Meet the Fuggers: a blogpost on Europeana

Meet the Fuggers: a blogpost on Europeana

Fugger, Jakob Graf – Austrian National Library, Austria


Meet Jakob ‘the Rich’ Fugger and his family, creators of kings, shapers of cities, and catalysts of the Church’s schism, in the blog recently published on Europeana.

The Fuggers, a family of bankers and merchants, had significant influence over much of Europe’s economy in the 15th and 16th centuries. Their immense wealth, ammassed particularly from trading metals from Hungarian and Tyrolean mines, allowed them to quietly influence the most crucial social changes of the era.

Discover some stories about the Fuggers with the new blog

Explore a gallery about the Fuggers

This effort and blog are part of the project on a common European data space for cultural heritage, for supporting reuse of digital resources and capacity building in the area of digital transformation of the education and cultural sector.

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