Jakob Fugger

1459 - 1525

Jakob Fugger

Jakob Fugger of the Lily (German: Jakob Fugger von der Lilie) (6 March 1459 – 30 December 1525), also known as Jakob Fugger the Rich or sometimes Jakob II, was a major German merchant, mining entrepreneur, and banker. He was a descendant of the Fugger merchant family located in the Free Imperial City of Augsburg, where he was born and later also elevated through marriage to Grand Burgher of Augsburg (German Großbürger zu Augsburg). Within a few decades he expanded the family firm to a business operating in all of Europe. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Jakob Fugger has received more than 718,533 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 68th most popular businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Jakob Fugger ranks 68 out of 481Before him are Rupert Murdoch, Benjamin Guggenheim, Kiichiro Toyoda, Margaret Hamilton, Paul Allen, and Robert McNamara. After him are Robert Guérin, Dietrich Mateschitz, Akio Morita, Fred Trump, Ronald Wayne, and Stanley Rous.

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Among people born in 1459, Jakob Fugger ranks 7Before him are Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, Pope Adrian VI, Muhammad XII of Granada, Sultan Cem, Martin Behaim, and Lorenzo di Credi. After him are Charles, Count of Angoulême, John I Albert, Cima da Conegliano, Hersekzade Ahmed Pasha, Michael Sittow, and Conrad Celtes. Among people deceased in 1525, Jakob Fugger ranks 4Before him are Thomas Müntzer, Frederick III, Elector of Saxony, and Cuauhtémoc. After him are Huayna Capac, Pietro Pomponazzi, Andrea della Robbia, Florian Geyer, Eleanor of Viseu, Michael Sittow, Charles IV, Duke of Alençon, and Lambert Simnel.

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Among people born in Germany, Jakob Fugger ranks 633 out of 3,763Before him are Hans von Aachen (1552), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld (1750), Eleonor Magdalene of Neuburg (1655), John of Saxony (1801), and Chlodwig, Prince of Hohenlohe-Schillingsfürst (1819). After him are Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), Oskar Dirlewanger (1895), Walter Hallstein (1901), Werner von Haeften (1908), Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1879), and August Horch (1868).


Among businesspeople born in Germany, Jakob Fugger ranks 9Before him are Ludwig Erhard (1897), Rudolf Dassler (1898), Robert Bosch (1861), Henri Nestlé (1814), Otto Frank (1889), and Bertha Benz (1849). After him are Johann Friedrich Böttger (1682), Paul Reuter (1816), Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777), Uli Hoeneß (1952), Karl Albrecht (1920), and Maurice de Hirsch (1831).

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