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Who Is the Rothschild Family? What Is Their History? Does This Family Control the World? Are They Illuminati?

What does the Illuminati and the Rothschild name have in common.

When researching The Illuminati, one of the names that keeps recurring is that of the Rothschild family.

Who are the Rothschilds?

How did they become so powerful?

What do the Rothschilds have to do with the Illuminati?

Does the Rothschild family control the world through the Illuminati?

There are many people who think that the Illuminati was used by the Rothschild family to realize their ambition to a global financial domination.

Is this reality, or is it myth?

The answer may never be known for sure, but the facts can be studied and the individual can base their beliefs upon said facts. This article will provide a basic history of the Rothschild family, how they acquired their wealth and how their power has been distributed.

Although there is much more information concerning the Rothschilds, this article should present an early history and a basis to continue researching the truth concerning who actually controls the Governments of the world.


Some history on the Rothschild family.

Mayer Amschel Rothschild (1743-1812), was born in Frankfurt-on-the-Main in Germany, he was the son of Moses Amschel Bauer, who worked as a financier and a goldsmith.

The Rothschild name was originated from the Red Shield that was suspended over the entryway of their shop. The Red shield was an emblem of radical Jews within Eastern Europe.

Mayer Amschel Rothschild, worked at the Hanover Bank as a clerk a few years after his father's death. The Hanover Bank was owned and controlled by the Oppenheimers.

He achieved the stature of a junior partner in a bank founded by his father in 1750, he left the Hanover Bank to take possession of the business his father had founded. He was in the business of purchasing and selling rare coins, he was later very successful in obtaining many other coin dealers by purchasing their business.

In the year of 1769, Mayer Amschel Rothschild had become an agent for the court of Prince William IX of Hesse-Kassel. Prince William was the grandson of George II, he was also a cousin to George III, who was a nephew to the King of Denmark, and also a brother in law to the King of Sweden.

In a very short time Mayer Amschel Rothschild had become the intermediary for the largest Frankfurt bankers with names like the Bethmann Brothers, and Rueppell & Harnier.

Rothschild diversified his business to include antiques, wineries, and became an importer of manufactured goods from England, it was at this time that the Rothschild family began to accumulate an enormous fortune.

Rothschild History

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Prince William hands his wealth over to the Rothschild family!

Prince William acquired his father's wealth after his death in 1785, at the time this equated to the greatest accumulation of wealth in all of Europe.

A quantity of this wealth came from Great Britain. During the Revolutionary war in America Great Britain paid for around 17000 troops to stop the revolution. This money never found its way to the troops.

The Rothschilds covertly made loans to the government of Denmark in 1804, as a representative of Prince William.

Prince William was forced to flee to Denmark in 1806, Napoleon's troops were pressing their way through Germany. Prince William left his wealth in the care of Mayer Rothschild.

It is reported in history that Rothschild buried Williams records secretly, these records kept track of the complete record of William's wealth. It included a list of his debtors and the interest required of the debtors to repay. This totaled around 600,000 pounds or $3 million dollars. This was done to stop Napoleon from commandeering it.

Buderus von Carlhausen (Carl Buderus), was the official representative from the Treasury that was in charge of William's financial interests. He was given the power of attorney, he then proceeded to make Rothschild his primary banker. this made Rothschild responsible for the collection of the interest on all Royal loans.


Napoleon Failed!

Napoleon declared that any debts that were being paid to Prince William, were to be forwarded to the French Treasury, there was even a 25% commission offered on all debts that Napoleon would collect. The Rothschilds refused to comply.

Emerging conditions was soon to allow the Rothschilds to devise a plan that would assure them the complete control of European finances, with ambitions to control the world.

It started with gaining benefits from the aftermath of the Battle of Waterloo, the combat was fought at La-Belle-Alliance, which is seven miles to the south of Waterloo, Waterloo is on the outskirts of Brussels, Belgium.

It appeared early on in the battle that Napoleopn's forces seemed to be winning, and the first clendestine report that reached London correspended that this was indeed fact.

The result of the battle was reversed when reinforcements from Prussia led by Gebhard Blucher, arrived to secure the victory for Wellington.

Rothschild takes control of the British economy!

It was on a Sunday, the date was June 18,1815 Rothworth who was a messenger of Nathan Rothschild who was the controller of the London division of the family, was present on the battlefield of Waterloo.

