Zimmer, Louis

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Zimmer, Louis Gender: M
born on 8 September 1888 at 23:00 (= 11:00 PM )
Place Lier, Belgium, 51n08, 4e34
Timezone LST m4e21 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Michiels
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 16°39' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 23°25 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 05°31'

Portrait of Louis Zimmer 
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Louis Zimmer


Astronomical clock on Zimmer tower

Astronomer and clockmaker to the King of Belgium. Most notably in 1930 he built the Jubilee (or Centenary) Clock, which is displayed on the front of the Zimmer tower. The Zimmer tower (Dutch: Zimmertoren) is a tower in Lier, Belgium, also known as the Cornelius tower, that was originally a keep of Lier's fourteenth century city fortifications. In the museum near the tower in addition to many of Zimmer's other clock is the huge clock he constructed for the 1935 Brussels International Exposition. This is the clock was sent to the United States for the 1939 New York World's Fair. In June 1970 he was proclaimed Honorary Citizen of Lier. The asteroid Zimmer (№ 3064) was named after him in 1984. (from Wikipedia)

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  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical (clock maker)
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy