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Aaronson, Lazarus (1895–1966), poet and educationist  

William Baker

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28 May 2015

Aaronson, Lazarus (1895–1966), poet and educationist, was born at 34 Great Pearl Street, Spitalfields, London, on 18 February 1895, the son of Louis Aaronson, master bootmaker, and his wife, Sarah, née Kowalski. His parents were impoverished Jewish immigrants from Vilna in the Pale...

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Abendana, Isaac (d. 1699), Hebraist and book collector  

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23 September 2004
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23 September 2004

Abendana, Isaac (d. 1699), Hebraist and book collector, was born in Spain and was taken at an early age to Hamburg, Germany. By 1660 he had completed rabbinical studies and by his own account sought the 'wisdom of medicine' (Katz, The Abendana brothers, 36...

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Abendana, Jacob (c. 1630–1685), leader of the Sephardi Jewish community in London  

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Abendana, Jacob (c. 1630–1685), leader of the Sephardi Jewish community in London, was born in Spain and was taken with his brother Isaac Abendana to Hamburg, Germany, as a child. Jacob studied at the Yeshiva de los Pintos at Rotterdam, and at the age of twenty-five he was already a rabbi in ...

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Abraham, Gerald Ernest Heal (1904–1988), musicologist  

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23 September 2004
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23 September 2004

Abraham, Gerald Ernest Heal (1904–1988), musicologist, was born on 9 March 1904 in Newport, Isle of Wight, the only child of Ernest Abraham, manufacturer, and his wife, Dorothy Mary Heal, a jeweller's daughter. In spite of his strong musical interests, he planned a naval career, attending a naval crammer in ...

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Abraham, Roy Clive (1890–1963), scholar of African languages and colonial administrator  

Philip J. Jaggar

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23 September 2004
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23 September 2004

Abraham, Roy Clive (1890–1963), scholar of African languages and colonial administrator, was born on 16 December 1890 in Melbourne, Australia, the second son of Isaac Abraham (1849-1918) and his wife Amy nee Soloman (b. 1861). From a Jewish background, he studied at ...

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Abrahams, Barnett (1831–1863), college head  

Doreen Berger

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23 September 2004
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23 September 2004

Abrahams, Barnett (1831–1863), college head, was born in Warsaw, Poland, eldest child of Abraham Susman (c.1801–1880), known as Abraham Abrahams, and his second wife, Esther Reisel. His father, a leading authority on Jewish religious slaughter, settled in England in 1839 and was joined by his wife and son two years later. Two further sons were born in 1843 and 1844....

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Abrahams, Doris Caroline [pseud. Caryl Brahms] (1901–1982), writer and songwriter  

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23 September 2004
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23 September 2004

Abrahams, Doris Caroline [pseud. Caryl Brahms] (1901–1982), writer and songwriter, was born at 28 Morland Road, Croydon, Surrey, on 8 December 1901, the only child of Henry Clarence Abrahams, a wholesale jeweller, and his wife, Pearl, one of the twenty-one children of ...

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Abrahams, Harold Maurice (1899–1978)  

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23 September 2004
Harold Maurice Abrahams (1899–1978) by A. R. Coster, 1924 [after winning the 100 yards at the AAA championship at Stamford Bridge, London, on 21 June 1924] Getty Images – A. R. Coster

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Abrahams, Harold Maurice (1899–1978), athlete and civil servant  

Norris McWhirter

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23 September 2004
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23 September 2004

Abrahams, Harold Maurice (1899–1978), athlete and civil servant, was born at 30 Rutland Road, Bedford, on 15 December 1899, the youngest in the family of two daughters and four sons of Isaac Klonimus (1850–1921) of Vladislavovka in Russian-occupied Poland and his wife, Esther Isaacs...

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Abrahams, Israel (1858–1925), Jewish scholar and historian  

Bryan Diamond

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23 September 2010

Abrahams, Israel (1858–1925), Jewish scholar and historian, was born on 26 November 1858 at 10 Finsbury Square, London, the second son in the family of four sons and two daughters of Barnett Abrahams (1831–1863) and his wife, Jane, née Brandon (1834–1895). His father was principal of ...

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Abrahams, Israel (1858–1925)  

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Israel Abrahams (1858–1925) by Isaac Cohen Liberal Jewish Synagogue

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Abrahams, Sir Lionel Barnett (1869–1919), economist and civil servant  

G. Balachandran

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23 September 2004
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23 September 2004

Abrahams, Sir Lionel Barnett (1869–1919), economist and civil servant, was born in London on 9 December 1869, the only son of Mordecai Abrahams, secretary to the Initiation Society. Educated at the City of London School and Balliol College, Oxford, where he was an exhibitioner between 1892 and 1896 and won the Arnold historical essay prize in 1894, he headed the ...

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Abrahams, Louis Barnett (1839–1918), headmaster  

Doreen Berger

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23 September 2004

Abrahams, Louis Barnett (1839–1918), headmaster, was born on 3 October 1839 at Swansea, the son of Barnett Abrahams (1785–1868) and his second wife, Hannah (fl. 1820–1868), the daughter of Locabel Levy of Lissa, Poland. There was also one daughter of this marriage. His father took the position of ...

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Abrams, Harriett (c. 1758–1821), singer and composer  

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson

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23 September 2004
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23 September 2004

Abrams, Harriett (c. 1758–1821), singer and composer, was, according to her niece's husband, Thomas Adolphus Trollope, the daughter of a man who came to England 'in the suite of some Hanoverian minister, in what capacity I never heard' (Trollope, 151). She was described by ...

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Abrams, Mark Alexander [formerly Max Alexander Abramowitz] (1906–1994), social scientist  

Michael Warren

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23 September 2004
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23 September 2004

Abrams, Mark Alexander [formerly Max Alexander Abramowitz] (1906–1994), social scientist, was born at 57 Balfour Road, Edmonton, London, on 27 April 1906, one of eight children born to Abraham (Abram) Abramowitz, also known as Abramovich or Abrams, and his wife, Annie (Hannah), ...

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Abrams, Theodosia (c. 1769–1849), singer  

Olive Baldwin and Thelma Wilson

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Abramsky, Yehezkel (1886–1976), rabbinic scholar and Orthodox Jewish leader  

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Abramsky, Yehezkel (1886–1976), rabbinic scholar and Orthodox Jewish leader, was born on or about 7 February 1886 in Dashkovtsy, near Most and Grodno, Lithuania, the third child and eldest son of Mordecai Zalman Abramsky, a local timber merchant, and his wife, Freydel Goldin...

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Abse, Daniel [Dannie] (1923–2014), physician, poet, and author  

Tony Curtis

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15 February 2018

Abse, Daniel [Dannie] (1923–2014), physician, poet, and author, was born on 22 September 1923 at 161 Whitchurch Road, Gabalfa, Cardiff, the youngest of four children of Rudolf Abse (1887–1964), cinema proprietor, and his wife, Kate, née Shepherd (1890–1981...

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Abse, Leopold [Leo] (1917–2008), politician  

Anthony Howard

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07 March 2013
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05 January 2012

Abse, Leopold [Leo] (1917–2008), politician, was born at 5 Clare Street, Cardiff, on 22 April 1917, the second of three sons and third of four children of Rudolph Abse (1887–1964), a cinema manager then serving as a private in the Lancashire Fusiliers, and his wife, ...

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Abse, Leopold [Leo] (1917–2008)  

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Leopold Abse (1917–2008) by Godfrey Argent, 1967 © National Portrait Gallery, London
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