“The Richest Man Who Ever Lived” by Greg Steinmetz

the-richest-man-who-ever-lived-9781451688559_hrI’ve always wondered why some historical figures attract so much attention from biographers, whereas others who had accomplished just as much languish in obscurity. Artists like Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 – 1564) have been the subject several exhaustive biographies and even feature films. Millions of tourists flock to the Vatican each year to view the Sistine Chapel. By contrast, Jacob Fugger (1459 – 1525), arguably the richest private individual who ever lived, remains unknown to all but the most dedicated history buffs. There has not been a major English-language biography about him in over 80 years. Continue reading ““The Richest Man Who Ever Lived” by Greg Steinmetz”

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