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Sir Henry Tate

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Sir Henry Tate

Birth
Chorley, Chorley Borough, Lancashire, England
Death 5 Dec 1899 (aged 80)
Streatham, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England
Burial West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England
Plot 19897, Square 38
Memorial ID 13832960 View Source

Sugar-merchant. He was born in Chorley, Lancashire, the son of a clergyman. When he was 13, he became a grocer's apprentice in Liverpool. After a seven-year apprentice, he was able to set up his own shop. His buisness was successful, and grew to a chain of six stores by the time he was 35. By 1869, he had accquired his own buisness building a refinery in Liverpool. He rapidly became a millionaire, and donated generously to charity. In 1874, he moved to London and there made the Tate's Cube Sugar known all over the world. A collector of paintings, in 1889, he donated his collection to the goverment on the condition that they be displayed in a suitable gallery, toward the construction of which he donated 80 thousand-pounds. The National Gallery of British Art, better known as the Tate Gallery was opened on july 21 1897, on the site of the Old Millbank Prison. He was made a baronet in 1898, the year before his death.


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In Loving Memory of
Sir Henry Tate, Baronet,
Born 11th March 1819,
Died 5th December 1899,
"He hath dispersed, he hath given
to the poor; his righteousness
endureth for ever." Psalm CXII


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  • Created by: s.canning
  • Added: 2 Apr 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13832960
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13832960/henry-tate : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Henry Tate (11 Mar 1819–5 Dec 1899), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13832960, citing West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium, West Norwood, London Borough of Lambeth, Greater London, England ; Maintained by s.canning (contributor 46790899) .