Simon Moritz Bethmann (banker)

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Simon Moritz Bethmann

Simon Moritz Bethmann (* 1721 in Nassau ; † 1782 in Frankfurt am Main ) was a German merchant and banker .


Simon Moritz Bethmann was the youngest son of the Nassau bailiff of the same name, Simon Moritz Bethmann (1687–1725). He became a partner of his older brother Johann Philipp and together with him founded the later Bethmann-Bank in Frankfurt, which was born out of the inheritance of his maternal uncle Jakob Adami . In 1746 he received civil rights in the city where he stood out for his charity. Simon Moritz Bethmann died childless.


  • Claus Helbing: The Bethmanns. From the history of an old trading house in Frankfurt am Main . Gericke, Wiesbaden 1948.
  • Wilhelm Stricker:  Bethmann, Simon Moritz v. In: Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie (ADB). Volume 2, Duncker & Humblot, Leipzig 1875, pp. 574-576. (mainly through his nephew Simon Moritz von Bethmann)