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date: 16 October 2019

Zaharoff, Basil [formerly Zacharias Basileios Zacharoff]locked

(1849–1936)
  • Richard Davenport-Hines

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Zaharoff, Basil [formerly Zacharias Basileios Zacharoff] (1849–1936), arms dealer, was born on 6 October 1849 at Muğla, Anatolia, the only son and eldest of the four children of Basilius Zacharoff (d. 1878) of Constantinople, a notary, commodity dealer, and importer of attar of roses, and his (reportedly blind) wife, ...

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