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Goldsmid, Abraham (c. 1756–1810), merchant and financier, was born in the Netherlands about 1756, the youngest son in the family of four sons and three daughters of Aaron Goldsmid (d. 1782), a merchant, and his wife, Catherine de Vries. His father migrated from ...

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Hardoon, Silas Aaron (1851–1931), merchant and property owner, was born in Baghdad, one of the six children of Aaron Hardoon. He moved with his family to Bombay about 1856. His family was poor and he received only an elementary education, possibly supported by the local ...

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Medina, Sir Solomon de [formerly Diego de Medina] (c. 1650–1720), merchant and financier, was born in Bordeaux, a younger son of Francisco de Medina, merchant, and his wife, Gracia Pereira, who were both of Portuguese Jewish origin. In 1662 the family moved to ...

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Rothschild, Nathan Mayer (1777–1836), merchant and financier, was born on 16 September 1777 at Frankfurt am Main, Germany. He was the son of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744–1812), coin dealer and money lender, and his wife Gutle (1753–1849), daughter of Wolf Schnapper, a wealthy ...