Saturday, October 13, 2012

A Notebook from 1437

Frederick III, later Holy Roman Emperor, kept a Notebook. Here is one page of it:
For a transcription of this page (in German), see here. Apparently, this page contains the first known occurrence of A.E.I.O.U.AEIOU, or A.E.I.O.U..

What interests me more is how little the (dis)orderly arrangement of notebooks seems to have changed in more than 500 years. Frederick III's notebook pages were pergament, not paper, though paper was by this time widely available.

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