About the Author


Jean-Baptiste Piggin has been digging up the untold early history of diagrams for more than a decade ago. His major discoveries include:

In online networks he is findable as:

He also blogs weekly on the newest manuscripts to be digitized by the world's biggest medieval manuscript library, the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana (BAV), in Rome. His previous scholarly activities include micro-history, the study of infant bilingualism and collecting anglicisms in German.

Born in late 1953 in New Zealand where he graduated in law and politics, he is married with three adult sons. After a 40-year career in international journalism, including periods in London, Wellington, Paris, Berlin and other cities, he lives in Germany.

Apart from curating the Library of Latin Diagrams, he tends a sensuous garden of flowering shrubs.


Creative Commons License The Library of Latin Diagrams by Jean-Baptiste Piggin is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.