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Lincoln, Ignatius Timotheus Trebitsch [formerly Ignácz Trebitsch; name in religion Chao Kung] (1879–1943), political adventurer, was born in Paks, Hungary, on 4 April 1879, the second son of Nathan Trebitsch (d. 1899), a merchant, and his wife, Julia, née Freund (...

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Alfred Hyman Louis (1829–1915) by Histed © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Louis, Alfred Hyman (1829–1915), scholar and visionary vagrant, was born in 1829 in Birmingham, the eldest son of Hyman Tobias (or Tobar) Louis, a well-to-do merchant, and his wife, Maria. At fifteen he entered King Edward's School, Birmingham, where he began long friendships with ...

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Lucas, Louis Arthur (1851–1876), merchant and traveller in Africa, was born on 22 September 1851 at Temple House, Cheetham, Manchester, the only surviving son of Philip Lucas and his wife, Juliana. Philip Lucas (1797–1865), cotton merchant, was born in 1797 in ...

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Joseph Wolff (1795–1862) by unknown artist His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury / The Church Commissioners for England; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Wolff, Joseph (1795–1862), missionary and traveller, son of David Levi, rabbi, and his wife, Sarah, daughter of Isaac Lipchowitz of Bretzfeld, was born at Weilersbach, near Forchheim and Bamberg, in Franconia. Given the name Wolff at his circumcision eight days after his birth, he took the forename ...