Isaac and Josias Habrecht

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Isaac Habrecht (1608)

Isaac (1544–1620) and Josias (1552–1575) Habrecht were two clockmaker brothers from Schaffhausen, Switzerland.

They were hired to build the second astronomical clock in Strasbourg between 1571 and 1574, its design being created by Christian Herlin and later his pupil Conrad Dasypodius.

Josias and Isaac were two sons of the clockmaker Joachim Habrecht who built the astronomical clock in Schaffhausen.

Joachim Habrecht[edit]

Joachim has also built a clock in Solothurn.

Isaac Habrecht[edit]

Born 23 February 1544 in Schaffhausen, he died 11 November 1620 in Strasbourg. In 1566 he married Anna Rueger. In 1586 he married Margarete Beck.

Josias Habrecht[edit]

Brother of Isaac Habrecht.


  • Bach, Henri; Rieb, Jean-Pierre & Wilhelm, Robert; Les trois horloges astronomiques de la cathédrale de Strasbourg, 1992.
  • Habrecht ancestors in Isabelle Pintart's family.
  • Isaak Habrecht in German, French and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland.
  • Scheck, Peter; "Die Uhrmacher Habrecht von Schaffhausen", in Schaffhauser Magazin, 4, 1989, 27-31.
  • Ungerer, Alfred & Théodore; L'horloge astronomique de la cathédrale de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, 1922.

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