Amschel Mayer Rothschild
Amschel Mayer Rothschild, date unknown
|Died||6 December 1855 (aged 82)|
Frankfurt am Main
He was the second child and eldest son of Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1744-1812), the founder of the dynasty, and Gutlé Rothschild née Schnapper (1753-1849).
On the death of Mayer Amschel in 1812, Amschel Mayer succeeded as head of the bank at Frankfurt am Main, his brothers having been dispatched to set up banking houses in Paris, London, Naples, and Vienna.
He was ennobled as Amschel Mayer von Rothschild in 1817 and became a Freiherr (Baron) in 1822.
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