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[foo g-uh r] /ˈfʊg ər/
Jakob II
[yah-kawp] /ˈyɑ kɔp/ (Show IPA),
("the Rich") 1459–1525, German financier, a member of a German family of bankers and merchants of the 14th to 17th centuries. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The Fugger family, of Augsburg, tell us again that there is nothing new in the world.

    Germany and the Germans Price Collier
  • Only a few months later came the war and Professor Fugger's eternal renunciation of porridge.

    Mortal Coils Aldous Huxley
  • Nor was this all: the agent of the house of Fugger, who was then at Leipsic, was confronted with him.

  • But Fugger remained imperturbable, for he had fairly won the palace, and the Devil himself had no more power over it.

  • One of its most interesting edifices is the Fugger Haus, of which the entire front is painted in fresco.

  • At Augsburg he was paid 3000 crowns for work done for the great Fugger family.

    The Venetian School of Painting Evelyn March Phillipps
  • We did not, like Mr. Longfellow, make a midnight pilgrimage to Bishop Fugger's tomb; our visit was at high noon.

    Italian Days and Ways Anne Hollingsworth Wharton
  • He did not see how to escape conviction of failure, and so he sought to terrify Fugger by an exhibition of his Satanic wrath.

    Tyrol and its People Clive Holland
  • Those on the House of Fugger have been restored, and are very brave pictures.

    Saunterings Charles Dudley Warner
  • Why shouldn't there be color on the exterior, gold and painting, like the Fugger palaces in Augsburg, only on a great scale?

    The Golden House Charles Dudley Warner
British Dictionary definitions for Fugger


/German ˈfʊɡər/
a German family of merchants and bankers, prominent in 15th- and 16th-century Europe
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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