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Denis Ziani De Ferranti

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1908 Born in Grindleford, Derbyshire, near Sheffield son of Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti

1930 An electrical engineer, gained his aviator's certificate

1951 Set up Denis Ferranti Meters

1958 Agreed that the lease on a factory at Penygroes should be assigned to Austin Hopkinson and Co, makers of mining equipment[1]

1963 Sold 12 percent of the equity in Ferranti Ltd

1967 By private placement, disposed of 25 percent of the equity in Ferranti[2]

1968 Living in France[3]

1992 Died in Addergoole, Mayo, Ireland[4]

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times Jan. 23, 1958
  2. The Times Nov. 23, 1967
  3. The Times May 20, 1968
  4. BMD