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Martin Helwig

Martin Helwig was a German cartographer of and from Silesia and pedagogue. He was died in Breslau, Holy Roman Empire. A former pupil of an eminent German scholar and educationist Valentin Friedland, Martin Helwig went on to study at the University of Wittenberg, where as a student of Martin Luther and Philip Melanchthon he earned the academic degree of Magister. In 1552, he became Rector of St. Maria Magdalena School in Breslau. Proficient in mathematics and geography as well as classical languages, he produced the first woodcut map of Silesia made on the basis of surveys and data collected from local inhabitants, which he published in 1561 under the title "Silesiae Typus", dedicated to Nicolaus II. Rehdiger, a wealthy Silesian merchant, philanthropist and patron of the principality of Breslau who sponsored the map. Martin Helwig's map went on to receive acclaim in a public writing by Caspar Peucer, an eminent German scholar at the University of Wittenberg, was republished in several versions of Abraham Ortelius's pioneering world atlas, "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".

The first map of Silesia by Martin Helwig constituted until the middle of the 18th century the main model and source of information for the cartographical presentation of this region of Europe on the maps of the most famous cartographers and publishers of those times. Martin Helwig in the German National Library catalogue "Martin Helwig", Allgemeine Deutsche Biographie, 11, Leipzig: Duncker & Humblot, 1880, pp. 718– "Entry". Zedlers Universallexikon. 12. P. 687. Breslau, Germany map c 1600

Walter Warner

Walter Warner was an English mathematician and scientist. He was born in Leicestershire and educated at Merton College, graduating B. A. in 1578. At the end of the sixteenth century he belonged to the circle round Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland, the'Wizard Earl'; the Earl's ` three magi' were Thomas Harriot and Robert Hues. Percy paid Warner a retainer to help him with alchemical experiments, he belonged to the overlapping group around Sir Walter Ralegh. At this time he was known for chemical and medical interests, it has been argued by Jean Jacquot that this group of experimental researchers, sponsored by Percy and Ralegh, represents the transitional moment from the still-magical theories of Giordano Bruno to real science. He may have been associated with Christopher Marlowe's study group on religion, branded atheists, but confusion is possible here with William Warner. After Henry Percy's death, he was supported by Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland, Sir Thomas Aylesbury. Warner edited Harriot's Artis Analyticae Praxis in 1631.

He met Thomas Hobbes through Sir Charles Cavendish. Warner was a friend of Robert Payne, chaplain to Cavendish. In 1634 Warner and Hobbes discussed refraction; this acquaintance was brought up against Hobbes in the Hobbes-Wallis controversy. With John Pell he computed the first table of antilogarithms in the 1630s. John Aubrey, relying on Pell's testimony, states that Warner had claimed to have anticipated William Harvey's discovery of the circulation of the blood, that Harvey must have heard of it through a Mr Prothero. Pell mentioned that Warner had been born without a left hand. Warner was unpublished in his lifetime, but well known, in particular to Marin Mersenne who published some of his optical work in Universae geometriae, he was an atomist, a believer in an infinite universe. He was both a theoretical and practical chemist, wrote psychological works based on Bruno and Lullism. Many manuscripts of his survive, show eclectic interests; some of Warner's papers ended up in the Pell manuscripts collected by Richard Busby.

George John Gray, writing in the Dictionary of National Biography, states that the table of 11-figure antilogarithms published by James Dodson was believed to have passed to Herbert Thorndike, to Busby.

Eric "Red Mouth" Gebhardt

Eric "Red Mouth" Gebhardt is an American singer-songwriter, from Alabama who plays a blend of southern music that blends blues, broken-hearted honky tonk, Stonesy rock and roll, with gospel music. Blues In London described his sound as: "a joyfully chaotic reworking of the common sources... identifiably adhering to bluesey, folky, forms but happy to accept a loose interpretation of the detail... a great blend of sasparila americana styles pulled together without meandering to'authenticity', played with a wit and verve that honour it's antecedents whilst managing a contemporary freshness." Gebhardt started in a band dubbed The Throwaways who still perform every so around the north Alabama area. The band's most notable achievement was a one-off release with High Society Records, an independent record label in Hamburg, Germany; the record did well in Europe. The label folded shortly after. Following the disappointment, Gebhardt moved to Orlando and formed The Studdogs with Dickie Evans and Jeremy Talcott.

Gebhardt stayed with the group for five years. The band was signed by Orange Recordings in Los Angeles and toured all over the country, sharing bills with the Demolition Doll Rods, the Porch Ghouls, Bob Log III, the Immortal Lee County Killers, his songwriting however started to out-grow the sleazy blues rock of the Studdogs, Gebhardt left the band to pursue a solo career. This growing interest in songwriting brought Gebhardt back to Florence, Biloxi, where his delta blues-influenced solo acoustic performances earned him the bluesman nickname "Red Mouth." He spent some time duking it out in the juke joints of the area, but his desire to always move on has sent him out on the road searching for new places to play. In 2005, Red Mouth released his solo debut Blues $1.49/lb which scored critical favor in the underground American circuits, garnering special attention in the United Kingdom. Blues In London loved the album so much that they appointed Gebhardt as their own personal "man in the States."

He can be found writing articles on underground American blues artists, documenting the rigors of life on the road, reviewing records. He's been described by Joe Mauceri of the Dictator Monthly as "the bastard rebel child of Lou Reed." In 2010, Redmouth performed in Switzerland at the 1st Annual Blues Rules Festival. This was a two-day concert featuring acts from around the United States. Red Mouth's official site The Studdogs @ Orange Recordings Blues In London's official site Wbrianmartin.com