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Abramsky, Chimen (1916–2010), bookseller and historian  

Steven J. Zipperstein

Abramsky, Chimen (1916–2010), bookseller and historian, was born on 16 September 1916 in Smalyavichy, near Minsk, Russia, the third of four sons of Yehezkel Abramsky (1886–1976), rabbinic scholar, and his wife, Reizel (d. 1965), daughter of the leading rabbinic figure Israel Jonathan Jerusalimsky...

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Bowen, John (1755/6–1832), painter and genealogist  

Jennett Humphreys

revised by A. P. Woolrich

Bowen, John (1755/6–1832), painter and genealogist, was born in Shrewsbury, the eldest son of James Bowen (bap. 1718, d. 1774), painter and topographer, of that town. He studied the local antiquities under his father, who had compiled notes and sketches towards a history of ...

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Browne, Thomas (1702–1780), herald and land surveyor  

Thompson Cooper

revised by J. A. Marchand

Browne, Thomas (1702–1780), herald and land surveyor, was born in Derby, the second son of John Browne of Ashbourne, Derbyshire. He was first employed as surveyor to John Warburton, Somerset herald, and then to the dukes of Beaufort. He entered the College of Arms...

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Cover Jones [née Macdonald] Georgiana [Georgie] Burne-, Lady Burne-Jones (1840–1920)

Jones [née Macdonald] Georgiana [Georgie] Burne-, Lady Burne-Jones (1840–1920)  

Maker: Edward Burne-Jones

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Georgiana Burne-Jones, Lady Burne-Jones (1840–1920), by Edward Burne-Jones

Photo by Birmingham Museums Trust, licensed under CC0

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Jones [née Macdonald], Georgiana [Georgie] Burne-, Lady Burne-Jones (1840–1920), artist and Pre-Raphaelite chronicler  

Jan Marsh

Jones [née Macdonald], Georgiana [Georgie] Burne-, Lady Burne-Jones (1840–1920), artist and Pre-Raphaelite chronicler, was born at 21 Vittoria Street, Birmingham, on 21 July 1840, the fourth of eight surviving children of the Revd George Browne Macdonald (1805–1868), a Wesleyan Methodist minister, and his second wife, ...

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Cesarani, David Ian (1956–2015), historian  

Lawrence Goldman

Cesarani, David Ian (1956–2015), historian, was born on 13 November 1956 in the Kingsbury Maternity Hospital, Kingsbury, London, the only child of Henry Cesarani (1921–2006), ladies’ hairstylist, and his wife, Sylvia Bella, née Packman (1921–1977). His paternal grandfather, Achilles Cesarani...

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Clark, Kenneth Mackenzie, Baron Clark (1903–1983)  

Maker: Graham Sutherland

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Kenneth Mackenzie Clark, Baron Clark (1903–1983) by Graham Sutherland, 1963–4 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Clark, Kenneth Mackenzie, Baron Clark (1903–1983), art patron and historian  

David Piper

Clark, Kenneth Mackenzie, Baron Clark (1903–1983), art patron and historian, was born at 32 Grosvenor Square, London, on 13 July 1903, the only child of Kenneth Mackenzie Clark and his wife, (Margaret) Alice, daughter of James McArthur of Manchester and formerly of Paisley...

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Davidoff, Leonore (1932–2014), sociologist and historian  

Catherine Hall

Davidoff, Leonore (1932–2014), sociologist and historian, was born in New York on 31 January 1932, the daughter of Leo Max Davidoff (1898–1975), and his wife Ida née Fisher (1903–2001). Her parents were both Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe. Her father had migrated to the ...

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French, George Russell (1803–1881), genealogist and architect  

Michael Erben

French, George Russell (1803–1881), genealogist and architect, was born in London. After being educated privately, he became an architect. Between 1821 and 1832 he exhibited at the Royal Academy from Wanstead, Essex, but by 1836 he was living in Leytonstone. In the 1840s he practised from ...

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Gernsheim, Helmut Erich Robert (1913–1995)  

Maker: Ida Kar

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Helmut Erich Robert Gernsheim (1913–1995) by Ida Kar © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Gernsheim, Helmut Erich Robert (1913–1995), photographer and historian  

Helen Barlow

Gernsheim, Helmut Erich Robert (1913–1995), photographer and historian, was born in Munich on 1 March 1913, the third son of Karl Gernsheim, a historian of literature at Munich University, and his wife, Hermine, née Scholz. He was educated at St Anne's College, Augsburg...

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Gifford, Denis (1927–2000), cartoonist and film historian  

Mary Cadogan

Gifford, Denis (1927–2000), cartoonist and film historian, was born on 26 December 1927 at 1 Bampton Road, Forest Hill, London, the son of William Thomas Benjamin Gifford, a lithographic printer, and his wife, Amelia Emma Rachel, née Hutchings. From his early pre-school years he showed his talent for drawing, and he claimed that from the age of three he had begun to collect and cherish comics. He was educated in ...

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Gilbert, Sir Martin John (1936–2015), historian  

Richard J. Evans

Gilbert, Sir Martin John (1936–2015), historian, was born at 87 Fordwych Road, West Hampstead, London, on 25 October 1936, the son of Peter Gilbert (1902–1976), manufacturing jeweller, and his wife, Miriam, née Green. At the time of his birth registration the family lived at ...

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Gilbert, Sir Martin John (1936–2015)  

Maker: Gemma Levine

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Gilbert, Sir Martin John (1936–2015), by Gemma Levine, 1998

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Ginsburg [née Blumstein], Madeleine Betty (1928–2020), dress historian and curator  

Cassie Davies-Strodder

Ginsburg [née Blumstein], Madeleine Betty (1928–2020), dress historian and curator, was born on 22 September 1928 in the maternity home at 174 Sutherland Avenue, Paddington, London, the only child of Charles Blumstein (1890–1938), then a produce broker, and his wife, ...

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Hackenbroch, Yvonne Alix (1912–2012), museum curator and historian of jewellery  

Anthony Philips

Hackenbroch, Yvonne Alix (1912–2012), museum curator and historian of jewellery, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on 27 April 1912, the second of three daughters of Zacharias Max Hackenbroch (1884–1937) and his wife, Clementine, née Schwarzschild (1888–1984). Her father was one of ...

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Hartley, Marie (1905–2006), artist, historian, and collector writer  

Martin Wainwright

Hartley, Marie (1905–2006), artist, historian, and collector, was born on 25 September 1905 at Middleton Road, Morley, Yorkshire, the only daughter and elder child of Harry Hartley, a prosperous shoddy, or felt, manufacturer, and his wife, Gertrude, née Hinchliffe, whose family made woollen cloth in the town and presented a window symbolizing Aspiration to ...

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Jardine [née Bronowski], Lisa Anne (1944–2015), historian and public intellectual  

Michael Hunter

Jardine [née Bronowski], Lisa Anne (1944–2015), historian and public intellectual, was born on 12 April 1944 at Ruskin College, Walton Street, Oxford, the eldest of four daughters of Jacob Bronowski (1908–1974), mathematician, literary critic, and broadcaster, and his wife, ...