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Jesse Boot
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Born in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Born on 2nd of June 1850
Died on 13rd of June 1931

Born 1850. Died 1931 - English drug manufacturer.


Inherited fatherís herbalist shop at age of 13. Opened first chemistís shop in Nottingham in 1877, introduced the modern chain store. Began large-scale drug manufacture. Knighted in 1909 and created a peer in 1929.

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