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1670
Peter Christian Nell begins the wine-growing tradition in the family.

1709
Roman emperor Joseph I. of Hungary and Bohemia ennobles Peter Christian Nell for his services.

1785
Ludwig van Beethoven, as a young piano teacher and close friend of the family, teaches music to the children in the von Breuning family. Daughter Eleonore becomes Beethoven's first love and he dedicates a number of pieces to her.