Moritz von Bethmann
The eldest son of Simon Moritz von Bethmann and Louise Friederike geb. Boode was only 15 years old when his father died. In 1833 he joined the management of the Bethmann brothers' banking house . Bethmann primarily promoted the construction of railways. In 1836 he founded the Taunus-Eisenbahn AG together with the Rothschild bank , in 1844 the Frankfurt-Hanauer Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft and the Kurhessische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Nordbahn-Gesellschaft . In the 1850s he participated a. a. at the Italian Central Railway , the Austrian State Railway and the Rhein-Nahe-Eisenbahn-Gesellschaft .
In 1863 he accommodated the participants of the Frankfurt Princely Congress in his garden house. Like his father, he was a generous patron and patron of Frankfurt's art and cultural life.
Bethmann, who was handicapped for his entire life by a hip problem, was married to Maria, geb. Freiin von Bose (1819–1882), with whom he had two sons and three daughters, including Simon Moritz , named after his grandfather , who later succeeded him as head of the Bethmann family.
- Wolfgang Klötzer (Hrsg.): Frankfurter Biographie . Personal history lexicon . First volume. A – L (= publications of the Frankfurt Historical Commission . Volume XIX , no. 1 ). Waldemar Kramer, Frankfurt am Main 1994, ISBN 3-7829-0444-3 .
- Ludwig Beutin: New German Biography (NDB). Volume 2, Duncker & Humblot, Berlin 1955, ISBN 3-428-00183-4 , p. 187 ( ). In:
|SURNAME||Bethmann, Moritz von|
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Bethmann, Philipp Heinrich Moritz Alexander von|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German banker|
|DATE OF BIRTH||October 8, 1811|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Frankfurt am Main|
|DATE OF DEATH||December 2, 1877|
|Place of death||Frankfurt am Main|