Fugger, Jakob II.
Fugger, Jakob (II.), "the Rich", b. Augsburg (Germany), March 6, 1459, d. Augsburg Dec. 30, 1525, merchant. Uncle of Anton Fugger; from 1485 headed the Fugger trading company in Innsbruck, which dominated mining operations and the trade of copper and silver in Tirol. He was Emperor Maximilian I´s financial backer and in 1519 financed the election of Emperor Karl V.
Literature: E. E. Unger, Die F. in Hall im Tirol, 1967.