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December 5

Sir Henry Tate

1899 – Sir Henry Tate died at age 80. He was born in Chorley, Lancashire, England, the son of a Unitarian minister. Apprenticed to a grocer in Liverpool when he was 13, he soon bought his own shop, then five more, which he sold to become a partner in a sugar refining company. He eventually bought the company and made a great fortune. A great philanthropist, Tate endowed the libraries at the University of Liverpool and Manchester College (Unitarian) as well as hospitals. He is best known for building the Tate Gallery in London. Tate was an active Unitarian in Ullet Street Chapel in Liverpool.

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