The richest families in Florence in 1427 are still the richest families in Florence — Quartz

http://qz.com/694340/the-richest-families-in-florence-in-1427-are-still-the-richest-families-in-florence/

The richest families in Florence, Italy have had it good for a while—600 years to be precise.
That’s according to a recent study by two Italian economists, Guglielmo Barone and Sauro Mocetti, who after analyzing compared Florentine taxpayers way back in 1427 to those in 2011. Comparing the family wealth to those with the same surname today, they suggest the richest families in Florence 600 years ago remain the same now.

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