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  1. Ja·kob II [yah-kawp] /ˈyɑ kɔp/, the Rich, 1459–1525, German financier, a member of a German family of bankers and merchants of the 14th to 17th centuries.
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Historical Examples of fugger

  • Those on the House of Fugger have been restored, and are very brave pictures.


    Charles Dudley Warner

  • Only a few months later came the war and Professor Fugger's eternal renunciation of porridge.

    Mortal Coils

    Aldous Huxley

  • But Fugger remained imperturbable, for he had fairly won the palace, and the Devil himself had no more power over it.

  • At Augsburg he was paid 3000 crowns for work done for the great Fugger family.

    The Venetian School of Painting

    Evelyn March Phillipps

  • One of its most interesting edifices is the Fugger Haus, of which the entire front is painted in fresco.

British Dictionary definitions for fugger


  1. a German family of merchants and bankers, prominent in 15th- and 16th-century Europe
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