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  Richard Sharp was once described as being possibly the most popular man living in Regency London. He rose from the ranks of being a humble hatter to becoming a prosperous merchant, poet, critic and a ‘force for change’. He achieved dizzying success in numerous areas of his life and counted among his personal friends most ..

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1254 – born – Venice, Italy   1271-95 -Venetian merchant and traveler who journeyed from Europe to Asia.     1274- He was born into a Venetian merchant family, he joined his father and uncle on a journey to China, traveling along the Silk Road and reaching the court of Kublai Khan.              -The ..

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1849 – Born on the 6th of October in Mugla, Turkey. He is the son of a poor Greek family exiled in Russia.   1866 – He transferred to England.   1888 – When the inventor of a machine gun named Maxim allied to Nordenfelt, Zaharoff was named representative of the firm all over Europe. ..

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1454 – Amerigo Vespucci, born on the 9th of March in Florence, Italy, as the third child of a respected family. He was a child of the Renaissance and the Scientific Revolution. The Vespucci family had been prominent for over a century, with family members holding important positions in the city’s government. These family connections ..

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US (English-born) textile industrialist   immigrated to US 1789 and reproduced Richard Arkwright's inventions from memory, because direct export of Arkwright's plans or machines from England was forbidden   founded Almy, Brown and Slater factory in Pawtucket 1793   father of US cotto..

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1653 – Born on July 5th in Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, England. British merchant whose involvement in the East India trade brought him into conflict with the English East India Company; later, the company made him governor of Madras, India. 1674 – Pitt settled at Balasore and began a long struggle with the company. 1677-1680 ..

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1737 – Born on January 12th in Braintree (now in Quincy), Massachusetts. An American Revolutionary leader and first signer of the U.S. Declaration of Independence. 1754 – Hancock entered a mercantile house in Boston owned by his uncle Thomas Hancock, who later left him a large fortune. 1765 – He became a selectman of Boston. ..

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