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Lord Aberdare, Henry Austin Bruce

Lord Aberdare, Henry Austin Bruce

Died 25/2/1895, 125 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, 137 years ago

Born Princess Alice of Albany at Windsor Castle, daughter of Prince Leopold and Princess Helena. Mother of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. First patron of the Kensington Society.

Person, Royalty

3 memorials

William Douglas Caroe

William Douglas Caroe

Died 25/2/1938, 82 years ago

Born near Liverpool, son of the Danish Consul. Became an architect in the Arts and Crafts style, specialising in churches. The splendid 1 Millbank was built for the Church Commissioners in 1903. Di...

Person, Architecture, Cyprus, Denmark

1 memorial

Thomas Cubitt

Thomas Cubitt

Born 25/2/1788, 232 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, 242 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

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