Friedrich Thyssen

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

Family[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

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

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