Merchant-princes Sentence Examples
They were allowed to hold land and were encouraged to become - what their ubiquity qualified them to be - the merchant princes of Europe.
The merchant princes and social leaders of the time are painted with elaborate show of luxury in the canvases of Copley.
They were mostly representatives of the landed interests as well as merchant princes.
Beginning his commercial career as a clerk in his patron's house, John Gladstone lived to become one of the merchant-princes of Liverpool, a baronet and a member of parliament.
In 1842 he became councillor of legation, and in 1847 Danish chargé d'affaires in the Hanse towns, where his intercourse with the merchant princes led to his marriage in 1848 with a wealthy heiress, Louise Victorine Rucker.Advertisement
Before this happened the "kings" of the chief trading stations - Akwa and Bell - were wealthy merchant princes.
On this square stands the Artusor Junker-hof (the merchant princes of the middle ages were in Germany styled Junker, squire), containing a hall richly decorated with wood carving and pictures, once used as a banqueting-room and now serving as the exchange.
In this work of accumulation Guarino and Filelfo, Aurispa and Poggio, took the chief part, aided by the wealth of Italian patricians, merchant-princes and despots, who were inspired by the sacred thirst for learning.
During the later middle ages the Servian mines brought in a large revenue to the merchant princes of Ragusa.
On the streets of Spitalfields, some of the houses created by these merchant princes stand today.Advertisement
After the expulsion of the duke of Athens in 1343, and the great plague of 1348, the Florentine proletariate rose up against the merchant princes.