Monday, April 20, 2009

The bank that had Christopher Columbus account

Banco di San Giorgio was the creator of:
- Government bonds;
- Double-entry book-keeping;
among many other things....
(a Giuseppe Felloni's bilingual book about the bank is available here for free)


mcgelligot said...

The bank could not have done well from the money in the account of Christopher Columbus as he was broke at the end of his life, much in the way of that South American hero, Simon Bolivar. Great men with tragic ends.

Carol said...

He is a great man but his time was not good at the end!!!
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