Hermann Weil

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Hermann Weil
Hermann Weil (c. 1910)
Born(1868-09-18)September 18, 1868
DiedOctober 3, 1927(1927-10-03) (aged 59)
Known forGrain trader
Institute for Social Research
Spouse(s)Rosa Weil
ChildrenFelix 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]