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King George VI

King George VI

Born 14/12/1895, 124 years ago

Became king unexpectedly when his brother, Edward VIII, abdicated. Like his uncle Edward VII he was born as Prince Albert, known as Bertie in the family and took a different name on ascending the t...

Person, Royalty, Seriously Famous

19 memorials

Edward McKnight Kauffer

Edward McKnight Kauffer

Born 14/12/1890, 129 years ago

Artist and designer. Born in Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana, USA. As an art student, he was sponsored by Professor Joseph McKnight, from whom he adopted his middle name. He moved to Paris whe...

Person, Art, France, USA

1 memorial

John Loudon

John Loudon

Died 14/12/1843, 176 years ago

Garden and cemetery designer, city planner. Born Scotland as John Claudius Loudon. Studied biology, botany and agriculture. Came to London in 1803. His many publications include: Observations on La...

Person, Architecture, Gardens / Agriculture, Scotland

1 memorial

Errico Malatesta

Errico Malatesta

Born 14/12/1853, 166 years ago

Anarchist. Born Italy. Spent many years in exile in various countries. From 1881 he was often in London. In 1910 he had an electrical workshop  at 15 Duncan Terrace, from which he provided cutting ...

Person, Politics & Administration, Italy

1 memorial

Julian Metcalfe

Julian Metcalfe

Born 14/12/1969, 50 years ago

Co-founder of Pret a Manger with Sinclair Beecham, who he met at the Polytechnic of Central London.  Also founded the itsu chain of Asian-inspired restaurants.

Person, Commerce, Food & Drink

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