Sir Stafford Cripps

Sir Stafford Cripps

Politician and lawyer. Born Richard Stafford Cripps at 32 Elm Park Gardens, Chelsea. He initially pursued a career in the law, but this was interrupted by the outbreak of war in 1914. He joined the...

Person, Politics & Administration, Switzerland

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A. J. Cronin

A. J. Cronin

Novelist and general practitioner. Born Dumbartonshire as Archibald Joseph Cronin. Studied in Glasgow and served in WW1 as a surgeon in the Navy. Practised in Wales and in 1924 was appointed Medica...

Person, Literature, Medicine, Scotland, Switzerland, USA

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Pascal Michael Dolf

Pascal Michael Dolf

Non-British, killed by the Bali bomb. Pascal Michael Dolf was born on 25 January 1977 in Chur, Bezirk Plessur, Graubünden, Switzerland. He was a Swiss backpacker and bank officer employed at Graub...

Person, Terrorism, Tragedy, Indonisia, Switzerland

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Hilda Doolittle

Hilda Doolittle

Poet and writer. Born Pennsylvania, moved to London in 1911 as an Imagist poet.  Her work was often infused with Greek mythology and she had a particular interest in the poetry of Sappho.  Spent mu...

Person, Literature, Poetry, Switzerland, USA

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James Elroy Flecker

James Elroy Flecker

Poet and playwright. Born as Herman James Elroy Flecker in Lewisham. His first book of poems was published in 1907. He joined the consular service in 1908 and had postings in Constantinople and Bei...

Person, Literature, Poetry, Lebanon, Switzerland, Turkey

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Dame Katharine Furse

Dame Katharine Furse

Born Katharine Symonds in Bristol. She spent most of her early life in Switzerland and Italy. She joined the Red Cross Voluntary Aid Department in 1909, and at the outbreak of WW1, she headed the f...

Person, Armed Forces, Italy, Switzerland

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Henry Fuseli

Henry Fuseli

Painter and writer.  Born in Zurich as Johann Heinrich Füssli, worked mainly in England.  The birth date we give is from the ODNB who warn that he later lied about it.  His paintings often depict t...

Person, Art, Switzerland

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Carlo Gatti

Carlo Gatti

Cafe owner and ice-dealer. Born Switzerland. Arrived in England in July 1847. Built up a French-style cafe business. In the 1850s he became the first seller of ice-cream to the masses. He had owned...

Person, Commerce, Food & Drink, Theatre, Switzerland

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Gatti family

Gatti family

Swiss-Italian family.  Restaurateurs, music hall, theatre and electricity supply entrepreneurs. Four generations of note, all born in Dongio, Val di Blenio, Ticino, Switzerland: Carlo; Agostino (18...

Group, Commerce, Food & Drink, Theatre, Switzerland

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Sir John Gatti

Sir John Gatti

Born Giovanni Maria Emilio in Switzerland, son of Agostino, of the Gatti family.  Barrister, with inherited business interests in the theatre and electrical power supply.  Westminster councillor fr...

Person, Commerce, Politics & Administration, Theatre, Switzerland

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