Heinrich Eduard von Lade
He was born in Geisenheim, located along the banks of the Rhine river, the son of a wine merchant. He worked as a banker and exporter in Hamburg and Paris, and by the age of 44 he had earned enough to retire.
In 1861 he built a private estate Monrepos in Geisenheim. There he dedicated himself to culturing fruit and wine, and established a school at the site to teach the art. He also built an observatory on the estate to pursue his interest in selenography, or mapping the Moon.
He commissioned the construction of a lunar globe with one side in physical relief and the other with hashed relief and the crater names. This globe is now a very rare collector's item.
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