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Lord Aberdare, Henry Austin Bruce

Lord Aberdare, Henry Austin Bruce

Died 25/2/1895, 122 years ago

1st Baron Aberdare. Born Dyffryn Aberdare, Glamorgan. Statesman, serving as Home Secretary and President of the Council. He reformed British licensing laws and headed a commission that established ...

Person, Politics & Administration, Wales

1 memorial

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone

Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone

Born 25/2/1883, 134 years ago

Born Princess Alice of Albany at Windsor Castle, daughter of Prince Leopold and Princess Helena. Mother of Richard, Duke of Gloucester.

Person, Royalty

2 memorials

Thomas Cubitt

Thomas Cubitt

Born 25/2/1788, 229 years ago

Builder. Born at Buxton, near Norwich. He travelled to India as a ship's carpenter, from which he was able to raise sufficient funds to start his own building firm in 1810.  His two brothers: Willi...

Person, Property, India

3 memorials

Jose de San Martin

Jose de San Martin

Born 25/2/1778, 239 years ago

Soldier and statesman. Born in present-day Argentina. An officer in the Spanish army but then a major player in the battle for independence from Spain for Argentina in 1812 and Chile in 1818. He fo...

Person, Nationalism, Politics & Administration, Argentina, Chile, France, Peru

3 memorials

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex

Died 25/2/1601, 416 years ago

Born Herefordshire.  Related via the Boleyn family to Queen Elizabeth I.  Married a daughter of Sir Francis Walsingham.  Became a favourite of the Queen.  However he performed badly as Lord Lieuten...

Person, Politics & Administration, Execution

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