Joseph Hambro

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Joseph Hambro
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Born 1780
Copenhagen, Denmark
Died 1840
London, England
Nationality Danish
Spouse(s) Marianne von Halle
Children Carl Joachim Hambro
Parent(s) Calmer Hambro
Thobe Levy
Relatives Wulf Levin von Halle (father-in-law)
Everard Hambro (grandson)

Joseph Hambro (4 November 1780 – 3 October 1840) was a Danish merchant, banker and political advisor.

Early life

Joseph Hambro was born in 1780 in Copenhagen, Denmark.[1] His father, Calmer Hambro, was a Jewish silk and textile merchant, who was born in Rendsburg.[1] At the age of 17, Hambro came to Hamburg where he received his education at Fürst, Haller & Co..


Hambro was a merchant and banker.[1] In 1800, he joined his father's bank and renamed it C. J. Hambro & Son.[1] Under his leadership, the bank gave loans to the Danish government from 1821 to 1827.[1]

Hambros Plads

In circa. 1930, he acquired Bodenhoffs Plads in Christianshavn, from then on known as Hambros Plads, establishing both a rice mill with Denmark's first steam engine, the country's first canned food factory and a bakery at the site.[2]

Hambro became an advisor to Johan Sigismund von Møsting, who served as the Danish Minister of Finance.[1]

Personal life

He was married to Marianne von Halle (1786–1838), the daughter of Wulf Levin von Halle, a merchant from Copenhagen.[1] They had a son, Carl Joachim Hambro, who moved to London, England, where he founded the Hambros Bank in 1839.[3]


He died in 1840 in London, where he had moved earlier that year.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Andrew St George, 'Hambro, Baron Carl Joachim (1807–1877)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 6 May 2015
  2. ^ "Hambros Plads" (in Danish). Retrieved 27 January 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Hambro". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 29 April 2011.

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