How Perkeo got his name
Perkeo, whose name was actually Clemens Pankert, was steward and cup-bearer to the prince-elector. He was responsible for the royal wine stores. However, this diminutive man from Salorno himself consumed an enormous amount of wine. Asked if he would like to throw back another cup of wine, Perkeo always answered in Italian, "Perché no?" – "Why not?", which is how he got his famous nickname.