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Leone Levi (1821–1888) by Elliott & Fry, 1873 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Levi, Leone (1821–1888), jurist, political economist, and statistician, was born on 6 June 1821 in Ancona, later part of the kingdom of Italy. He came from a middle-class Jewish family. His father, Isaac, and his elder brother were both merchants. Leone received a practical, commercial education and began working for his brother at the age of fifteen. He travelled to ...

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Shaw, James Johnston (1845–1910), economist and judge, was born at Kirkcubbin, co. Down, on 4 January 1845, the second son of John Maxwell Shaw (d. 1852), a merchant and farmer of Kirkcubbin, and his wife, Anne, daughter of Adam Johnston. He was taught locally, first at the national school, and later by ...