Alexius Schniep
Alexius Schniep was probably born in Wiesensteig (near Ulm) and was the son of the instrument maker Ulrich Schniep. After his family moved to Munich in 1554, Alexius was trained by his father as a locksmith and a clock maker.

Like his father, Alexius also made sundials and the earliest known example dates from 1571. In 1583 Alexius moved to Vienna and he died there in 1613.

For instruments by Alexius Schniep, see:
   Inclining Dial, Signed by Alexius Schniep, Munich, Dated 1578 (Oxford, MHS)
   Vertical Disc Dial, Signed by Alexius Schniep, Vienna, circa 1600 (Oxford, MHS)


E. Zinner, Deutsche und Niederl?ndische astronomische Instrumente des 11. bis 18. Jahrhunderts (2nd ed., Munich, 1967), p. 522.

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