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   A short introduction to the Rothschild banking dynasty

Page entitled : Introduction to the Rothschild banking dynasty

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The beginnings of Mayer Amschel Rothschild with Prince William of Hesse-Cassel, his first customer and protector.


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A complete summary of the rise and activities of the Rothschild banking dynasty would fill a book or at least a complete chapter and does not belong here. Yet, it was the Rothschild's agency which justified the establishment of the first noteworthy Jewish American banking house and thus the family deserves at least a short introduction.

Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1743-1812) was born into a family of modest means in the poor surroundings of Frankfurt's Judengasse  ...

 

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