[LEAPSECS] princes

John Cowan cowan at ccil.org
Wed Oct 29 16:35:23 EDT 2008

Tony Finch scripsit:

> > That poster did not mention Machiavelli, but I think that's very much

> > the point.


> Perhaps because he predates clocks :-)

Actually not. Machiavelli's dates are 1469-1527, by which time mechanical
clocks were all over the place. The oldest surviving such clock in
Europe is that in Salisbury Cathedral, dated 1386.

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