Jump to navigation Jump to search This article is about the merchant family of Augsburg. Claiming descent from the Byzantine general Belisarius, the family is known since the 13th century. The history fugger und Welser PDF the family can be traced back to the 13th century.
Begleitheft für das Fugger und Welsermuseum Augsburg
Later its members became widely known as prominent merchants. In the 15th and 16th centuries, branches of the family settled at Nuremberg and in Austria, respectively. Franz Welser, was renowned for her learning and beauty. She secretly married the Archduke Ferdinand, second son of the Emperor Ferdinand I.
He was a humanist, historian, publisher and from 1611 Bürgermeister of Augsburg. Welser was ennobled by the Emperor in 1532. The Augsburg main line became extinct in 1797, the Nuremberg branch in 1878. The Ulm branch, which became Imperial Barons in 1713, still exists. The Welsersche Familienstiftung, founded on 1 April 1539, still exists and has owned numerous castles in Germany.
Following the extinction of the more senior lines of the family, the Ulm branch became administrators of the foundation. Fernhandel, Familienbeziehungen und sozialer Status an der Wende vom Mittelalter zur Neuzeit, in: Wolfgang Jahn u. Katalog zur Ausstellung im Antonierhaus, Memmingen 12. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Welser. Nel 2016 il Consiglio Federale Bavarese ha innalzato Augsburg a città metropolitana Con 300. Augusto, si contende, con altre città tedesche, il titolo di più antica città della Germania.