Born Dublin, Ireland as Abraham Gottheimer. The King of Italy conferred the title of Baron Grant - for improvement schemes in Milan. He was also MP for Kidderminster. His financial dealings were never straight forwarded and he ended as a bankrupt.
Person | Male Born 1830 Died 1899
This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Albert Grant & Shakespeare
"There is no darkness but ignorance" is a quote from "Twelfth Night". The scu...
Sir Henry Wellcome
Born Wisconsin, USA, moved to London in 1880 for business reasons. Pharmacist, founder of the Wellcome Trust and Foundation. His collection of books & artefacts relating to the history of medic...
Person, Benefactor, Industry, Medicine, Museums / Libraries, USA
Born Spitalfields. South African mining magnate and businessman. The web provides the following anecdote: Early in 1898, just before leaving for South Africa, Woolf gave a dinner party at the Sav...
Gas Light and Coke Company
Founded by Frederick Albert Winsor (who also gave the world's first demonstration of street lighting by coal gas). Nationalised 1949 and privatised 1986. Demerged in 1997 into Centrica plc and BG p...
Sir Otto Beit
Financier, philanthropist, and art connoisseur. Born Berlin. Younger brother to Alfred and made his fortune the same way: mining diamonds. Came to London in 1896 and took British citizenship. G...