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Sir Thomas Gresham

Sir Thomas Gresham

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 21 Nov 1579 (aged 59–60)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Bishopsgate, City of London, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 12105 · View Source
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Businessman. Considered the greatest merchant of his day, financial agent to Queen Elizabeth 1st. Formulated 'Gresham's Law' on the dangers of false coin ("bad money drives out good"). Founded the Royal Exchange in 1570 which marked the beginning of the growth of London as a financial centre. The grasshopper which was part of his coat of arms still features in the heraldry of many City institutions.


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  • Added: 2 Sep 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12105
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir Thomas Gresham (1519–21 Nov 1579), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12105, citing St Helen Churchyard, Bishopsgate, City of London, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .