1915), architect, was born on 1 June 1839 at 121 High Holborn, London, the son of Abraham Davis, and his wife, Emma Moses. Nothing is known about his education or early life, but he became an architect. On 23 October 1879 he married ...

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Frankau [née Davis], Julia [pseud. Frank Danby] (1859–1916), novelist, was born in Dublin on 30 July 1859, the sixth of eight children of Hyman Davis (1824–1875), dentist and later portrait photographer, and his wife, Isabella (1824–1900). Both parents were Jewish (...

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Julia Frankau (1859–1916) by George Charles Beresford © National Portrait Gallery, London

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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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Goldsmid, Sir Francis Henry, second baronet (1808–1878), lawyer and Jewish communal leader, was born at Spital Square, London, on 1 May 1808, the second son of the financier Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, first baronet (1778–1859), and his wife and cousin, Isabel Goldsmid (1788–1860)...

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Goldsmid, Sir Isaac Lyon, first baronet (1778–1859), financier and Jewish communal leader, was born in London on 13 January 1778, the eldest of the six children of Asher Goldsmid, a bullion broker, and his wife, Rachel, née Keyser. Asher's father, Aaron, had settled in ...

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Sir Isaac Lyon Goldsmid, first baronet (1778–1859) by unknown artist Collection University College London; © reserved in the photograph

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Goldsmid, Louisa Sophia, Lady Goldsmid (1819–1908), feminist and promoter of women's education, was born at Brighton, Sussex, on 2 September 1819, the only daughter of Moses Asher Goldsmid (1789–1864) and his first wife, Eliza (1800–1837), daughter of Levy Salomons. On her father's side, therefore, she was the granddaughter of the bullion broker ...

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Goodman [née Salaman], Julia (1812–1906), portrait painter, was born on 9 November 1812 in London, the eldest daughter of the fourteen children of Simeon Kensington Salaman, a member of a Jewish family of German and Dutch origin and warden of the Western Synagogue...

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Greenberg, Leopold Jacob (1861–1931), newspaper editor and Zionist, was born at 26 Frederic Street, Birmingham, on 6 September 1861, the second of three sons (there were also two daughters) of Simeon Greenberg, jewellery manufacturer, and his wife, Matilda Samson. His parents were Orthodox Jews. He was sent to ...

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Gryn, Hugo Gabriel (1930–1996), rabbi and broadcaster, was born in Berehovo, Czechoslovakia, on 25 June 1930, in a home filled with great learning and warmth. His father, Géza Gryn (1900–1945), was a timber merchant; his mother was Bella Neufeld (1908–1964) of Silce. The ...

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Hugo Gabriel Gryn (1930–1996) by Mark Gerson, 1993 © Mark Gerson; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Joseph, Nathan Solomon (1834–1909), architect and social worker, was born on 17 December 1834 at The Crescent, The Minories, London, one of nine children of City merchant Solomon Joseph (1805–1868) and his wife, Jane Selig (d. 1893). Nathan was educated at home under private tutors and from 1852 to 1854 at ...

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Kagan, Joseph [formerly Juozapas Kaganas], Baron Kagan (1915–1995), textile manufacturer, was born in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 6 June 1915, the second of the three children of Benjaminas (Benjamin) Kaganas (1879–1988), textile manufacturer, and his wife, Mira (Miriam; 1893–1965), daughter of Shlomo and ...

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Levetus [née Moss], Celia (c. 1819–1873), writer, was born in Portsmouth, the fourth of twelve children of Joseph Moss (c.1780–c.1840) and his wife, Amelia, née Davids (c.1780–c.1850). Amelia Moss was the granddaughter of the ...

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Levy, Moses Elias (1782–1854), Jewish reformer and slavery abolitionist, was born in Mogador, Morocco, on 10 July 1782, son of Eliahu Ha-Levi ibn Yuli (d. c.1800), a courtier and royal merchant, and his wife, Rachel, one of three wives in a plural marriage. The ...

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Lucas [née Goldsmid], Helen (1835–1918), philanthropist and social worker, was born on 10 August 1835, the first of the nine children of Frederick D. Goldsmid (1812–1866), a financier and MP for Honiton, and his wife, Caroline Samuel (1814–1885) of Somerhill, Kent. She married ...

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Magnus [née Emanuel], Katie, Lady Magnus (1844–1924), writer and schoolteacher, was born on 2 May 1844 at 101 High Street, Portsmouth, one of six children of Alderman Emanuel Emanuel (c.1801–1888), a goldsmith and the first Jewish mayor of Portsmouth, and his wife, ...