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Brampton, Sir Edward [Duarte Brandão] (c. 1440–1508), soldier and merchant, was born in Lisbon c.1440, reputedly the illegitimate son of Rui Barba and the wife of a Jewish blacksmith. About 1468 he travelled to England and converted to Christianity. As was usual in such cases, the ...


Reilly, Sidney George [formerly Shlomo ben Hersh Rozenblium] (1874–1925), spy, dubbed the Ace of Spies, was born Shlomo (Solomon) ben Hersh Rozenblium on 24 March 1874 in Bedzin, Piotrków Guberniia, Russian Poland, the only son of Hersh (Grigory) ben Yakov Rozenblium...


Sir Alexander Schomberg (1720–1804) by William Hogarth, 1763 © National Maritime Museum, London


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Schomberg, Sir Alexander (1720–1804), naval officer, was born in London, the fifth son of Meyer Löw Schomberg (1690–1761), a physician of German descent who established a successful London practice in Fenchurch Street. His elder brothers, Isaac Schomberg and Ralph (Raphael) Schomberg, followed their father into the medical profession; two more, ...


Stern, Sir Albert Gerald (1878–1966), banker and developer of armoured tank construction, was born on 24 September 1878, at 42 Prince's Gate, Knightsbridge, London, the second son of James Julius Stern (1835–1901) [see under Stern family], senior partner of Stern Brothers...