Fugger

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Fug·ger

 (fo͝og′ər)
Family of German financiers who exerted great economic and political influence in the 1400s and 1500s. Founded by Johannes (1348-1409), the family business was greatly expanded by his son Jakob (died 1469).

Fugger

(German ˈfʊɡər)
n
(Biography) a German family of merchants and bankers, prominent in 15th- and 16th-century Europe
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He sketches the Fuggers' activities and tells us that the present book is loosely linked to the five-hundredth birthday of Anton Fugger, one of the most prominent members of that family.