Diego Marin

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Diego Marin was born in Coruna del Conde back in 1757.  I don’t have much to offer other than after the death of his father he became head of the household.  He worked in the fields tending his sheep while also working as an agricultural laborer.

Diego was also an inventor, one of them helped the functionality of watermills, another one which helped the process of threshing are just two examples.  Sadly, he died in 1799 at 44.

What you may not know about Diego Marin Aguiler.  On the night of May 1793 with the help of a blacksmith and one of his sisters placed a glider he had made on top of the castle Coruna del Conde and off he went.  He flew 5-6 feet off the ground for about 300-400 yards crossing the river Arandilla. Sad part about this is the inhabitants of the town believed he was a lunatic therefore burning his “demonic flapping-wing creation.  Therefore, no trace of the invention survived.  Until tomorrow keep a smile on your face, be courteous and pass it on

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce - Short Sale

Ahhhh...preceding the Wright Bros ....if he could see  what "gliders" have become today !

Dec 07, 2017 04:09 AM #1
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. Sometimes you pay a price for being ahead of your time! Enjoy your day!

Dec 07, 2017 04:10 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Sometimes you just don't get credit you deserve.

Dec 07, 2017 04:17 AM #3
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

There are those who create and then their are those that only get scared by it.

Dec 07, 2017 04:29 AM #4
Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Sr. Aguiler was a true visionary. I hope he is recognized in his homeland for his achievements.

Dec 07, 2017 04:32 AM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Wow, what an amazing feat.  Too bad the villagers were so backward.

Dec 07, 2017 04:35 AM #6
Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

It's always amazing to me to hear of those who dared to experiment and be different and those who were afraid of anything new and not the norm. Thank you for sharing this story.

Dec 07, 2017 05:45 AM #7
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Sounds like he was an adventurous man, too bad the people around him didn't share in his adventurous ways.

Dec 07, 2017 06:05 AM #8
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Times haven't changed that much. Folks are still afraid and threatened by things they don't understand.

Dec 07, 2017 06:24 AM #9
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Did he borrow the plans from Da'Vinci or Icarus?

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Dec 07, 2017 06:27 AM #10
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much for sharing this interesting history lesson.

Dec 07, 2017 07:25 AM #11
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - sad but true story about progress.  The airplane's time had not come.

Dec 07, 2017 08:50 AM #12
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

HI James Dray - I often wonder how people from other eras would see what we have become today. 

Dec 07, 2017 09:00 AM #13
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Great story, sound like a story of Greek Mythology.  Thanks for sharing another one of your specials historical moments. A

Dec 07, 2017 12:34 PM #14
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

It is unfortunate that ignorance makes people afraid. I am glad he had the ingenuity that he did to push the bounds of what was "known" at the time. Thanks for sharing!

Dec 07, 2017 05:35 PM #15
Mike Cooper
Cornerstone Business Group Inc - Winchester, VA
Your Winchester, VA Real Estate Sales Pro

Great story, James. I had no idea, which is typical when I drop by your blog, but I always enjoy learning something new. 

Dec 07, 2017 05:45 PM #16
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

Sometimes I feel at too many people look at the negative side and nobody looks at the positives of an ingenious idea. It still happening today James Dray 

Dec 07, 2017 09:53 PM #17
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