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Arden, Don (1926–2007)  

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Don Arden (1926–2007) by unknown photographer, 1968 Evening News / Rex Features

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Arden, Don [real name Harry Levy] (1926–2007), rock music manager and promoter  

Johnny Rogan

Arden, Don [real name Harry Levy] (1926–2007), rock music manager and promoter, was born on 4 January 1926 at 123 Crescent Road, Crumpsall, Manchester, the son of Lazarus Levy, a machinist in a factory making waterproof garments, and his wife, Sarah (Sally), ...

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Bisse, Thomas (1675–1731), Church of England clergyman and founder of the Three Choirs festival  

William Marshall

Bisse, Thomas (1675–1731), Church of England clergyman and founder of the Three Choirs festival, was baptized on 6 April 1675 at Oldbury on the Hill, Gloucestershire, one of two sons of John Bisse (c.1638–1686), rector of that parish, and his wife, ...

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Boyle, Richard, third earl of Burlington and fourth earl of Cork (1694–1753), architect, collector, and patron of the arts  

Pamela Denman Kingsbury

Boyle, Richard, third earl of Burlington and fourth earl of Cork (1694–1753), architect, collector, and patron of the arts, was born on 25 April 1694 at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, the only son of Charles Boyle, second earl of Burlington and third earl of Cork...

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Cover Boyle, Richard, third earl of Burlington and fourth earl of Cork (1694–1753)

Boyle, Richard, third earl of Burlington and fourth earl of Cork (1694–1753)  

Maker: Jonathan Richardson the elder

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Richard Boyle, third earl of Burlington and fourth earl of Cork (1694–1753) by Jonathan Richardson the elder, c. 1717–19 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Brydges, James, first duke of Chandos (1674–1744)  

Maker: Michael Dahl

James Brydges, first duke of Chandos (1674–1744) by Michael Dahl James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, n.d., Michael Dahl / The Berger Collection at the Denver Art Museum, TL-17970 / © Denver Art Museum 2004

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Brydges, James, first duke of Chandos (1674–1744), politician and patron of music  

revised by M. D. Mitchell

Brydges, James, first duke of Chandos (1674–1744), politician and patron of music, was born at Dewsall, Herefordshire, on 6 January 1674, the eldest son of James Brydges, eighth Baron Chandos (1642–1714), who held estates in Herefordshire and Radnorshire, and Elizabeth Barnard...

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See Christie, Sir George William Langham

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Coke, Gerald Edward (1907–1990), merchant banker and patron of the arts  

Edward Ullendorff

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Coke, Gerald Edward (1907–1990), merchant banker and patron of the arts, was born on 25 October 1907 at Bruton Street, London, the only son and eldest of three children of Sir John Spencer Coke, major in the Scots Guards and royal equerry (seventh son of ...

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Daly, John (1937–2008), film and music producer and promoter  

Andrew H. Spicer

Daly, John (1937–2008), film and music producer and promoter, was born on 16 July 1937 at Lambeth Hospital, London, one of five children of Thomas Daly, a dock labourer and manager of a boxing gym in Bermondsey, and his wife, Emily Louise, née...

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Harris, James (1709–1780), philosopher and musical patron  

Rosemary Dunhill

Harris, James (1709–1780), philosopher and musical patron, was born on 24 July 1709, probably at the family home in the close, Salisbury, now called Malmesbury House. He was the eldest of three sons of James Harris (1674–1731) and his second wife, Elizabeth (...

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Harris, James (1709–1780)  

Maker: Frances Reynolds

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James Harris (1709–1780) attrib. Frances Reynolds, c. 1777 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Ingrams, Leonard Victor (1941–2005), banker and opera impresario  

Graham C. Greene

Ingrams, Leonard Victor (1941–2005), banker and opera impresario, was born on 1 September 1941 at Stoneycrest Nursing Home, Hindhead, Surrey, the fourth and youngest son of Leonard St Clair Ingrams (1900–1953), banker, and his second wife, Victoria Susan Beatrice, née Reid (1908–1997). His father served in the ...

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Jennens, Charles (1700/01–1773), patron of the arts and librettist  

Ruth Smith

Jennens, Charles (1700/01–1773), patron of the arts and librettist, was born probably at Gopsall Hall, Leicestershire, the son of Charles Jennens (bap. 1662, d. 1747), gentleman and JP, son of the Birmingham ironmaster Humphrey Jennens, and his second wife, Elizabeth Burdett (1667–1707/8)...

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Jennens, Charles (1700/01–1773)  

Maker: Thomas Hudson

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Charles Jennens (1700/0101–1773) by Thomas Hudson, 1747 private collection

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Cover Koenigswarter [née Rothschild], (Kathleen Annie) Pannonica de, baroness de Koenigswarter (1913–1988)

Koenigswarter [née Rothschild], (Kathleen Annie) Pannonica de, baroness de Koenigswarter (1913–1988)  

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(Kathleen Annie) Pannonica de Koenigswarter, baroness de Koenigswarter (1913–1988) by unknown photographer private collection

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Koenigswarter [née Rothschild], (Kathleen Annie) Pannonica [Nica] de, baroness de Koenigswarter [known as the Jazz Baroness] (1913–1988), musical patron  

Hannah Rothschild

Koenigswarter [née Rothschild], (Kathleen Annie) Pannonica [Nica] de, baroness de Koenigswarter [known as the Jazz Baroness] (1913–1988), musical patron, was born on 10 December 1913 at Arundel House, Kensington, London, the youngest of the four children (three daughters and one son) of ...

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Mayer, Sir Robert (1879–1985), patron of music and philanthropist  

Robert Armstrong

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Mayer, Sir Robert (1879–1985), patron of music and philanthropist, was born on 5 June 1879 at Mannheim, Germany, the third of the four sons (there was no daughter) of Emil Mayer, hop merchant and later brewer, of Mannheim, and his wife, Lucie Lehmaier...

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Montagu, John, fourth earl of Sandwich (1718–1792)  

Maker: Thomas Gainsborough

John Montagu, fourth earl of Sandwich (1718–1792) by Thomas Gainsborough, 1783 © National Maritime Museum, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection

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Montagu, John, fourth earl of Sandwich (1718–1792), politician and musical patron  

N. A. M. Rodger

Montagu, John, fourth earl of Sandwich (1718–1792), politician and musical patron, was born in London on 13 November 1718, the eldest son of Edward Richard Montagu, Viscount Hinchingbrooke (1692–1722), and his wife, Elizabeth Popham (d. 1761). His grandfather had been insane for some time before he died in 1729, leaving his ten-year-old grandson very little but the earldom. His widowed mother had already remarried and effectively abandoned her sons; ...