Friedrich Thyssen

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Johann Friedrich Thyssen (Aachen, 1 October 1804 – Eschweiler, 25 May 1877) was a German banker and patriarch of the Thyssen family dynasty.


He was the son of Nikolaus Thyssen and wife Christine Nellessen. His family had settled in the rural Aachen in the 18th century. He married in Aachen on 1 October 1838 his cousin Katharina Thyssen.


He was the beginner of the Thyssen fortune and the father of August Thyssen and Joseph Thyssen, both of whom joined his bank.

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