TIL one of the richest families in history was a German merchant dynasty, the Fuggers. One member, Jackob Fugger (d. 1525) ranks among the wealthiest men in modern history with $400 billion, 2% of Europe’s GDP. The name Fugger was originally rendered as, Fucker.

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  1. There is an area in Augsburg called the “Fuggerviertel”. It belongs to an 500 year old foundation founded by the Fugger. You can rent flats there for about 1 Dollar a month because it says in the foundation contracts that people who rent there shouldn’t pay more than x amount (of what ever the currency was at that time ). Inflation didn’t exist than.

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