This 1900's Pewter German Souvenir Beaker / Tumbler stands 4 & 1/2" Tall and measures 3 & 1/8" across the Top and 2 1/2" across the bottom. It is highly detailed with embossed, Buildings, People etc. Everything on this Beaker is written in the German Language: around the top part: Gott spralh zum zweeiten licht aut "Erdea!" and around the bottom part: Gutenberg zum Typen - schopfer werden . Dalieker. ( It would fit right in with a Collection of German Steins ) A Statue of Strassburg 1434-1445 and a Statue of Mainz 1448-1468 and underneath in very tiny lettering is: Gestzlich Geschutzt. Building pictured: Hof zum Jungen. with Braus Haus ( below windows). A Crest / Shield with a Eagle above a Knight in Armor with an Eagle on his Shield and the words " Gutt Griif dir Kunst! There is a Banner with the engraved name of " Georg Engelamaunst " with A.S.A. underneath this name. The condition is great though the top is slightly out of round all in all it is in great condition. There is a Portrait of a Man pictured inside a wreath & a Cross: the dates 1400-1900 are in ribbons on either side with the name: Johannes. This is the following Bio: Johannes Kepler was born at 2:30 PM on December 27, 1571, in Weil der Stadt, Württemburg, in the Holy Roman Empire of German Nationality. He was a sickly child and his parents were poor. But his evident intelligence earned him a scholarship to the University of Tübingen to study for the Lutheran ministry. There he was introduced to the ideas of Copernicus and delighted in them. In 1596, while a mathematics teacher in Graz, he wrote the first outspoken defense of the Copernican system, the Mysterium Cosmographicum. Kepler's family was Lutheran and he adhered to the Augsburg Confession a defining document for Lutheranism. However, he did not adhere to the Lutheran position on the real presence and refused to sign the Formula of Concord. Because of his refusal he was excluded from the sacrament in the Lutheran church. This and his refusal to convert to Catholicism left him alienated by both the Lutherans and the Catholics. Thus he had no refuge during the Thirty-Years War.
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