Monday, March 11, 2013

The Voynich Manuscript: Trithemius and the Calendar of Duc de Berry

Trithemius' Steganographia is no picture book. Bummer!

There are few circle charts in it, however. The most emblematic one survives written in John Dee's hand in Peniarth MS 423D, The National Library of Wales ( here ). The chart carries similarity with the Voynich manuscript f69v (middle rosette 11 o'clock), where a  string of zeroes and symbols is tucked in the edge of the rosette. The funny thing about the Voynich letters in the string is that they can be substituted for numbers from the calendar of the Les Tres Riches of Duc de Berry.

All this, I hope, is just a coincidence, Trithemius was born in 1462 and anything linking him to the VMS will move the research away from my favorite time-frame - early 1400s. Duc de Berry's calender numbers, however, come from just the right time...

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ellie,

    It's me Stellar from Voynich Ninja. Great work here! This can add to further evidence that John Dee may have authored the VMS.