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Lok, Michael (c. 1532–1620x22), mercer, merchant adventurer, and traveller, was born in Cheapside, London, the youngest of five surviving sons of Sir William Lok (1480–1550) and his second wife, Catherine, née Cooke (d. 1537), and the brother of Rose Throckmorton. By his own account ...

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Salvesen, (Salve) Christian Fredrik (1827–1911), shipowner and whaling entrepreneur, was born on 8 March 1827 at Mandal, Norway, the eighth of nine children of Thomas Salvesen, merchant shipowner, and Johanna Ross. He was trained as a shipbroker in Stettin and Glasgow before joining his father's firm in 1846. Five years later, he married ...