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The Naples house: history

C M de Rothschild & Figli, Naples

Carl von Rothschild (1788-1855) went to Naples in 1821, sent from the Frankfurt banking house to negotiate a loan to the Government of Ferdinand II. Remaining in the city, the Naples business established by Carl followed the pattern of the other banking houses, in the field of acceptance and exchange, complemented by successful trade in commodities, and interests in railways.

The last Rothschild House established in Europe was the first one to close. The unification of the kingdoms of Italy in 1860 saw the diminution of influence of Naples, and the maintenance of a Rothschild House in the city was no longer viable. C M de Rothschild & Figli ceased to trade in 1863.