This Day in Jewish History 1710: The Banker Who Helped William of Orange Conquer England Dies

Elegantly, Francisco Suasso declined collateral for the loan: ‘If thou art victorious, I know thou wilt return them to me; art thou not victorious, I agree to having lost them’

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On April 22, 1710, Francisco Lopes Suasso, scion of one the wealthiest and most influential banking families of the Dutch Golden Age, died in the Hague, at the approximate age of 53.