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Lincoln, Aaron oflocked

(d. 1186)

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Lincoln, Aaron of (d. 1186), financier, was the greatest Jewish moneylender in twelfth-century England. Of his life before 1165 nothing is known. He was probably born before 1130, and if so, the place of his birth was probably London, with which he also had close associations in the last twenty years of his life. But the centre of his business enterprises was clearly ...

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