Harry Djanogly

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Sir Harry Djanogly
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Born (1938-08-01) 1 August 1938 (age 80)
Known forPhilanthropy, Art collection

Sir Harry Arieh Simon Djanogly,[1] CBE (born 1 August 1938) is a British textile manufacturer. Djanogly, who is estimated to be worth £300 million, made his fortune from the merger of his Nottingham Manufacturing Company with other textile interests in 1986 to form Coats Viyella.

His son, Jonathan Djanogly, is a Conservative member of Parliament.

Early life[edit]

Born in France, Djanogly emigrated to the United Kingdom as a child fleeing from the Nazis and was naturalised a British subject on 1 November 1948.[2][3]


Djanogly is an active philanthropist and has an art collection that has been said to include the largest number of Lowrys in the world, as well as works by Picasso and Monet.[4]

The Djanoglys have contributed to the founding of many venues in their home town of Nottingham, such as the Djanogly City Academy,[5] Djanogly Community Leisure Centre,[6] Djanogly Community Orchestra,[7] Djanogly Recital Hall, Djanogly Theatre, and the Djanogly Gallery.[8]


Djanogly was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 1983 Birthday Honours and knighted in the 1993 New Year Honours for charitable services.[9][10]

Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly have also been recognised by the University of Nottingham as part of the College of Benefactors.[11]

In 2014, Sir Harry and Lady Djanogly were awarded the Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy.[12]


  1. ^ HARRY ARIEH SIMON DJANOGLY. Company Check. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  2. ^ "No. 38482". The London Gazette. 17 December 1948. p. 6563.
  3. ^ "Millionaire philanthropist Sir Harry Djanogly to face trial over alleged assault on police officer". Jewish Chronicle. July 7, 2015.
  4. ^ "Art and Design". London Evening Standard. 5 October 2007. Retrieved 28 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Djanogly City Academy". Djanogly City Academy. 18 December 2016.
  6. ^ "Djanogly Community Leisure Centre". Nottingham City. 18 December 2016.
  7. ^ "Djanogly Community Orchestra". Djanogly Community Orchestra. 18 December 2016.
  8. ^ "The Djanoglys have contributed to the founding of many venues in Nottingham". Lake Side Arts. Retrieved 31 August 2016.
  9. ^ "No. 49375". The London Gazette (Supplement). 10 June 1983. p. 8.
  10. ^ "No. 53153". The London Gazette (Supplement). 30 December 1992. p. 1.
  11. ^ "College of Benefactors - University of Nottingham". University of Nottingham. 18 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Sir Harry Djanogly CBE and Lady Djanogly have been awarded the Prince of Wales Medal for Arts Philanthropy". Arts & Business. 2014. Retrieved 31 August 2016.

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