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See Burton, Sir Montague Maurice [formerly Meshe David Osinsky]

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Simon Marks, first Baron Marks (1888–1964) by Sir Oswald Birley, 1934 Estate of the Artist; collection unknown; photograph Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Marks, Simon, first Baron Marks (1888–1964), retailer and business innovator, was born in Trafalgar Street, Leylands, Leeds, on 9 July 1888, the only son and eldest of the five children of Michael Marks (1859–1907) and his wife, Hannah Cohen. His father came to ...

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Mendes, Fernando Moses (1647–1724), physician and entrepreneur, was born at Trancoso, Beira Alta, Portugal, into a wealthy family of New Christian merchants and officials. He was one of the ten children of António Jacob Mendes da Costa (d. 1716), a merchant, and ...

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Ricardo, John Lewis (1812–1862), politician and entrepreneur, was the son of Jacob Ricardo, financier, and nephew of David Ricardo. In early life he showed great athletic prowess, on one occasion riding a spirited horse bareback up a staircase and into a dining-room at ...

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Israel Moses Sieff, Baron Sieff (1889–1972) by Baron Studios, 1966 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Sieff, Israel Moses, Baron Sieff (1889–1972), retailer and business innovator, was born at 28 Clarence Street, Cheetham, Manchester, on 4 May 1889, the eldest of three sons and two daughters of Ephraim Sieff and his wife, Sarah Saffer, who had arrived in Britain...