The Fantastic Story of a Kidnapped Transylvanian Girl
Born Florence von Szasz in Transylvania she was kidnapped and raised in a harem in the Ottoman Empire, then put up for auction in 1859 where Sam Baker, a wealthy English adventurer and explorer, who h...
The Fantastic Story of a Kidnapped Transylvanian Girl
Born Florence von Szasz in Transylvania she was kidnapped and raised in a harem in the Ottoman Empire, then put up for auction in 1859 where Sam Baker, a wealthy English adventurer and explorer, who h...
John George Nathaniel Gibbes
Colonel John George Nathaniel Gibbes (30 March 1787 – 5 July 1873) was a British army officer who emigrated to Australia in 1834, becoming a Crown-appointed member of the New South Wale...
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William Holme Twentyman
William Holme Twentyman (31 October 1802 – 7 May 1884) was a silversmith in Cape Town, who amassed a considerable fortune on Mauritius and retired at the age of 39.
William Holme Twentyman was bor...
Gilbert Clayton
Brigadier-General Sir Gilbert Falkingham Clayton, KCMG, KBE, CB (6 April 1875 – 11 September 1929), was a British army intelligence officer and colonial administrator, who worked in several countries ...
John Briggs (East India Company officer)
John Briggs (1785–1875) was a British officer in the army of the East India Company, and author.
Briggs entered the Madras Infantry in 1801, He took part in the Mahratta wars, serving in the final...
Leicester Stanhope, 5th Earl of Harrington
Leicester FitzGerald Charles Stanhope, 5th Earl of Harrington CB (2 September 1784 – 7 September 1862), styled The Honourable Leicester Stanhope until 1851, was an English peer and soldier.He was born...
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Wilberforce Eaves
Dr. Wilberforce Vaughan Eaves MBE (10 December 1867 – 10 February 1920) was a former co-World No. 1 male tennis player from the United Kingdom. At the 1908 London Olympics he won a bronze medal ...
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Alfred Kirke Ffrench
Alfred Kirke Ffrench VC (25 February 1835 – 29 December 1872) was a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awa...
Edward Noël Walker
Edward Noël Walker (1842 – 1908) was an acting Governor of British Ceylon. He was appointed in 24 October 1895 and was acting Governor until 10 February 1896. He was succeeded by Joseph West Ridgeway....
Adolf Neubauer
Adolf Neubauer (11 March 1831 in Bittse (a.k.a. Nagybiccse, German: Bitsch, Slovak: Bytča), Upper Hungary, Kingdom of Hungary, Austrian Empire – 6 April 1907, London) was sublibrarian at...
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Richard Collins, Baron Collins
Richard Henn Collins, Baron Collins, PC, KC (31 January 1842 – 3 January 1911) was an Anglo-Irish lawyer and judge.
Born in Dublin, Collins was educated at The Royal School, Dungannon, Trini...
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Christian David Ginsburg
Christian David Ginsburg (25 December 1831 in Warsaw, Congress Poland (now Poland) – 7 March 1914 in Palmers Green, Middlesex, England) was a Polish-born, British Bible scholar and student of th...
James Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie
James Andrew Broun-Ramsay, 1st Marquess of Dalhousie KT, PC (22 April 1812 – 19 December 1860), styled Lord Ramsay until 1838 and known as The Earl of Dalhousie between 1838 and 1849, was a Scott...
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Herbert Wilberforce
Herbert William Wrangham Wilberforce (8 February 1864 in Munich, Germany – 28 March 1941 in Kensington, London) was a British male tennis player. He was vice-president of the All England Lawn Tennis ...
James Campbell (governor)
Major general Sir James Campbell was an acting Governor of British Ceylon. He was appointed in 1822 and was acting Governor until 1824. He was succeeded by Edward Barnes.
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Graeme Thomson
Sir Graeme Thomson G.C.M.G. K.C.B. (1875–1933) was a British civil servant in the Admiralty, who served as a colonial civil servant and then governor in several British colonies.
Graeme Thomson wa...
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Francis Graeme Tyrrell
Sir Francis Graeme Tyrrell (1876 – 1964) was a British colonial administrator. He was the Chief Secretary of Ceylon and served as an acting Governor of British Ceylon. He was appointed in 20 September...
Charles George Gordon
Major-General Charles George Gordon, CB (28 January 1833 – 26 January 1885), also known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum, was a British army officer and administrator.He s...
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George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen
George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen KG, KT, FRSE, FRS, PC, FSA Scot (28 January 1784 – 14 December 1860), styled Lord Haddo from 1791 to 1801, was a British politicia...
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Arthur Benni
Arthur Benni (1839, Tomaszów-Rawski, Congress Poland {now Tomaszów Mazowiecki, Poland}, - November 27, 1867, Rome, Italy, Артур Иванович Бенни) was a Polish-born English citizen, known in Russia (wher...
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Mortimer Durand
Sir Henry Mortimer Durand, (14 February 1850 – 8 June 1924) was a British diplomat and civil servant of colonial British India.
Born at Sehore, Bhopal, India, he was the son of Sir Henry Marion D...
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Samuel George William Archibald
Samuel George William Archibald (February 5, 1777 – January 28, 1846) was a lawyer, judge and political figure in Nova Scotia. He represented Halifax County from 1806 to 1836 and Colchester Coun...
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Sir William MacCormac, 1st Baronet
Sir William MacCormac, 1st Baronet, KCB, KCVO (17 January 1836 – 4 December 1901), was a notable British surgeon during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. MacCormac was a strong advocate of...
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Oscar Slater
Oscar Joseph Slater (8 January 1872 – 31 January 1948) was a victim of a Scottish miscarriage of justice. He was born Oscar Leschziner in Oppeln, Upper Silesia, Germany to a Jewish family. Around 1893...