five Rothschild brothers set out from their Frankfurt home in the
early 19th century.|
beginnings, the five brothers founded banking houses, in Frankfurt,
London, Paris, Vienna and Naples. They achieved renown as the most
important - and most successful - bankers in the world.
Rothschild ventures have become the stuff of legend: the
funding of Wellington's armies, the Gold Rush, the Suez Canal, the
arrival of the railways and the quest for oil.