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Abbado, Claudio, (26 June 1933–20 Jan. 2014), Artistic Director, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, 1989–2002; Generalmusikdirektor of Vienna, since 1987  

Born Milan, 26 June 1933; m 1st, 1956, Giovanna Cavazzoni (marr. diss. 1968); one s one d; 2nd, Gabriella Cantalupi; one s; died 20 Jan. 2014

Artistic Director, Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, ...

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Abbey, Edwin Austin, (1 April 1852–2 Aug. 1911), Hon. Mem. Royal Bavarian Acad. and Madrid Society of Artists  

RA, ARWS; painter; Member National Academy of Design, NY; Chevalier Legion d’Honneur; Corresponding Member Institut de France; President Artists Cricket Club; Hon. ARIBA, FSA, Hon. MA Yale Univ.; Hon. Mem. Am. Inst. Architects; Member of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, Paris; LLD Univ. of Penn...

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Abdy, Sir Valentine (Robert Duff), (11 Sept. 1937–27 June 2012), European Representative, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1983–95 and 1998 (Member, National Board, 1995–98)  

6th Bt cr 1850

Born 11 Sept. 1937; s of Sir Robert Henry Edward Abdy, 5th Bt, and Lady Diana Bridgeman (d 1967), ...

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Abercrombie, Sir (Leslie) Patrick, (1879–23 March 1957), Professor Emeritus of Town Planning in the University of London; Hon. Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge; Officer de la Couronne, of Belgium; Member of Royal Commission on the Location of Industry; Chairman of CPRE; Chm. of Housing Centre; Pres., International Union of Architects; Pres. Franco-British Union of Architects  

Kt, 1945; MA; Hon. DLit, LLD; FRIBA, FSA

Born 1879; s of late William Abercrombie; m Emilia Maud (d 1942), d of Robert Gordon; one s one d...

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Aberdeen and Temair, 7th Marquess of, (Alexander George Gordon) (31 March 1955–12 March 2020)  

DL; landowner and property developer

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Aberdeen and Temair, 6th Marquess of, (Alastair Ninian John Gordon) (20 July 1920–19 Aug. 2002)  

Born 20 July 1920; s of 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, DSO, and Cécile Elizabeth (d 1948), d of George Drummond, Swaylands, Penshurst, Kent; ...

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Abraham, Ashley Perry, (20 Feb. 1876–9 Oct. 1951), photographic artist, journalist and lecturer  

Born Keswick, 20 Feb. 1876; m 1902; three s one d; died 9 Oct. 1951

photographic artist, journalist and lecturer

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Abraham, George Dixon, (7 Oct. 1872–4 March 1965), retired 1960, as Chairman and Managing Director of G. P. Abraham, Ltd, specialists in Alpine and mountain photography  

Born Keswick, 7 Oct. 1872; m 1st, 1901, Winifred E. Davies (d 1939), BSc Lond; two d; 2nd, 1940, Clara Young; died 4 March 1965...

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Ackerman, Roy, (22 Feb. 1942–16 May 2017), Chairman, Tadema Studios, since 1980; Founder, executive producer and presenter, Coolcucumber.tv, since 2010  

CBE 2004 (OBE 1991)

Born 22 Feb. 1942 m Sally Simpson; one s three d ; died 16 May 2017

Chairman, Tadema Studios, since 1980; Founder, executive producer and presenter, Coolcucumber.tv, since 2010...

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Ackermann, Gerald, (1876–27 Dec. 1960), watercolour painter  

RI

Born Blackheath, 1876; s of Arthur Ackermann; died 27 Dec. 1960

watercolour painter

New College, Eastbourne. Studied at Heatherley’s and Royal Academy Schools; while there won the Creswick prize and Landseer scholarship...

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Ackroyd, Norman, (born 26 March 1938), artist (painter and etcher)  

CBE 2007; RA 1991 (ARA 1988); RE 1985

artist (painter and etcher)

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Adam, George, (born 26 Jan. 1957), Lord Provost and Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeen, 2012–17  

Lord Provost and Lord-Lieutenant of Aberdeen, 2012–17

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Adam, Sir Kenneth (Klaus Hugo), (5 Feb. 1921–10 March 2016), freelance film production designer  

Kt 2003; OBE 1995; RDI 2009

Born 5 Feb. 1921; s of Fritz Adam and Lilli Adam (née Saalfeld); m 1952, Maria-Letizia Moauro; died 10 March 2016

freelance film production designer...

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Adam, Robert, (born 10 April 1948), Director, 1995–2020, Consultant, since 2020, ADAM Architecture (formerly Robert Adam Architects)  

RIBA

Director, 1995–2020, Consultant, since 2020, ADAM Architecture (formerly Robert Adam Architects)

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Adams, Alastair Christian, (born 24 Dec. 1969), portrait painter, since 1995; President, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, 2008–14  

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portrait painter, since 1995; President, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, 2008–14

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Adams, Harry William, (3 Nov. 1868–1 May 1947), Member Royal British Colonial Society of Artists; Member Royal Cambrian Academy, retired; Member Royal Birmingham Society of Artists; President, Malvern Art Club  

RBA 1912

Born Worcester, 3 Nov. 1868; s of William Henry Adams; m; no c; died 1 May 1947

Member Royal British Colonial Society of Artists; Member Royal Cambrian Academy, retired; Member Royal Birmingham Society of Artists; President, Malvern Art Club...

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Adams, Herbert, (1858–21 May 1945), sculptor; President, Saint-Gaudens Museum; Trustee, American Academy in Rome; Trustee, Hispanic Society of America  

Born Concord, Vt, 1858; s of Samuel M. Adams and Nancy Powers; m 1889, Adeline Valentine Pond, of Auburndale, Mass; died 21 May 1945

sculptor; President, Saint-Gaudens Museum; Trustee, American Academy in Rome; Trustee, Hispanic Society of America...

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Adams, Norman (Edward Albert), (9 Feb. 1927–10 March 2005), artist (painter); Professor of Painting in Royal Academy Schools, 1995–2000  

RA 1972 (ARA 1967); ARCA 1951

Born 9 Feb. 1927; s of Albert Henry Adams and Winifred Elizabeth Rose Adams; m 1947, Anna Theresa; two ...

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Adams, Thomas, (10 Sept. 1871–24 March 1940), Architect and Town Planning Consultant, London  

DEng, FRIBA, FSI, MTPI, Hon. MAIA

Born 10 Sept. 1871; s of James Adams and Margaret Johnstone; m 1897, Caroline Bertha Weierter; four s one ...

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Adams, William Dacres, (1864–17 Aug. 1951), Artist; Associate Société Nationale des Beaux Arts  

Born 1864; s of Rev. William Fulford and Catherine M. Adams; m 1st, Regina E. Houghton (d 1940), New York; one s one d; 2nd, 1940, Millicent Etheldreda, ...