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Ja­kob Fug­ger (1459–1525) has be­en cal­led the ri­chest man in his­to­ry.

The fa­mi­ly crea­ted the world’s ol­dest so­ci­al hou­sing com­plex, the Fug­ge­rei, in 1521. It still pro­vi­des ho­mes for the “de­ser­ving poor” of Augs­burg.

The Fug­gers’ pro­per­ties in­clu­de cast­les and fo­rests ac­qui­red cen­tu­ries ago.

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