Haym Salomon – One of the most important people of the American Revolution

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I came across a fascinating story. The American Revolution was mostly financed by a Polish Jew. He raised and gave from his personal fortune about $8.8 billion to the Contential Army. He founded the first National Bank in the US.  Let’s sing about this unsung hero this July 4th. 

 

Haym Salomon, financier of the American RevolutionBorn April 7, 1740Leszno, Poland Died January 6, 1785 (aged 44)Philadelphia, Known for Prime financier of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.Religion JudaismHaym Salomon (also Solomon; April 7, 1740 – January 6, 1785) was a

Source: Haym Salomon – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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