Schiff, Jacob

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Schiff, Jacob Gender: M
Jakob Heinrich Schiff
born on 10 January 1847 at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 19°22' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°52 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 07°36'

Jacob Schiff


American banker, businessman, and philanthropist. He helped finance, among many other things, the Japanese military efforts against Tsarist Russia in the Russo-Japanese War.

Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Schiff migrated to the United States after the American civil war, and joined the firm Kuhn, Loeb & Co. From his base on Wall Street, he was the foremost Jewish leader from 1880 to 1920 in what later became known as the "Schiff era", grappling with all major Jewish issues and problems of the day, including the plight of Russian Jews under the Tsar, American and international anti-semitism, care of needy Jewish immigrants, and the rise of Zionism. He also became the director of many important corporations, including the National City Bank of New York, Equitable Life Assurance Society, Wells Fargo & Company, and the Union Pacific Railroad.

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Source Notes

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Scholfield pointed to the book Jacob H. Schiff: His Life and Letters which quotes in the preface from the Frankfurt birth registry.


  • Vocation : Business : Banker/ Financier
  • Vocation : Business : Entrepreneur