Once Rothworth verified that Napoleon's forces were defeated, travelled by horse to Ostende. He then paid 2,000 Francs to have a sailor transport him to England across the volatile seas.

Once Nathan Rothschild obtained the delivery of the news on the 20th of June, he educated the government who did not have faith in his information.

So, with everyone believing Wellington to be defeated, Rothschild immediately began to sell all of his stock on the English Stock Market.

Everyone else followed his lead, and also began selling, causing stocks to plummet to practically nothing.

At the last minute, his agents secretly began buying up the stocks at rock-bottom prices.

On June 21, at 11 PM, Wellington's envoy, Major Henry Percy showed up at the War Office with his report that Napoleon had been crushed in a bitter eight hour battle, losing a third of his men.

This gave the Rothschild family complete control of the British economy, and forced England to set up a new Bank of England, which Nathan Rothschild controlled.


This was not the only approach used by the Rothschild family to benefit from the Battle of Waterloo.

Mayer Amschel Rothschild had some of Prince William's money sent to his son Nathan in London, where Nathan had the money invested in eight hundred thousand pounds of gold from the East India Company. He knew that the gold would be necessary to fund Wellington's peninsula campaign.

He was able to make profit four times from this:

First he made a profit when he sold Wellington's paper (which was purchased at half its value).

Second he made a profit from selling the gold to Wellington.

He made his third profit by buying the gold back from Wellington.

The fourth profit was made when he dispatched the gold to Portugal.

This was the creation of the enormous Rothschild fortune.

Once Napoleon had been defeated, Prince William came back to continue his rule. Buderus was given the title of Baron, and the Rothschild family had become the wealthiest bankers in all of Europe.

Rothschild family takes control of France!

France, trying to get its nation reestablished in 1817 obtained loans from a French banking entity in Ouvrard, the country also accepted loans from the Baring Brothers in London.

The Rothschild family realized the opportunity to gain control over the French economy. In October of 1818, the Rothschilds representatives began the purchase of enormous amounts of French government bonds. This caused the value of the French bonds to increase in value quickly.

It was on November the fifth that these bonds were disposed of on the open market. This generated a financial disaster as the value of the bonds immediately diminished. With this accomplished the Rothschilds had procured control of France.

Mayer Rothschild had instituted Banks in the countries of England, France, and Germany!

His sons were given the title of Barons of the Austrian Empire, they became established to resume and spread out.

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Amschel Mayer Rothschild (1773-1855), made a statement in 1883:

"Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws."

This Rothschild was in control of the Frankfurt branch of the bank. The name of the bank was M. A. Rothschild and Sons until it closed in 1901, after the passing of Mayer Karl and his brother, Wilhelm Karl, both of which were sons of Karl Mayer Rothschild.

Salomon Mayer Rothschild (1774-1855) controlled the bank located in Vienna, its name was S. M. Rothschild and Sons. The bank was closed under the Nazi occupation of World War II.

Nathan Mayer Rothschild (1777-1836), was quoted as saying:

"I care not what puppet is placed upon the throne of England to rule the Empire on which the sun never sets." The man who had command of the British money supply controlled the entire British Empire. The man who controls Britain's money supply controls the British Empire, and I control the British money supply."

Nathan Mayer Rothschild was the controller of the bank in London, England. The name of the bank was known as N. M. Rothschild and Sons, it has been located at the same location since 1809, at 2 New Court, St. Swithin's Lane in London, Located very close to the Bank of England and the Stock Exchange.

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The Rothschild Empire

Karl Mayer Rothschild (1788-1868) controlled the bank in Naples, Italy, the bank closed in 1861.

James Mayer Rothschild (1792-1868) was in charge of the bank in Paris, France the name was Messieurs de Rothschild Freres until 1967 when the name was changed to La Banque Rothschild.

This started the initial establishment of the House of Rothschild, which had control of over three hundred million dollars of wealth.

This began the investment by the Rothschilds across Europe in railroads, they also provided financing for both coal and ironworks. The acquisition of the Suez Canal was financed through the Rothschilds by their delving into oil exploration in Russia and the Sahara desert.

The family provided financing for the Russian Czars. They gave aid to Cecil Rhodes and his diamond monopoly. There was also assistance given to France to form their African empire.

The Rothschilds also gave financing to the Hapsburg Monarchs, even the Vatican was saved from bankruptcy through Rothschild money.

