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(vĕl`zər), German family of wealthy merchants and bankers at Augsburg. It reached the height of its prosperity under Bartholomäus Welser, 1488–1561, who had advanced large sums to Holy Roman Emperor Charles V. Unable to repay his debts, Charles granted (1528) virtual sovereignty over present Venezuela to his creditor, who sent out agents and had the territory explored. Charges (probably false) of oppressive administration brought a prolonged trial (1541–56); the Welser concession was revoked in 1556. A niece of Bartholomäus Welser, Philippine Welser, 1527–80, was famed for her beauty and erudition. She secretly married (1557) Archduke Ferdinand, second son of Holy Roman Emperor Ferdinand I.
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Philipp von Hutten (1505-1546) participo como capitan entre 1535 y 1538 en una exploracion a America financiada por la compania alemana de los Welser para la busqueda de oro.
Even more impressive is the diversity of the production and artistic staff, including guest conductor Franz Welser Most who hails from Austria and is now music director of the Cleveland Orchestra but who conducted the Vienna Philharmonic with which he has had a long relationship.
Bei insgesamt 530 Seiten Textumfang entfallen neun Fragmente mit 114 Seiten auf die Leitungsperiode Anton Welsers (1496-1518) und 30 Fragmente mit 416 Seiten auf die Zeit seines Nachfolgers Bartholomaus Welser (bis 1551) (xxvi).
Scheiner wrote several letters to his colleague Welser in which he denied that the spots were on the sun and claimed that they were 'wandering stars' passing in front of the sun.
Dave Baiocchi and William Welser IV, Confronting Space Debris: Strategies and Warnings from Comparable Examples Including Deepwater Horizon (Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 2010), 83.
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Marcus Welser died; a German scholar; a friend of Galileo who wrote on astronomy.
Visitors can explore the Lower Castle, containing arms and armour, the valuable art collection on the first floor, whilst in the Upper Castle paintings and sculptures can be viewed, as well as the bathroom of Philippine Welser, FerdinandOs wife, one of the few private bathrooms to have survived from the 16th Century.