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Hermann Franz Matthias Mutzenbecher. Ein Hamburger Versicherungsunternehmer

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783937816524 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.4.20 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: Education
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The long-established family of the Mutzenbechers has repeatedly played an important role in the life of the Hanseatic city. One of the outstanding representatives of the family is Hermann Franz Matthias Mutzenbecher, donor of the Hamburg Scientific Foundation. Together with his younger brother Franz Ferdinand he headed the Mutzenbecher Group between 1901 and 1931, a group of companies which included Albingia Versicherungsgesellschaft. The insurance transactions that determined the life of H. F. M. Mutzenbecher are in their ups and downs a reflection of global history.

Stadt - Mann - Universität. Hamburg, Werner von Melle und ein Jahrhundert-Lebenswerk: Teil 1. Der Mann und die Stadt

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783943423426 Year: DOI: 10.15460/mfw.18.1.170 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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How to become a Hanseatic? What made someone a (Hamburg) Patriot? Why was it not possible for a high-shool graduate to study in Hamburg before 1918? How was it possible that catastrophes in the 19th century led to modernisation in Hamburg? This publications will answer to questions like these.Around 1850 Hamburg underwent radical changes. Werner von Melle, born in 1853, played an active and forming part in the history of the city as a solicitor, senator, and mayor. Being the first president of the Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung, he devoted himself to the foundation of the University of Hamburg.This first part of his biography deals with the complex relations between the man and the city.

Adolph Lewisohn. Kupfermagnat im "Goldenen Zeitalter"

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783943423044 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.13.135 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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"New York's most valuable vitizen" - this honorary title was given to Adolph Lewisohn. When he was born in Hamburg in 1849 as the son of Orthodox Jews and successful merchants, a career as a merchant was put in his cradle. In search of personal freedom he persuaded his strict father in 1867 to let him go to New York. The fact that Lewisohn, as an industrialist in the USA, will generate millions of euros in only twenty years' time would have seemed like a fairy tale to the young migrant. With dedication, foresight and flexibility he builds a copper empire. For four decades he then supports countless charitable projects with millions of euros. The Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung (Hamburg Scientific Society) also owes him one of the biggest donations it received when it was founded. This is the first biography of this exceptionally successful businessman, art collector and international philanthropist.

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Hamburg --- News York --- 19th century --- industry --- copper --- Adolph Lewisohn --- donor --- patron

Alfred Beit. Hamburger und Diamantenkönig

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783937816821 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.9.174 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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Alfred Beit (1853-1906) has been called a financial genius. When he went to South Africa in 1875, no one could imagine that the son of converted Hamburg Jews would soon become one of the richest men of his time - thanks to the diamonds of Kimberley and the gold of the Witwatersrand.As a co-founder of De Beers Ltd. and close friend of Cecil Rhodes, the charismatic promoter of British imperialism in southern Africa, Alfred Beit became one of the colonial fathers of Rhodesia. A British subject from 1898, he tried to mediate politically in the conflicts that developed between Germany and Britain with their respective empires, but failed to achieve a reconciliation between the two powers.Alfred Beit was himself a very prominent art collector and throughout his career he generously supported countless nonprofit-making institutions. TheHamburg Scientific Foundation itself owes its founding to one of his major donations. Beit's will passed on his wealth to a trust, which has financed development aid projects since 1906.This is the first comprehensive biography of this outstanding businessman, art collector and internationally active philanthropist.

Des engrenages à la chaîne : Les usines Citroën (1915-1935)

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ISBN: 9782729709877 DOI: 10.4000/books.pul.14048 Language: French
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Lyon
Subject: History
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Les membres des associations romaines : Le rang social des collegiati en Italie et en Gaules, sous le Haut-Empire

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ISBN: 9782728310166 DOI: 10.4000/books.efr.2048 Language: French
Publisher: Publications de l’École française de Rome
Subject: History
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Entre le début de notre ère et les années 260, l’appartenance à une association professionnelle, cultuelle ou funéraire a présidé à la définition du rang social de nombreux habitants de l’Italie et des Gaules romaines. Aussi ce livre porte-t-il au jour la place que les membres des associations romaines, les collegiati, occupaient dans leurs sociétés. L'appartenance à un collège faisait naître un sentiment de respectabilité, et permettait parfois d'acquérir un réel prestige. Cette respectabilité et ce prestige résultaient de l’insertion des associations dans les cités : le rang de collegiatus était de nature civique. L’association correspondait à l'un des groupes dans lesquels les collegiati nouaient des relations interpersonnelles, et l'interaction de ces multiples appartenances déterminait leur position sociale. Toutefois, le rang des collegiati, tel qu’il apparaît dans les sources disponibles, n'est pas une donnée objective. Il est au centre d'un discours épigraphique construit par les collegiati eux-mêmes. Les membres des associations se plaisaient à décrire leurs destinées comme des réussites. Cependant, leurs discours comportent des omissions, et des pans bien choisis du réel côtoient fréquemment l'exagération, la métaphore ou le fantasme.

Alfred Beit. The Hamburg Diamond King

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783943423013 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.9en.127 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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Alfred Beit (1853-1906) has been called a financial genius. When he went to South Africa in 1875, no one could imagine that the son of converted Hamburg Jews would soon become one of the richest men of his time - thanks to the diamonds of Kimberley and the gold of the Witwatersrand.As a co-founder of De Beers Ltd. and close friend of Cecil Rhodes, the charismatic promoter of British imperialism in southern Africa, Alfred Beit became one of the colonial fathers of Rhodesia. A British subject from 1898, he tried to mediate politically in the conflicts that developed between Germany and Britain with their respective empires, but failed to achieve a reconciliation between the two powers.Alfred Beit was himself a very prominent art collector and throughout his career he generously supported countless nonprofit-making institutions. TheHamburg Scientific Foundation itself owes its founding to one of his major donations. Beit's will passed on his wealth to a trust, which has financed development aid projects since 1906.This is the first comprehensive biography of this outstanding businessman, art collector and internationally active philanthropist.

Henry P. Newman. Hamburger Großkaufmann und Mäzen

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Book Series: Mäzene für Wissenschaft ISBN: 9783937816937 Year: DOI: 10.15460/HUP.MFW.12.126 Language: German
Publisher: Hamburg University Press
Subject: History
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Henry P. Newman loved fine arts: In the house of the Hamburg grain wholesaler who introduced revolutionary unloading techniques on his company quay, painters and poets were frequent guests. For many years the merchant banker assembled an extraordinary collection of exquisite paintings. Among them were works by French and German impressionists. When World War I broke out, Henry P. Newman donated the hospital train C1 and accompanied it to Bulgaria in the winter of 1915/16. Although being an educated art lover, Newman was also committed to science. He was a member of the first board of trustees of the Hamburg Scientific Foundation. This biography traces the life of this man, who - contrary to the prevailing self-conception of the Hanseatic merchant team - devoted himself to his profession with dedication and expert knowledge of art.

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