Courtauld, Samuel

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Courtauld, Samuel (1876–1947) English industrialist. He founded the firm of Courtaulds in 1816. At first it specialized in the production of silks, but from 1904 it developed artificial fibres, such as viscose rayon and nylon. In 1931, he bequeathed his London home (Home House) and collection of 19th-century French painting to the University of London, to form the Courtauld Institute for the research and study of art.

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