|Sir Jacob Behrens|
13 November 1806
Bad Pyrmont, Germany
|Died||22 April 1889
|Nationality||British / German|
|Known for||Textile merchant
Sir Jacob Behrens (13 November 1806 – 22 April 1889) was an Anglo–German textile merchant. His company, Sir Jacob Behrens & Son Ltd., was established in 1834 and still operates today. Behrens was Jewish and was a prominent member of the Anglo-Jewish Association.
Born in Bad Pyrmont, Germany, into a family of merchants, Sir Jacob Behrens settled in Leeds in 1834, establishing his business there. He then moved to Bradford in 1838, opening a factory in Thornton Road.
Behrens was a prominent member of the Bradford Philosophical Society, and founded the Eye and Ear Hospital in Bradford.
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- Tagore, Sourindro Mohun (1884). The orders of knighthood, British and foreign. Calcutta: By author. p. 196. OCLC 39255887.
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