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Angerstein, John Julius (c. 1732-1823), insurance broker and connoisseur of art

Sarah Palmer

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/549

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Angerstein, John Julius (c. 1732-1823), insurance broker and connoisseur of art, was of Russian extraction, though his precise origins are obscure. According to family tradition he took his surname from the German doctor who delivered him, and his parents were the Empress Anne and the Russia merchant Andrew Poulett Thompson, ...

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