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Hubert Kinsman Cudlipp, Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998) by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1961 © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cudlipp, Hubert Kinsman [Hugh], Baron Cudlipp (1913–1998), journalist and publishing executive, was born at 118 Lisvane Street, Cardiff, on 28 August 1913, the youngest son in the family of three sons and one daughter of William Christopher Cudlipp, commercial traveller for a provision merchant, and his wife, ...

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Greene, Graham Carleton (1936–2016), publisher, businessman, and public servant, was born in Berlin on 10 June 1936, the son of Hugh Carleton Greene (1910–1987), journalist and later director-general of the BBC, and his first wife, Helga Mary, née Guinness (1916–1985...

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Paul Bertrand Wolfgang Hamlyn, Baron Hamlyn (1926–2001) by Lewis Morley, 1960s © Lewis Morley, courtesy of The Akehurst Bureau; collection National Portrait Gallery, London

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Hamlyn [formerly Hamburger], Paul Bertrand Wolfgang, Baron Hamlyn (1926–2001), publisher, businessman, and philanthropist, was born Paul Bertrand Wolfgang Hamburger on 12 February 1926 in Berlin, the second son and youngest of the four children of Professor Richard Hamburger (1884–1940), a distinguished Jewish paediatrician, and his wife, ...

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Mitchell, Charles (1807–1859), advertising agent and publisher of the first British press directory, was born in Norwich and baptized on 22 March 1807 at St Giles's Church, Norwich. He was the son of Robert Mitchell, a fruiterer, and his wife, Letitia, née Moore...

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George Murray Smith (1824–1901) by George Frederic Watts unknown collection / © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Smith, George Murray (1824–1901), publisher, businessman, and founder of the Dictionary of National Biography, was born on 19 March 1824 at 135 Fenchurch Street, London, the oldest son and second of the six children of George Smith (1789–1846), stationer and publisher, and his wife, ...