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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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Marks, David Woolf (1811–1909), rabbi and Hebrew scholar, was born in London on 22 November 1811, the eldest son of Woolf Marks, merchant, and his wife, Mary. His early education was at the Jews' Free School in Bell Lane, Spitalfields, and when just thirteen years old he was placed in charge of the management of the school for three months during the absence of the master through illness. He then spent five years as a pupil teacher at ...

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Segal, Judah Benzion [Ben] (1912–2003), scholar of Semitic languages, was born on 21 June 1912 at 37 Hawthorn Street, Elswick, Newcastle upon Tyne, the eldest son and second of five children (two girls, three boys) of Moses Hirsch Segal (1875–1968), rabbi and Hebrew scholar, and his wife, ...

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Theodores, Tobias (1808–1886), linguist and Jewish scholar, was born Theodore Tobias in Margulin, in the province of Posen, Prussia. At the age of sixteen he moved to London with his uncle, before moving to Manchester a few years later to take up a position at the counting house of ...