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Epstein, (Ezekiel) Isidore (1893–1962), rabbi and rabbinical scholar, was born in Kovno, Lithuania, then part of Russia, on 7 May 1893, the son of David Epstein, bootmaker, and his wife Malka (Millie), both Orthodox Jews. He was taken to Paris aged about six months, and in ...

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Montefiore, Leonard Nathaniel Goldsmid- (1889–1961), scholar and Jewish communal leader, was born at 12 Portman Square, London, on 2 June 1889, the only child of Claude Joseph Goldsmid-Montefiore (1858–1938) and his wife, Thérèse Alice, née Schorstein (1864–1889). His father, descended from leading Anglo-Jewish families, was a noted scholar, philanthropist, Jewish communal leader, and founder of Liberal Judaism. ...

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Sale, Anthony Edgar [Tony] (1931–2011), electrical engineer, inventor, and museum curator, was born at 127 West Wycombe Road, High Wycombe, on 30 January 1931, the son of Stewart George Sale (1905–1943), news editor of the Bucks Mail, killed while covering the landings at ...

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Smith, John Chaloner (1827–1895), civil engineer and writer on art, was born in Dublin on 19 August 1827. His father was a proctor of the ecclesiastical courts, and married a granddaughter of Travers Hartley, MP for Dublin in the Irish parliament. Smith was admitted to ...

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Willis, Robert (1800–1875), engineer and architectural historian, was born on 27 February 1800 in London; his father, Robert Darling Willis (1760–1821), physician, was the fifth and youngest son of Francis Willis (1718–1807), physician—both father and son attended George III during the monarch's madness. ...