Family of German financiers who exerted great economic and political influence in the 1400s and 1500s. Founded by Johannes (1348-1409), the family business was greatly expanded by his son Jakob (died 1469).
18 (1897); Schulte, Fugger in Rom (1904); Kalkoff, Luthers romischer Prozess (1906).
One of its most interesting edifices is the Fugger Haus, of which the entire front is painted in fresco.
The "Fuggerei," built in 1519 by the brothers Fugger, is a miniature town, with six streets or alleys, three gates and a church, and consists of a hundred and six small houses let to indigent Roman Catholic citizens at a nominal rent.
Schulte, Die Fugger in Rom 1495-1523, mit Studien zur Gesch.