Name: Tate

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    From the Old English personal name 'Tata', possibly a short form of various compound names with the obscure first element tat, or else a nursery formation. Tate is a common surname in Britain.

    Henry Tate established the Tate Gallery in London in 1897. Since then the Tate Gallery has expanded and is now called the Tate Britain. Its modern art section is found at the Tate Modern Gallery on the south side of the River Thames, opposite St Paul's Cathedral. Tate St Ives Gallery is found in Cornwall, and exhibits work associated with the St Ives School such as sculptors Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo. A further gallery, the Tate Liverpool in Liverpool, exhibits modern artwork.

    Henry Tate's sugar company, Henry Tate & Sons, merged in 1921 with Abram Lyle & Sons to form the company Tate & Lyle, which still produces sugar for world markets today. The company also discovered the sugar substitute 'Splenda'.

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