William Paterson

Banker, Author

1658 – 1719

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Who was William Paterson?

Sir William Paterson was a Scottish trader and banker. He was one of the founders of the Bank of England and was one of the main proponents of the catastrophic Darien scheme. Later he became an advocate of Union with England.

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Born
Apr 1, 1658
Dumfries and Galloway
Nationality
  • Scotland
Profession
Lived in
  • Dumfries and Galloway
Died
Jan 22, 1719

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on July 23, 2013

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