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1. Wesseling, Leonoor Inger. The Gildemeesters: A family's strategies for commercial success and upwards social mobility during the 18th century.

Degree: 2019, Leiden University

This is a biography of several members of the Gildemeester family, who moved from the Netherlands to Portugal during the 18th century. In Lisbon, Daniel Gildemeester managed to get highly involved in the Brazilian diamond trade. At the same time family members were involved in the administration of the Dutch Nation in Portugal as consuls. The Gildemeester brothers acted as trading partners and were active in the Netherlands and Portugal. As a family, they managed to become commercially successful and rise on the Dutch and Portuguese social ladders. Advisors/Committee Members: Antunes, Catia (advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Economic History; Business History; Biography; Theory of Entrepreneurship; Lisbon; Diamond trade; Consul; Marquis of Pombal; Portugal; History of the Family

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APA (6th Edition):

Wesseling, L. I. (2019). The Gildemeesters: A family's strategies for commercial success and upwards social mobility during the 18th century. (Masters Thesis). Leiden University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1887/70309

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wesseling, Leonoor Inger. “The Gildemeesters: A family's strategies for commercial success and upwards social mobility during the 18th century.” 2019. Masters Thesis, Leiden University. Accessed January 29, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/1887/70309.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wesseling, Leonoor Inger. “The Gildemeesters: A family's strategies for commercial success and upwards social mobility during the 18th century.” 2019. Web. 29 Jan 2020.

Vancouver:

Wesseling LI. The Gildemeesters: A family's strategies for commercial success and upwards social mobility during the 18th century. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Leiden University; 2019. [cited 2020 Jan 29]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/70309.

Council of Science Editors:

Wesseling LI. The Gildemeesters: A family's strategies for commercial success and upwards social mobility during the 18th century. [Masters Thesis]. Leiden University; 2019. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/70309

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