Roth·schild (rŏthchīld, rŏths-, rôth-, rôths-, rōtshĭlt′)
German family of bankers, including Mayer Amschal (1744-1812), who founded a bank at Frankfurt am Main. His sons, most notably Salomon Mayer (1774-1855) and Nathan Mayer (1777-1836), established branches of the bank throughout Europe.
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