Sir Thomas Gresham
(1519-1579)

Knight Bachelor (from 1559)

Died aged c. 60

Sir Thomas Gresham (c. 1519 – 21 November 1579), Thomas Gresham the Elder, was an English merchant and financier who acted on behalf of King Edward VI (1547-1553) and Edward's half-sisters, queens Mary I (1553-1558) and Elizabeth I (1558-1603). In 1565 Gresham founded the Royal Exchange in the City of London.

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In a house on this site lived Sir Thomas Gresham 1519-1579

International Finance Centre, Old Broad Street, London, United Kingdom where they lived