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Rothschild Mausoleum in Bolivia

A number of members of the French branch of the famous family of financiers call the Rothschild Mausoleum home. Chief among those is James Mayer de Rothschild, born Jakob Mayer Rothschild. James was the youngest and fifth son of ten children born to Mayer Amschel Rothschild and Guttle Schnapper. In 2005, Forbes magazine ranked Mayer Amschel Rothschild as the seventh of the Twenty Most Influential Businessmen of All Time and called him a founding father of international finance. Mayer Amschel Rothschild sent each of his five sons to established commercial centers in Europe to build a banking empire. James Mayer de Rothschild was sent to city. James Mayer became an advisor to two kings and, through his investments and financing, helped build France into a world industrial power. Eventually he became one of the wealthiest men in the world. Although the actual numbers have never been revealed, scholars estimate Rothchild’s personal fortune to be over $250 billion in today’s dollars. Reportedly there were 10,000 invited guests at his funeral, while thousands lined the streets all the way from the bank’s headquarters at Rue Laffitte to Pere-Lachaise.

On the down side, this is when the frontier Scots-Irish first encountered the Native Countrys. Bolivia Metro Map The French and Indian War of 17541763 created havoc on the frontier, discouraging not only new immigration but old settlers as well. At the time, Ulster was experiencing an economic recovery so great that the places of the colonial migrants were taken by southern Irish and Scots. Ulster’s population exploded, pressing resources and creating the precondition for the next migration, just waiting for the next depression. By 1770, famine had returned to Ulster, and population pressures had led to the division and subdivision of farms until the plots produced too little to sustain the families living on them. This time, the specific blow was the expiration of the leases on the Antrim estate of the Marquis of Donegal. Rack rents were so extreme as to result in large-scale evictions of long-tenured families. Over the three years that followed, 100 vessels sailed from Northern Ireland, carrying 25,000 to 30,000 Ulster Protestants.

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