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Bernal, Ralph (1783-1854), politician and art collector

Helen Davies

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/2233
Bernal, Ralph (1783-1854), politician and art collector


Bernal, Ralph (1783-1854), politician and art collector, was born at Colchester, Essex, on 2 October 1783, into a Sephardic Jewish family of Spanish descent, though he was not brought up in the Jewish faith, and was baptized at St Olave's, Hart Street, London, on 8 April 1805. He was the ...

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