Aloysius Lilius

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty AR LLC PB00068179

Aloysius Lilius was born in Calabria, Italy circa 1510. He studied medicine and astronomy in Naples. While I have no data to back up it is noted he worked for Earl Carafa as his physician. Now, to his astronomy he noted something about the new moons and therefore he wrote a manuscript about his observations that has not survived.

Sadly, he died before his findings and manuscripts was presented to Pope Gregory XIII. Aloysius his brother presented it to the Pope, in 1575 it was printed and circulated within the Roman Catholic world. It has survived to this day. For you see until then people widely used the Julian calendar. His basis became the Gregorian Calendar reform of 1582, the same calendar we use to this day. Until tomorrow keep that smile on your face, apply for a spot-on Jeopardy, who knows you may win. BTW I only charge a mere 10% royalty…..

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Good morning James. No Jeopardy for me. They ask tough questions! Enjoy your day!

Mar 18, 2018 04:43 AM #1
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, James Dray and how would we have survived without a calendar... who knew it originated in Italy....

Mar 18, 2018 04:56 AM #2
Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Well you can say it stood the test of time.

Mar 18, 2018 05:00 AM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Unfortunate that he dd not live to see how his contribution to the world was accepted ! 

Mar 18, 2018 05:02 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. Just 10% hey, seemsresonable to me. Enjoy the day.

Mar 18, 2018 05:16 AM #5
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

And here I thought it was a Google or Outlook calendar!

Well, 10% from here would not get you much money!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 18, 2018 05:33 AM #6
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

An amazing man indeed and I really like his name!  I hope that your weekend is being enjoyed my friend!  It makes me happy to see all of the love you are receiving in the Rain!

Mar 18, 2018 06:59 AM #7
Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtors, Philly Main Line

Never want to play Trivial Pursuit against you. How one man can change our world.

Mar 18, 2018 09:03 AM #8
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


The church I was raised in , the Russian Greek Orthodox, uses the Julian Calendar, and that means Easter is a week later  this year than what everyone else celebrates. Sometimes, it fall on the same day, and other times it is much later. As a child that meant 2 celebrations of everything including Christmas!  

The logic on Easter is that Christ died after Passover, and Easter has to be celebrate the "right" way.  This year Passover week and Easter week are simultaneous, so there you go....A

Mar 18, 2018 09:12 AM #9
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - I did not know that the Gregorian Calander was that new.  And I must say I read a great shout out to you from our friend Sheila Anderson !

Mar 18, 2018 10:05 AM #10
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

James- all of these things that we have at our hands today that make our life easier!   Where would we be without them. 

Mar 18, 2018 11:31 AM #11
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

WOW James, that's pretty big news.  Lucky for him and his brother that neither were burned at the stake and the manuscript burned alongside them.

Mar 18, 2018 12:10 PM #12
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®,CRS,
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

You have become my first period history professor James Dray 

Mar 18, 2018 08:22 PM #13
Carol Williams
U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business. - Wenatchee, WA
"Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services"

Hi James,
What I'd like to know is how Aloysius got his name. 

Mar 19, 2018 03:03 PM #14
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

I think you would do better at jeapordy than any of us. Your knowledge of historical people is impressive. Thank you for sharing. 

Mar 19, 2018 07:56 PM #15
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

You and Wayne Martin would win, hands down, James! Another great bit of history, James! 

I live and breathe by my calendar - can't imagine life without it. Now I know who to thank for it!

Mar 20, 2018 09:44 PM #16
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