In the United States using their American and European agents, the family also provided funding for Rockefeller's Standard Oil, Carnegie Steel, and Harriman's Railroad.

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How the Empire continues!

It has been said that beginning in 1820 the age of the Rothschild empire began, the conclusion was that there was "only one power in Europe, and that is Rothschild."

The Rothschild treasure was assessed to be over two billion dollars by 1913.

When Mayer Rothschild perished on September 19, 1812, he made it very clear exactly what detailed directions were to be preserved by his descendants:

  • All critical positions were to be filled by family members, he also gave instructions that only male members of the family were to be immersed in the business part of the family. The elder son of the oldest son was to be appointed as the leader of the family, the exception being that the rest of the family agreed otherwise. This was the situation in 1812, when Nathan was selected as the head of the family.
  • The family was expected to intermarry with their own first and second cousins. This guaranteed that the wealth could be retained within the family. This also preserved the facade of a unified economic kingdom. As an example Mayer's son James (Jacob) Mayer was married to the daughter of another son, Salomon Mayer. Future generations found this rule to be of minor importance as they changed the families goals and entered marriages to others outside the family to merge the two family fortunes.
  • There was an order given by Mayer Rothschild that it would never be allowed to have

"any public inventory made by the courts, or otherwise, of my estate ... Also I forbid any legal action and any publication of the value of the inheritance."

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Rothschilds fund both sides of conflicts and wars.

Intelligence agencies from both American and British agencies have documents which provide evidence that the House of Rothschild, as well as other International financiers have provided funding to both sides of every war that has been waged, beginning with the American revolution.

The Financial investor Haym Salomon, who gave his support to the patriots throughout the American Revolution, afterward provided loans to James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe, was a representative of the Rothschild family.

As described earlier in this article, throughout the Napoleonic Wars, one offshoot of the family provided financing to Napoleon, while yet another branch of the family funded Great Britain, Germany among other nations.

The most audacious plot preceded the American Civil War.

The Rothschild family functions from within a region in the heart of London, England, this financial district is known by the names 'The City,' or the 'Square Mile.'

Every one of the major banks in Britain retain their main offices in "The City". There are also 385 foreign bank offices located there, 70 of these banks are American.

It is in "The City" that you can find the Bank of England, the Stock Exchange, Lloyd's of London, the Baltic Exchange (shipping contracts), Fleet Street (home of publishing and newspaper interests), the London Commodity Exchange (to trade coffee, rubber, sugar and wool), and the London Metal Exchange.

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What is "The City"?

It is in essence the financial center of the world!

Located on the Northern bank of the Thames river, it covers an area of around 677 acres or just about one square mile. It is easily the most wealthy square mile on the globe. It has been privileged with special Rights and Freedoms which has given them the opportunity to accomplish an evident level of Independence since 1911.

In the year 1215 King John gave the citizens of "The City" a Charter which has allowed them to elect a mayor annually, (known as the Lord Mayor). An institution that continues today.

There are many that believe that "The City" is in reality a Sovereign State, similar to the Vatican, and Washington D.C. Since the Bank of England was established in 1694,"The City" has risen to be the actual power of Britain's national affairs. The Prime Minister, the Cabinet, and Parliament is only a facade to conceal the true power of Britain.

It is rumored that when the queen of England visits "The City" she must submit to the authority of the Lord Mayor. The Lord Mayor has a committee of twelve to fourteen men under him, this committee is known as the Crown. "The Crown is a private owned corporation and is not subject to either the Queen or Parliament.

The Rothschild Family and the Illuminati!

The rumors of the Rothschild family being part of a larger conspiratorial organization known as the Illuminati, although it cannot be proven many believe it to be a fact.

The Illuminati did exist, but there is no proof of them still being in existence. There does appear to be a global entity whose members are the international financiers and bankers of the world. Due to the Rothschild legacy, it appears that an organization such as this would definitely contain the Rothschilds as members.

The elitists that are rumored to be part of this secret society would absolutely fall under the modus operandi of the Rothschild empire.

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Hendrika from Pretoria, South Africa on June 16, 2015:

I just read this again. It is amazing how money can rule the world.

Lee Cloak on March 11, 2015:

Very interesting and impressive read, full of great detail, thanks!

Hannah David Cini from Nottingham on March 08, 2015:

I knew very little about the family until reading this and I found it thoroughly educational and interesting. Thank you for sharing.

