A slightly more obscure birthday today, in honor of the Father of Palaeography, the 17th-century monk Jean Mabillon, O.S.B. (23 November 1632–27 December 1707).
Mabillon’s 1681 opus, De re diplomatica, outlined the basic principles underlying the understanding and identification of medieval script hands for centuries to come:

One of Mabillon’s examples, here of a Carolingian charter, demonstrating the chancery hand of Charlemagne’s court:

A slightly more obscure birthday today, in honor of the Father of Palaeography, the 17th-century monk Jean Mabillon, O.S.B. (23 November 1632–27 December 1707).

Mabillon’s 1681 opus, De re diplomatica, outlined the basic principles underlying the understanding and identification of medieval script hands for centuries to come:

De re diplomatica

One of Mabillon’s examples, here of a Carolingian charter, demonstrating the chancery hand of Charlemagne’s court:

Carolingian charter