Anton Fugger

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Anton Fugger
Anton fugger by hans maler.jpg
Portrait by Hans Maler
Born (1493-06-10)June 10, 1493
Died September 14, 1560(1560-09-14) (aged 67)
Spouse(s) Anna Augsburger (m. 1527)
Parents George Fugger
Regina Imhof
Relatives Jacob Fugger, uncle

Anton Fugger (June 10, 1493 – September 14, 1560) was a German merchant and member of the Fugger family. He was a nephew of Jacob Fugger.

Biography[edit]

Anton was the third and youngest son of George Fugger and Regina Imhof. He was born in Nuremberg on June 10, 1493. At his death on 30 December 1525, Jacob Fugger bequeathed to his nephew Anton Fugger company assets totaling 2,032,652 guilders.[1] He ran his uncle's business along with his brother Raymund and his cousin Hieronymus Fugger. As a result, he expanded trade to Buenos Aires, Mexico and the West Indies. He supported the Emperor Ferdinand I and Charles V. He was regarded as the "Prince of merchants". His greatest achievement was to set the course for the future of the Fugger family. He prepared the next generation of the family through arranged marriages of his sons and daughters with the nobility.

Marriage and issue[edit]

In 1527 he married Anna Augsburger.[1] They had four sons and six daughters.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Anton Fugger". Encyclopaedia Britannica. Retrieved 2008-08-12.