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Rothschild [de Rothschild]locked

  • Bet McLeod

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European family of collectors and patrons. It can be said that the fortune of the Rothschild family, acquired over six generations, began with Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1743–1812) of Frankfurt am Main, who, from the 1760s, supplied William of Hesse-Kassel (later William IX, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel) with rare coins. Mayer Amschel was appointed financial adviser to William in ...

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