Lives of great men all remind us We can make our lives sublime, And, departing, leave behind us Footprints on the sands of time ; Footprints, that perhaps another, Sailing o'er life's solemn main, A forlorn and shipwrecked brother, Seeing, shall take heart again.
satya - Saturday, December 27, 2008 9:22:33 AM
Jakob Fugger the Rich
In 1520 Jakob Fugger, the Rich, built housing for the poor in the southern German city of Augsburg, Germany, with an annual rent of $1.23. That rent hasn't changed since then. The original settlement costing 10,000 guilders had 52 houses with 106 apartment units.
A steady stream of out-of-luck painters, printers and other laborers passed through these gates with their families
Franz Mozart, a brick layer and the great grand father of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived here in the late 17th century.