Ballin, Albert

Ballin, Albert
   German shipping magnate. The son of a Danish Jew who settled in Hamburg and established a small passenger service, Ballin expanded the firm into the largest shipping company in Germany, called the Hamburg-America Line. It had four hundred vessels in its service. Ballin brought about the American-German shipping agreement of 1912 and became the kaiser’s consultant on economic affairs. He lost influence with the kaiser for his pacifist views and committed suicide after Germany’s defeat in World War I.

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  • BALLIN, ALBERT — (1857–1918), German shipping magnate. He was the 13th child of a Danish Jew who settled about 1830 in Hamburg, where he opened a wool dyeing shop. Later his father established an agency for shipping immigrants, which young Ballin expanded after… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ballin, Albert — (1857 1918)    Hamburg shipping magnate. After building up the steamship company that his father established, he took advantage of the opportunities afforded by the transatlantic passenger trade. From 1886 he transformed the Hamburg Amerika Line… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Albert Ballin — (* 15. August 1857 in Hamburg; † 9. November 1918 in Hamburg) war ein Hamburger Reeder und eine der bedeutendsten jüdischen Personen des deutschen Kaiserreiches. Er war Jude und deutscher Patriot zugleich. Ballin s …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Albert Ballin — Albert Ballin, conmemorado en una estampilla postal alemana de 1957. Albert Ballin (Hamburgo, 15 de agosto de 1857 ibídem, 9 de noviembre de 1918), fue un hombre de negocios alemán, empresario naviero que innovó el negocio del transporte marítimo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Ballin [2] — Ballin, Albert, Kaufmann, geb. 15. Aug. 1857 in Hamburg, widmete sich dem Handel, errang als Organisator namentlich des Zwischendeckgeschäfts der Carr Linie bedeutende Erfolge und trat Mitte der 1880er Jahre, als die Carr Linie von der Hamburg… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ballin — Ballin, Albert, Reeder, geb. 15. Aug. 1857 in Hamburg, 1900 Generaldirektor der Hamburg Amerika Linie …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Albert Ballin — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ballin. Albert Ballin Naissance 15 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Albert Ballin — (15 August 1857 9 November 1918) was a German businessman. He was born into a modest Jewish family of Hamburg with origins in Denmark. His father was part owner of an emigration agency that arranged passages to the United States, and when he died …   Wikipedia

  • Ballin — bezeichnet: einen Ortsteil der Gemeinde Lindetal im Landkreis Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, Mecklenburg Vorpommern, Deutschland die Gemeinde Baliny in Tschechien das US amerikanisches Bekleidungsunternehmen Ballin, siehe Ballin (Unternehmen) ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ballin — is or was a surname of several persons: *Ernst Hirsch Ballin, Dutch politician *Mabel Ballin, American motion picture actress *Albert Ballin, inventor of cruise ships …   Wikipedia

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