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Gleitze, Mercedes (1900-1981), swimmer

Doloranda Pember

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/37459
Gleitze, Mercedes (1900-1981), swimmer


Gleitze, Mercedes (1900-1981), swimmer, was born at 124 Freshfield Road, Brighton, on 18 November 1900, the youngest of three daughters (there were no sons) of Heinrich Gleitze, journeyman baker, and his wife, Anna Kurr, a language teacher. She spent her childhood partly in Brighton and partly with her grandparents in ...

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