Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky
Prussian merchant, art dealer and diplomatDied when: 64 years 261 days (776 months)
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Johann Ernst Gotzkowsky (21 November 1710 – 9 August 1775) was a Prussian merchant with a successful trade in trinkets, silk, taft, porcelain, grain and bills of exchange.
Moreover, he acted as a diplomat and important art dealer.His paintings formed the basis and the beginning of the collection in the Hermitage Museum.
Gotzkowsky died impoverished with leaving of an autobiography: Geschichte eines patriotischen Kaufmanns (1768), with a French translation and three reprints in the 18th century.