History Lesson #1: Swabia


The little known administrative district of Swabia has played a crucial role in history.

Wikipedia notes:

Swabians have in former times been the target of many jokes and stories where they are depicted as excessively stingy, overly serious, prudish, or as simpletons, for instance in “The Seven Swabians”.

For over 400 hundred years this Frankish province was ruled by the self-loathing King Gunzo. One of Gunzo’s most important and far-reaching decisions was to appoint the first Rector of Pornography: John of Grab.

One of the greatest Swabians was Götz von Berlichingen.


Of his many accomplishments, he was the first robot:

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