Carl Klönne

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Carl Klönne (born May 26, 1850 in Solingen , † May 20, 1915 in Berlin ) was a German banker .

Klönne began his career at the Westfälische Bank in Bielefeld . In 1879 he became a board member of A. Schaaffhausen'schen Bankverein in Cologne .

He advanced to become one of the major financiers of the Rhenish-Westphalian heavy industry , especially as a close advisor to August Thyssen .

In 1900 he became a member of the Management Board of Deutsche Bank AG , of which he was a member until 1914. Through him, the bank also gained a foothold in West Germany, after having previously focused more on the electronics industry around Berlin. He also founded the cooperation between Deutsche Bank and Essen Credit-Anstalt .

He played a major role in the financing of the Thyssen Group , RWE AG , Gelsenkirchener Bergwerks-AG and the German-Luxembourgish Mining and Hütten-AG .


Web links

  • Biography on the website of the Historical Society of Deutsche Bank , last accessed on August 1, 2017