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Beit, Sir Otto John, first baronet (1865–1930), financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur, was born on 7 December 1865 in Hamburg, Germany, twelve years after his brother Alfred Beit. He was the third son of Siegfried Beit (1818–1881), silk merchant, and his wife, Laura Caroline Hahn (...

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Sir Otto John Beit, first baronet (1865–1930) by H. Walter Barnett © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gulston, Joseph (1744/5–1786), book and art collector and connoisseur, was the eldest son of Joseph Gulston (1693/4–1766), a successful loan contractor with mercantile interests in Lisbon, and his wife, Mericas Sylva (1714/15–1799), the daughter of a Portuguese merchant. His father became MP in turn for ...

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Hope, Thomas (1769–1831), art collector and connoisseur, was born in Amsterdam on 30 August 1769, the eldest of the three sons of John Hope (1737–1784) [see under Hope family (per. c. 1700-1813)] and his wife, Philippina Barbara van der Hoeven (...

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Rogers, Charles (1711–1784), art collector and connoisseur, born on 2 August 1711, was the second surviving son of William and Isabella Rogers of Dean Street, Soho, London. He received his elementary education at a private school near the Mews, Dean Street. In May 1731 he was appointed as a clerk in the custom house under ...