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1803-1885 - Lauderdale Road (Maida Vale) Banking & Education & Jews & Italy & place: Livorno Financier and Jewish community leader Moses Haim Montefiore was born in Livorno on 24 October 1784 into a Jewish family. On his father’s side 1740-1816 - Great St Helens (Bishopsgate) Banking & Hatters & Jews & Trade & Italy & place: Ferrara Merchant and financier Benjamin D’Israeli, grandfather of Prime Minister D’Israeli, was born in Cento near Ferrara on 22 September 1730. He moved to 1562-1571 - Not traced Spies & Banking & Trade & Italy & place: Florence Banker and conspirator Roberto di Ridolfi was born in Florence on 18 November 1531 into an aristocratic dynasty. His family operated one of the 1605-1644 - Gracechurch Street (City of London) Banking & Finance & Italy Financier Philip Burlamachi was born in Sedan of Italian stock. Before settling in London around 1605, he had been active in the Netherlands. He 1513-1549 - Bishopsgate Street (City of London) Banking & Finance & Church History & Trade & Commerce & Wool & Textiles & Italy & place: Lucca Merchant and banker Antonio Buonvisi was born around 1470/5. He belonged to an ancient family of Lucca. His parents may have settled in England 1444-1454 - Lombard Street (City of London) Academies & Universities & Banking & Finance & Collections & Trade & Commerce & Wool & Textiles & Italy & place: Florence Merchant and banker Jacopo Salviati was born in 1417 in Florence, the third son of Alamanno Salviati, a prominent banker and politician. The family 1436-1439 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Finance & Trade & Commerce & Italy & place: San Miniato The powerful Borromeo family were merchants at San Miniato on the main trade route between Florence and Pisa around 1300. After a failed rebellion 1335-1345 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Finance & Trade & Commerce & Wool & Textiles & Italy & place: Florence The Florentine merchant-bank of Peruzzi came to prominence around 1275. Run by family members, it soon became one of Europe’s most efficient money 1306-1334 - Not traced Banking & Finance & Trade & Commerce & Italy & place: Genua Financier Antonio Pessagno was born around 1280 in Genoa. He married into the city’s powerful Fieschi merchant family. By 1306/7, he had settled in 1300-1345 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Finance & Trade & Commerce & Italy & place: Genua Members of the Bache family descended from Genoa, before setting up as merchants in London’s Lombard Street. For several decades two dealers, both 1299-1309 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Trade & Wool & Textiles & Italy & place: Florence Wool and cloth merchants Frescobaldi started off business in Bruges, before expanding into banking in their home city of Florence in the thirteenth 1290-1490 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Jews & Italy & place: Florence The first London goldsmiths were Jewish. They also acted as bankers and moneylenders, but medieval attitudes to usury were disapproving. In 1275, 1290-1346 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Trade & Italy & place: Florence The Compagnia dei Bardi was a Tuscan bank started by members of the Bardi dynasty. By 1310, they were the wealthiest family in Florence. They 1275-1294 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Trade & Wool & Textiles & Italy & place: Lucca By the thirteenth century, English monarchs were hampered by the failure of traditional revenues to meet their ever increasing expenses. Edward I 1711-1753 - Not traced Banking & Collections & Music & Politics & Italy & place: Florence Merchant, diplomat, and amateur harpsichordist Giovanni Giacomo Zamboni was born on 26 July 1683 in Florence. He began his career in as a merchant 1317-1321 - Lombard Street (City of London) Banking & Finance & Trade & Commerce & Italy & place: Florence Merchant and author Francesco di Balducci Pegolotti was born around 1280 into a Florentine family. He worked for the Compagnia dei Bardi, one of the