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Old 09-07-2012, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bhunter View Post
"A History of the European Economy, 1000-2000"
Francois Crouzet, 2001
Last Fall I did some business in Regensburg, Germany. It is one of the oldest cities in Germany and was settled by the Romans about 120 AD. The city is on the bank of the Danube River and was a big tracing hub for centuries. The Italians that lived there amassed some serious coin. One of the families, Thurn and Taxis, still has billions, although they made their money on postal routes, not trading.

If Princess Elisabeth von Thurn and Taxis ever asks for my hand I will tell her that with a little more sweet talking I might be had.

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