Suzie from Carson City on November 17, 2014:

Bytes.....I appreciate this serious education. Thank you for the thorough research done and excellent presentation. I'm fairly astounded, but grateful at being more informed.

It seems this vital info should be exposed in schools to give the youth a fair opportunity to learn some controversial facts. The more they know, the better alert and prepared they are to deal with the ways of the world.. UP+++

Diana L Pierce from Potter County, Pa. on November 15, 2014:

I can see much work went into finding all this information. It is well written and interesting. Voted up.

Emily Tack from USA on November 15, 2014:

Excellent read, and historically accurate.

Dip Mtra from World Citizen on November 15, 2014:

Very informative and well researched, though there seems to be some typo with the age of Mayer switching banks at the age of seven.

Merry Citarella from Oregon's Southern Coast on October 11, 2014:

A very interesting read. I'm very impressed with the research you have done for it too. That can be fun in itself. Thanks for sharing this.

Hendrika from Pretoria, South Africa on October 11, 2014:

WOW, this is quite scary. The Rothschild seem to be able to control all the finances. I wonder what will happen? At some point somewhere economies will have to change as capitalism will end somewhere, it is not sustainable. At some stage we will have to get an economic model that we cannot even envision today, how will they profit from that? Will be interesting to see, I am just not sure we will be around at the time.

toknowinfo on October 11, 2014:

This is such an interesting hub. I knew a little about the Illumanti and very little about the Rothschild Family. I appreciate you putting this together and look forward to reading more about this. Thanks for such an informative and intellectual article.

Nancy on September 26, 2014:

Another great information I learned from this hub. Thanks!

aram on January 15, 2014:

The Rothschild survived in a cut throat world were monarchs would kill their financiers and take over the wealth when it suited them. They made it impossible for the monarchy to do so. For suviving in such a world they are to respected. They didn't start the wars. The wars would have happened no matter what. They just funded it. The Governments of these 5 countries were dependent on them just as America is dependent on China today.

The French branch was nationalised and was restarted with just 1Million$ in capital and soon reemerged as a important corporation yet again. Today, people would just give up or cry about it on television or in court.

mo shaheen on April 16, 2013:

so what is the big deal, if they are lucky and work hard and smart

to make money so great.

people should learn from them how to make money and wish them luck

we should not judge cause we see the outside of people not the inside

Tumeke on March 24, 2013:

Its also known that Ex-Presidents were part of the Illuminatti, Bush, Clinton and god know's who else damn...

goldenprince13 on January 17, 2013:

Hi again, have written something that connects with the 'truth' movement etc, concerning the icke reptilians claims and how it was a diversion from the narcissistic parasite mind being socially engineered by the "controllers" who are the same, hence we are their mirrors.

enjoy, and thanks for the comment yesterday on my other hub.

goldenprince13 on January 16, 2013:

Thought ou might find my new article interesting, it comes from a more spiritual and at times social engineering outlook but it will maybe give you some interesting thoughts on what i speak of in it, i have linked this to it , as these are a family of interest to anyone who does their research on truth.

its here :

Muhammad Mashhood Qasmi on November 15, 2012:

We all need to be united to fight against these evil forces who control the world by their wealth amassed through fraud and conspiracies. They are murderer of millions of innocent people.

Emma from Houston TX on November 09, 2012:

That's Illuminati for you. Thanks for sharing.

pretty cool girl on September 08, 2012:

what does this have to do with tupac because i asked my older ister and she told me to search this

Reality Bytes (author) from Freeman On The Land United States of America. on August 17, 2012:

Chas Ambler, I believe you are correct!

"Since the Bank of England was established in 1694,"The City" has risen to be the actual power of Britain's national affairs."

Chas Ambler on August 17, 2012:

as far as I am aware the Bank of England was founded in 1694

fresh2def05 from Louisville, Ky on July 31, 2012:

Best hub I've read in a long time. Reality really does bite! Great information. Voted up and shared. Even though, this should've been taught to us years ago in high school.

Steve Andrews from Tenerife on July 23, 2012:

Thank you for posting that, Reality Bytes!

Reality Bytes (author) from Freeman On The Land United States of America. on July 23, 2012:

Green Bard, I have read some of your hubs on David de Rothschild. Excellent reading, if anyone would like to read some of the hubs concerning David de Rothschild, check out Bard of Ely's hubs.