A family of European financiers and bankers active since the eighteenth century. The Rothschilds had spectacular success in governmental finance in the nineteenth century, supporting, for example, the British against the French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. The family is spread through several nations to this day.
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The Rockefellers and Rothschilds have nothing on the new money elite in China, Singapore, and elsewhere in Asia.
But Gaddafi's veneer of softening, painted mostly through his son, Saif, friend to the Rothschilds and Benjamin Barber, failed.
The Rothschilds, too, own the Almaden quicksilver mine and others.Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison|Austin Biron Bidwell
If you had all the wealth of the Rothschilds and offered it to me to forego the reward I have worked for, I would say 'no!'Wild Margaret|Geraldine Fleming
There were four generations of Rothschilds, among whom there have been very able men.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
But we have just received, for that very day, an invitation to dine at the Rothschilds.A Chambermaid's Diary|Octave Mirbeau
The price is twenty-five thousand francs, payable at the house of the Rothschilds in Paris.'Avarice-Anger:|Eugne Sue