Hermann Weil

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Hermann Weil
Hermann Weil (c. 1910)
Born (1868-09-18)September 18, 1868
Steinsfurt, Germany
Died October 3, 1927(1927-10-03) (aged 59)
Frankfurt, Germany
Nationality Germany
Known for Grain trader
Institute for Social Research
Spouse(s) Rosa Weil
Children Felix Weil

Hermann Weil (18 September 1868 – 3 October 1927) was a German-Argentine businessman, who in the beginning of the 20th century was the biggest grain trader in the world. He was a patron of his hometown Steinsfurt in addition to the University of Frankfurt. He funded the Institute for Social Research which developed the Frankfurt School of Marxist thought and critical theory. He was the father of Felix Weil.[1]