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Curr, Edward (1798–1850), politician and entrepreneur in Australia, was born on 1 July 1798 at Sheffield, England, the son of John Curr, a coal viewer at the duke of Norfolk's estate and coalmines, and his wife, Hannah Wilson (1759–1851). He was educated at ...

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Gage, George (c. 1582–1638), diplomat and businessman, was the son of Edward Gage (b. 1539), gentleman, of Firle, Sussex, and Margaret, daughter of Sir John Shelley of Michelgrove. Educated overseas, he became skilled in the Italian, French, and Spanish languages. During 1612–16 he was a companion of ...

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Haughey, Edward Enda, Baron Ballyedmond (1944–2014), entrepreneur and politician, was born on 5 January 1944 in Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Drogheda, co. Louth, Ireland, the son of Edward Haughey, a cattle dealer, of Dundalk, co. Louth, who died two months before Haughey...

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George Hay, first earl of Kinnoull (bap. 1570, d. 1634) by Daniel Mytens, 1633 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Hay, George, first earl of Kinnoull (bap. 1570, d. 1634), politician and entrepreneur, was baptized on 4 December 1570, probably at Megginch, Perthshire, the second son of Peter Hay (d. 1596), laird of Megginch and bailie to his distant kin the earls of Erroll...

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MacNab, Sir Allan Napier, baronet (1798–1862), politician and entrepreneur in Canada, was born on 19 February 1798 at Newark, Upper Canada (later Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario), the third and first surviving of the seven children of Lieutenant Allan MacNab, a half-pay officer formerly of the ...

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McGrath, Joseph Laurence (1888–1966), Irish republican and entrepreneur, was born, probably in Dublin, on 21 August 1888, the youngest of five children (three sons and two daughters) of George McGrath, labourer, and his wife, Bridget, née Bolger. Having left school at fourteen, he qualified as an accountant in his twenties. Aged nineteen he joined ...

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Murray, Sir Andrew Hunter Arbuthnot (1903–1977), politician and businessman, was born on 19 December 1903 in Edinburgh, the city with which he was associated throughout his life. His parents were Alfred Alexander Arbuthnot Murray, writer to the signet and fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh...

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Ward, Sir Joseph George, first baronet (1856–1930), entrepreneur and prime minister of New Zealand, was born in Hawke Street, north Melbourne, Australia, on 26 April 1856, the third and last surviving of the ten children born to Irish immigrants William Thomas Ward, a merchant, and his wife, ...

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Zulueta, Sir Philip Francis de (1925–1989), civil servant and businessman, was born in Oxford on 2 January 1925, the only child of Francis (Francisco Maria José) de Zulueta (1878–1958), regius professor of civil law and fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and his wife, ...