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1932-1992 Sloane Square (Chelsea) Design & Trade & Wool & Swiss & place: Amriswil Textile designer Marianne Straub was born on 23 September 1909 in Amriswil, Thurgau. Her father was a textile merchant. At fifteen she decided to 1451-1490 Coleman Street (City of London) Church History & Royalty & Wool & Textiles & Italy & Place: Lucca Wool and silk dealer Carlo Gigli was born in Lucca. His business flourished and he was admitted as a member of the prestigious confraternity of Our 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 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 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 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