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Barnett Isaacs Barnato (1852–1897) by Warren © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Barnato, Barnett Isaacs [Barney] (1852–1897), diamond merchant and financier, born on 5 July 1852 at Aldgate, London, was the second son of the five children of Isaac Isaacs, shopkeeper, and Leah Isaacs (said to be related to the master of the rolls, Sir George Jessel...

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Goldsmid, Abraham (c. 1756–1810), merchant and financier, was born in the Netherlands about 1756, the youngest son in the family of four sons and three daughters of Aaron Goldsmid (d. 1782), a merchant, and his wife, Catherine de Vries. His father migrated from ...

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Medina, Sir Solomon de [formerly Diego de Medina] (c. 1650–1720), merchant and financier, was born in Bordeaux, a younger son of Francisco de Medina, merchant, and his wife, Gracia Pereira, who were both of Portuguese Jewish origin. In 1662 the family moved to ...

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Sir Ernest Oppenheimer (1880–1957) by unknown photographer De Beers Consolidated Mines, South Africa

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Oppenheimer, Sir Ernest (1880–1957), diamond merchant and financier, was born in Friedberg, Germany, on 22 May 1880, the fifth son and eighth child of Eduard Oppenheimer (1841–1924), cigar merchant, and his wife, Nanny Hirschhorn (1841–1912). From the age of ten he was educated in French and classics at the ...

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Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777–1836) by Moritz Daniel Oppenheim private collection

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Rothschild, Nathan Mayer (1777–1836), merchant and financier, was born on 16 September 1777 at Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He was the son of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744–1812), coin dealer and money lender, and his wife Gutle (1753–1849), daughter of Wolf Schnapper, a wealthy ...