Peter Heniein

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Another history lesson from James Dray....



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Original content by James Dray PB00068179

Peter Heniein was born in Nuremberg, Germany back in 1485 to Peter and Barbara.  From what records, I could find is he apprenticed as a locksmith.  In 1504, he was involved in a brawl that left fellow locksmith Georg Glaser dead. Instead of fleeing he asked for asylum in the Franciscan Monastery in Nuremberg, which was granted.

While in the monastery he acquired knowledge of astronomy, mathematics and one other thing (we’ll get to that in a moment).  He was also an inventor, by 1509, he was a master in the city of Nuremberg locksmith guild.  He died in 1542 in Nuremberg.

What you may not know about Peter is that he invented the world’s first watch.  He is regarded as the first watchmaker in the history of timekeeping.  He also invented the first portable watch in history.  He called his watches “pomander”.  If you can find one, which I doubt, but stranger things have happened.  You may retire.  Okay Barbara Todaro, do your thing. 

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Posted by

Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200, Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Comments (9)

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

Good morning Roy. Caught this one by James and had to admit to being clueless. Enjoy your day.

Jul 23, 2020 04:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by James Dray

Jul 23, 2020 05:00 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good Afternoon Roy,

I did read this one by James Dray , and I rarely miss his posts.  This is a good one to reblog.  A

Jul 23, 2020 11:43 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Roy - I read James biography sketches every day. Sometimes some interesting facts are uncovered.

Jul 23, 2020 12:04 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Roy.

I'm saving a good one or two for Memorial Day.  Thank you sir for the re-blog, it is appreciated

Jul 24, 2020 02:15 AM