Rothschild family

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The Rothschild family is a wealthy Jewish family originally from Frankfurt that rose to prominence with Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744–1812), a court factor to the German Landgraves of Hesse-Kassel in the Free City of Frankfurt, Holy Roman Empire, who established his banking business in the 1760s.[1] Unlike most previous court factors, Rothschild managed to bequeath his wealth and established an international banking family through his five sons,[2] who established businesses in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Vienna, and Naples. The family has exploited central banking to an unparalleled extent.

The family was elevated to noble rank in the Holy Roman Empire and the United Kingdom.[3][4]

During the 19th century, the Rothschild family possessed the largest private fortune in the world, as well as in modern world history.[5][6][7] The family's wealth declined over the 20th century, and was divided among many various descendants.[8] Today their interests cover a diverse range of fields, including financial services, real estate, mining, energy, agriculture, winemaking, and nonprofits.[9]



Page nameDescription
Edmond Adolphe de RothschildRothschild family member...
Evelyn de Rothschild
James Mayer RothschildJames Mayer Rothschild founded the French branch of the Rothschild family.
Leopold de Rothschild
Lionel de Rothschild
Major Lionel Nathan de Rothschild
Maurice de RothschildFrench family Rothschild family member
Nathan Rothschild (1st Baron Rothschild)
Robert Rothschild


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  1. Elon, Amos (1996). Founder: Meyer Amschel Rothschild and His Time. New York: HarperCollins.
  2. Backhaus, Fritz (1996). "The Last of the Court Jews – Mayer Amschel Rothschild and His Sons". In Mann, Vivian B.; Cohen, Richard I. (eds.). From Court Jews to the Rothschilds: Art, Patronage, and Power 1600–1800. New York: Prestel. pp. 79–95
  3. Rubinstein, William D.; Jolles, Michael; Rubinstein, Hilary L. (2011). The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History. Palgrave Macmillan
  4. Leeson, Robert (2014). Hayek: A Collaborative Biography: Part II, Austria, America and the Rise of Hitler, 1899-1933. Springer Publishing. p. 27.
  5. The House of Rothschild: Money's prophets, 1798–1848, Volume 1, Niall Ferguson, 1999, page 481-85
  7. The Secret Life of the Jazz Baroness, from The Times 11 April 2009, Rosie Boycott
  8. Rothschild: a story of wealth and power, by Derek A. Wilson, (Deutsch 1988), pages 415–456