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Amschel Mayer Rothschild
(12 June 1773 – 6 December 1855) was a German Jewish banker of the Rothschild family
The Rothschild family , known as The House of Rothschild, or more simply as the Rothschilds, is a Jewish-German family that established European banking and finance houses starting in the late 18th century...
He was the second child and eldest son of Mayer Amschel Rothschild
Mayer Amschel Rothschild was the founder of the Rothschild family international banking dynasty that became the most successful business family in history. In 2005, he was ranked 7th on the Forbes magazine list of "The Twenty Most Influential Businessmen Of All Time"...
(1744–1812), the founder of the dynasty, and Gutlé Rothschild née Schnapper (1753-1849).
On the death of Mayer Amschel in 1812, Amschel Mayer succeeded as head of the bank at Frankfurt-am-Main, his brothers having been dispatched to set up banking houses in Paris, London, Naples and Vienna.
As Amschel Mayer died childless, the sons of his brothers (Anselm, son of Salomon, and Mayer Carl and Wilhelm Carl, sons of Carl) assumed responsibility for the business from 1855.1
He was ennobled as Amschel Mayer von Rothschild