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Author: KONTOGEORGIS DIMITRIOS
History of banks

Abbreviations:

ANIC: Arhivele Naţionale Istorice Centrale

DJAN Brăila: Direcţia Judeţeană a Arhivelor Naţionale Brăila

dos: dosar

MIC: Ministerul de Interne-Comunale

Mocanu, Portul Brăila: Emil Octavian Mocanu, Portul Brăila de la regimul de porto-franco la primul război mondial (1836-1914), Brăila: Muzeul Brăilei-Editura Istros, 2012

MOR: Monitorul Oficial Român

Table 1

Banks established in Brăila (1845-1914).

Name

Year

Capital

Shareholders

Sources

Banca Filemborică [1]

1846

10.000 Dutch talers

See table 2

Cojocaru, I. (ed.), Documente privitoare la economia Ţării Romîneşti 1800-1850, vol. II, Bucureşti, 1959, pp. 867-872. See also ANIC/MIC, dos. 126/1846, ff. 6r-v, 17r.

Banca Brăilei (Banque de Braila)

1873

4.000.000 francs

See table 3

Καταστατικόν της Τραπέζης Βραΐλας [Statutes of the Banque de Braila], Braila: Typografeion P.M. Pestemalgioglu.

Banca Eustathiadis-Karalis and C-ie [2]

1873

   

Σύλλογοι, 6 (2 March 1873), p. 24˙ 7 (9 March 1873), p. 28˙ 10 (31 March 1873), p. 40˙ Κωνσταντινούπολις, 1337 (28 March 1873), p. 1.

Banca Lazaris-Millas [3]

1880s, 1901

   

DJAN Brăila/Tribunal judeţului Brăila, dos. 16/1881, ff. 1r-6r˙ MOR, 154 (10/22 October 1890), p. 3615 and 155 (11/23 October 1890), p. 3620.

Creditul Belgo-Român

1899

2.500.000 lei

See table 4.

Statutele Creditului Belgo-Român, Brăila: Tipo-Lith. P.M. Pestemalgioglu, 1899˙ Mocanu, Portul Brăila, p. 422.

Banca Portului

1911

20.000 lei

See table 5.

Mocanu, Portul Brăila, p. 422-423˙ DJAN Brăila Tribunal-Secţia I, dos. 189/1911, ff. 4-11.

Banca Danubiană

1912

500.000 lei

See table 6.

Mocanu, Portul Brăila, p. 423˙ DJAN Brăila Tribunal-Secţia I, dos. 28/1912, f. 27.

Table 2:

Shareholders of the Banca Filemborică (1845-1846)

Nr.

Name

Shares

1

Βοσκόβ Γ.

8

2

Ιωβανάκης Ιακώβ Ν.

8

3

Ξανθός Αναστάσιος

3

4

Παππάζογλους Ιωάννης Χ.

3

5

Πανάς Κωνσταντίνος

3

6

Armelin Nicolo

4

7

Περδικίδης Η.

3

8

Δενδρινός Δ.

3

9

Κάλφογλους Χρ.

4

10

Παππάζογλους Κ. Πράσης

2

11

Tullier

2

12

Λουκόπουλος Π.

2

13

Κωσταντινοπουλος Β.

2

14

Φιλίτης Πέτρος

2

15

Πιτζιπιός Δ.

2

16

Καρούσος Δ.

3

17

Μησιρλή Διαμαντής

4

18

Μπενλής Β.

2

19

Κωσταντουλάκης Π.Φ.

2

20

Καράλης Στέφανος Ν.

2

22

Μαυρήκης Ρόκος

2

21

Τζιαβίδης Γεώργιος

4

22

Σέρρος Ιω.

2

23

Σερδάρης Ζάρκας Χαρ.

4

24

Ν. Μπαλαζέσκος

2

25

Ν. Νεγροπόντης

2

26

Χρ. Πεταλάς

4

27

Γ. Λεμονής

4

28

Γ. Νικολόπουλος

3

29

Ιω. Φαράγγας

4

30

G. Marzikich

3

31

Θ. Μπαστάκης

2

32

Δ. Καβαδίας

3

33

Ἀριστοτέλης Δι(ε)βάνης

2

34

Βασίλειος Σκούλλης

2

Source: ANIC/MIC, dos. 126/1846, ff. 6r-v, 17r.

Note: The orthography of the names has been retained.

Table 3:

Founding shareholders of the Banca Brăilei/Banque de Braila (1873)

Nr.

Signatory

Business firm

Company headquarters

Number of shares

1

Ροδοκανάκης Μ.Σ.

Σεκιάρη, Ροδοκανάκη και Σ-α

Braila

1.200

2

Tapponnier A.

