Causes[ edit ] For centuries, Central Europe was split into large states and hundreds of tiny entitieseach maintaining its independence with the assistance of outside powers, particularly France. Austriathe personal territory of the Habsburg Emperors, was traditionally considered the leader of the German states, but Prussia was becoming increasingly powerful and by the late 18th century was ranked as one of the great powers of Europe. Afterthe German states were once again reorganized into a loose confederation: When Austria brought the dispute before the German Diet and also decided to convene the Diet of Holstein, Prussia declared that the Gastein Convention had thereby been nullified and invaded Holstein.
When the Empire was abolished inthe Elector chose to remain an Elector, with or without an Empire. Inhowever, the area was annexed to France.
When the Elector recovered it inhe preserved the previous title. This curious institution survived until the Elector, still without his Empire, chose the wrong side in and Hesse-Cassel was annexed by Prussia.
Earlier, one of the line, Frederick, ended up a King of Sweden, but with no issue, nothing came of it.
There are living heirs of this line today. Hesse turns up, curiously, in the history of the American Revolution, since Hessian troups were hired out to King George III and sent to fight against the colonists.
George Washington captured many of them at Trenton in Mayer found coins and other valuables for the Landgrave. A mythology grew up that when William had to flee Napoleon inhe entrusted his movable wealth to Mayer and his sons, who then returned it, with interest, when William returned insecuring the Elector's firm trust and patronage from then on.
This story would later be promoted by the Rothschilds themselves, but it was only partially true. William entrusted his wealth to many. This included Mayer, but not exclusively; and the Rothschild share was not even predominant. Instead, the real source of Rothschild hegemony began when Mayer sent his son Nathan to Britain, byto get more closely involved with the textile trade and business.
This meant that Nathan went to Manchester. Soon, however, both Mayer and Nathan began moving to banking and finance, which meant than Nathan relocated to London.
Eventually, the five sons of Mayer spread out across Europe, founding branch banking houses, with Salomon in Vienna, James in Paris, and, curiously, Carl in Naples, while Amschel, the eldest, stayed in Frankfurt after the death of Mayer in Naples now does not sound like a great financial capital, but in Carl followed Austrian armies, financed by the Rothschilds, who restored the Bourbons after a local uprising.
That actually reveals a lot about the nature of the Rothschild business.
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They may have been providing some start-up captial for entrepreneurs, but the major part of their practice was getting money for governments. Nolite confidere in principibus. Put not your trust in Princes.
In the Napoleonic period the services of the Rothschilds had included moving subsidies from Britain to her allies -- including money to the Duke of Wellington campaigning in Spain, which subsequently made the Duke a political ally until he failed to follow up Catholic with Jewish Emancipation -- but then afterwards it was almost all a matter of floating bonds and other instruments to finance governments.
This had always been a perilous business. The Emperor Charles V retired, had relied on bankers like the Fuggers of Augsburg, whom he nearly bankrupted; and Spain after Charles had defaulted on its debt in,anddespite all the silver of Mexico and Peru.
The success of the Rothschilds, dealing with governments from Britain to France to Russia, and everything in between, is testimony to their prudent judgment, and luck, although they certainly had some close calls, and many rivals.
One advantage was that the Five Houses of the Rothschild business, and the solidarity of the brothers, made for a mutually supporting structure.
What we might regard as the relative insignificance of Naples as a banking center is born out by the early demise of the house there, inshortly after the overthrow of the Bourbon kingdom and the unification of Italy A similar fate awaited the original Frankfurt house. While it was a coincidence that the Rothschild's derived from the Frankfurt Ghetto, Frankfurt was for a long time an important place in its own right, holding such a status as would have existed as the capital of the Holy Roman Empire shared with Regensburg, Casta Regina, where the Imperial Diet sat frombut passing to Bavaria inwhere Emperors were elected and, sometimes, installed -- although never residing there.
The Hall now holds 52 portraits, of all the Holy Roman Emperors from Charlemagne to Francis II, although these only date from the early 19th century, and their quality is uneven. GOETHE has described the uneasiness with which, in the days of his childhood, the burghers of his native Frankfort [sic] saw the walls of the Roman Hall covered with the portraits of Emperor after Emperor, till space was left for a few, at last for one.
And we might want to say that the "throne" mounted by the German Emperors was not exactly that of "Augustus" -- more like Charlemagne, at best -- and the portraits include no actual Romans. And Bryce adds in the footnote to this passage: The portraits, however, which one now sees in it, seem to be all or nearly all of them modern; and few have any merit as works of art.
The failure of German Republicanism, however, also meant the eclipse of the significance of Frankfurt. Once the new German Empire formed around Prussia, and Berlin became the center of govenment and finance, the Frankfurt Rothschild house was distant from the center of German events.
It was closed inleaving Rothschild banks in London, Paris, and Vienna. Curiously, while Frankfurt might have been revived as the Cold War capital of West Germany, the obscure site of Bonn was chosen instead, perhaps to facilitate a move back to Berlin at reunification, which is what happened.
Meanwhile, the Kaisersaal continues to host public events, rarely of national significance. Nathan's London bank began to become a factor in British politics. His son Lionel was elected to the British Parliament in but was not seated because he could not take the oath of office as a Christian.
It was not until that the House of Lords agreed that the Commons could decide on its own oath, which was altered so that Lionel could be seated. Benjamin Disraelihimself a converted Jew, welcomed Lionel as the first Jew to be seated in Parliament -- although others of Jewish ancestry, like Disraeli, had been seated.SUCCESSORS OF ROME: FRANCIA, Present.
Kings and Emperors of the Franks, France, Burgundy, Italy, and Germany. Introduction. After the collapse of the Western Roman Empire, and the occupation of much of Gaul by the Franks, Roman power never returned far enough to come into conflict with the Frankish kingdom (except, to an extent, in the South of Italy).
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1 The heads of state listed here are the first and last to hold each title over time. For more information, see individual Prussian state articles (links in above History section).
2 The position of Ministerpräsident was introduced in when Prussia was a Kingdom; the prime ministers shown here are the heads of the Prussian republic. This is an excellent book. There is a reason I only gave it 2 stars instead of the 5 I would have given.
Throughout the book the author uses French phrases, terms and . The union of Ducal Prussia with Brandenburg was fundamental to the rise of the Hohenzollern monarchy to the rank of a great power in Europe.
John Sigismund’s grandson Frederick William of Brandenburg, the Great Elector (reigned –88), obtained by military intervention in the Swedish-Polish War of –60 and by diplomacy at the Peace of Oliva () the ending of Poland’s suzerainty.
For some time, when Austria vied with Prussia to initiate unification, it was an open questions whether Austria or Prussia would dominate the new polity.