Merchant-princes sentence example

merchant-princes
  • They were allowed to hold land and were encouraged to become - what their ubiquity qualified them to be - the merchant princes of Europe.
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  • The merchant princes and social leaders of the time are painted with elaborate show of luxury in the canvases of Copley.
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  • They were mostly representatives of the landed interests as well as merchant princes.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • Before this happened the "kings" of the chief trading stations - Akwa and Bell - were wealthy merchant princes.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • During the later middle ages the Servian mines brought in a large revenue to the merchant princes of Ragusa.
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  • On the streets of Spitalfields, some of the houses created by these merchant princes stand today.
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  • 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.
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