Sir Henry Tate, 1st Baronet

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Henry Tate

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Death: Died
Place of Burial: West Norwood Cemetery & Crematorium, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Rev. William Tate and Agnes Tate
Husband of Jane Tate
Father of Sir William Henry Tate, 2nd Baronet and Henry Tate

Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Henry Tate

Sir Henry Tate, 1st Baronet (11 March 1819 White Coppice near Chorley Lancashire – 5 December 1899) was an English sugar merchant and philanthropist, noted for establishing the Tate Gallery, London.

Tate was the son of a Unitarian clergyman. When he was 13, he became a grocer's apprentice in Liverpool. After a seven-year apprenticeship, he was able to set up his own shop. His business was successful, and grew to a chain of six stores by the time he was 35. In 1859 Tate became a partner in John Wright & Co. sugar refinery, selling his grocery business in 1861. By 1869, he had gained complete control of the company, and renamed it as Henry Tate & Sons. In 1872, he purchased the patent from German Eugen Langen for making sugar cubes, and in the same year built a new refinery in Liverpool. In 1877 he opened a refinery at Silvertown, London, which remains in production. At the time, much of Silvertown was still marshland. Tate was a modest rather retiring man, well known for his concern with workers’ conditions. He built the Tate Institute opposite his Thames Refinery, a bar and dance hall for their recreation.

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Sir Henry Tate, 1st Baronet's Timeline

1819
March 11, 1819
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
1842
1842
Age 22
1853
1853
Age 33
1899
December 5, 1899
Age 80
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Greater London, England, United Kingdom