Camillo Castiglioni, "Austrian Stinnes," went bankrupt. A few years ago he was a comparatively poor man, but through the depreciation of the crown he amassed a fortune reckoned in tens of millions of dollars.

He was the richest man in Central Europe and much beloved by the Viennese whom he assisted financially on sundry and odd occasions. He was also a patron of the arts and for some time supported the famed producer Max Reinhardt, for whom he built a theatre. So fond was he of appearing in the public limelight that he lived...

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