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William de la Founte

William de la FounteBiography, British trader

British trader
William de la Founte
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Intro British trader
Is Merchant Slave trader
From United Kingdom
Type Business
Gender male
Death 1495
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Biography

William de la Founte (died 1495) was a Bristol merchant who became one of the first English entrepreneurs to profit from the slave trade.
de la Founte had established his business interests in Lisbon and from 1480 also in Huelva, Andalusia. He participated in the trafficking of slaves to the soap industry in Lower Andalusia.
de la Founte provided surety for Wiliam Weston in 1490.

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