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Vinzenz Fettmilch, a pastrycook and burgher from Frankfurt am Main, was disgruntled as he had been denied a municipal office. In May 1614 Fettmilch and his followers stormed the town hall and held... [Item of the Day]
In 1469 we find reference already to a Tour de France among some journeymen, and Dijon was an  important stop on this tour of no prescribed route. Itinerant journeymen traveled to learn their trades... [Item of the Day]
In Venice the guilds marched in a huge procession for the new doge, Lorenzo Tiepolo, on 23 July 1268. For artisans, processions were opportunities to demonstrate craftsmanship and advertise... [Item of the Day]
The Amsterdam Realtors' Guild adopted new rules and prices on 8 January 1678. The Guild forbade its members from buying or producing goods themselves. Realtors had to remain intermediaries between... [Item of the Day]