[ (rawths-cheyeldz, rawth-cheyeldz, roht-shilts) ]

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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How to use Rothschilds in a sentence

  • The Rockefellers and Rothschilds have nothing on the new money elite in China, Singapore, and elsewhere in Asia.

    Gatsby in Asia | Ross Perlin | June 29, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • It would be as absurd to accuse me of anti-Semitism for alluding to the fact that the Rothschilds or Warburgs were Jews.

  • But Gaddafi's veneer of softening, painted mostly through his son, Saif, friend to the Rothschilds and Benjamin Barber, failed.

    The Gaddafi Exit Strategy | Eliza Griswold | August 22, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • And to hear these creatures talk, why, you'd think they were Astors or Rothschilds.

    Devil's Ford | Bret Harte
  • This city is the original home of the Rothschilds, the great bankers, upon whom even princes wait—when they are short of money.

    Down the Rhine | Oliver Optic
  • The Hohenzollern are as unique in the history of royalty as the Rothschilds are unique in the history of finance.

  • They say the Rothschilds can not tell how much they are worth; and that is just my case.

  • I don't think I ever met a richer man; he was richer than the whole family of the Rothschilds; he wanted scarcely anything.

    The Book of the Bush | George Dunderdale