Société Financière de Roumanie

Bucharest

1.200

3

Allatini Salomon

 

Marseilles

1.200

4

Ράλλης Α.Α.

 

London

1.200

5

Σκυλίτσης Θεόδωρος Ε.

Αργέντη, Σκυλίτση και Σ-α

London

500

6

Poumay Jacques

 

Bucharest

500

7

Manoach Hilel frères

 

Bucharest

400

8

Πασπάτης Νικόλαος Γ.

 

Liverpool

375

9

Ευγενίδης-Barker

Société Ottomane de Change et des Valeurs

Constantinople

250

10

S. Halfon & Jils

 

Bucharest

250

11

Ν. Γερμάνη και υιών

 

Bucharest

250

12

Elias A.H. frères

 

Bucharest

250

13

Νεγρεπόντης, Τ.Ι.

 

Bucharest

250

14

Ioannide Stefan

 

Bucharest

250

15

Ζερλέντης Αχιλλεύς Λ.

Λ. Ζερλέντη Υϊοί

Bucharest

250

16

Γαλάτης Λ.Σ.

Γαλάτη και Σ-α

Liverpool

250

17

Σαλβάγος Κ.Μ.

Γ.Π. Ψύχας και Σ-α

Liverpool

150

18

Ράλλης Α.Ε.

Α. καὶ Μ. Ράλλη

Liverpool

150

19

Cohen Marco

 

Braila

150

20

Εμπειρίκος, Λεωνίδας Κ.

 

Braila

150

21

Ράλλης, Κ.Μ.

Ράλλης και Ψύχα

Liverpool

125

22

Ψύχας Γεώργιος

 

Liverpool

100

23

Manoach I.I.

 

Bucharest

100

24

Ροδοκανάκη Agnese & Σ-α

 

Braila

100

25

Νικολαΐδης Κωνσταντίνος

 

Braila

100

26

Budesco Georges

 

Braila

100

27

Ροΐδης Νικόλαος Δ.

 

Galatz

100

       

10.000

Source: Καταστατικόν της Τραπέζης Βραΐλας [Statutes of the Banque de Braila], Braila: Typografeion P.M. Pestemalgioglu, p. 2.

Note: The orthography of the names has been retained.

Table 4:

Shareholders of the Creditul Belgo-Român (1899)

Nr.

Name

Capital (lei)

1

Bach Angelo

150.000

2

Mendl Victor B.

100.000

3

Kirschen Moritz

75.000

4

Zamfirescu Z.C.

50.000

5

Youghaperian Byzant

20.000

6

Sassu I.G.

8.000

Note: The rest of the founding shareholders were mainly entrepreneurs from Belgium (Frederich van den Abeele, Gustav Snocck.

Source: Mocanu, Emil Octavian, Portul Brăila de la regimul de porto-franco la primul război mondial (1836-1914), Brăila: Muzeul Brăilei-Editura Istros, 2012, p. 422.

Table 5:

Founding shareholders of the Banca Portului (1911)

Nr.

Name

Profession

1

Calantzis A.

Grain merchant

2

Cicei Grig. N.

Grain merchant

3

Eremie Ion

Grain merchant

4

Pincas Iosef

Grain merchant

5

Sachs Richard

Grain merchant

6

Salmanowitz I.

Grain merchant

7

Draculis P.

Ship-owner

8

Embiricos A.

Ship-owner

9

Lobl Iosef

Ship-owner

10

Mendl Alfred B.

Ship-owner

Source: Mocanu, Emil Octavian, Portul Brăila de la regimul de porto-franco la primul război mondial (1836-1914), Brăila: Muzeul Brăilei-Editura Istros, 2012, pp. 422-423.

Table 6:

Main shareholders of the Banca Danubiană (1914)

Nr.

Name

Capital (lei)

1

Filotti Nestor

80.000

2

Sassu I.G.

80.000

3

Gheorghiu Ion

50.000

Source: Mocanu, Emil Octavian, Portul Brăila de la regimul de porto-franco la primul război mondial (1836-1914), Brăila: Muzeul Brăilei-Editura Istros, 2012, pp. 423.

 


 [1]Approved by the government on March 30th, 1846.

 [2]This bank was probably branch of a Greek bank from Constantinople.

 [3]During the 1880s the bank (“Brothers Lazaris”) was under the ownership and administration of the brothers Ilias and Petros G. Lazaris, initially with the cooperation of the merchant and industrialist Ioannis Millas. In 1890 (1 October) it was liquidated, and Ilias G. Lazaris founded a bureau de change (casa de schimb), while in 1901 the Bank was re-established.


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