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Title:
Hieronimo di Franceschi and Pietro Partenio: Two Unknown Venetian Cryptologists
Author:
Paolo Bonavoglia: Mathematics and Computer Science, Mathesis Venezia c/o Convitto "Marco Foscarini" Venezia, Italy
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Year:
2019
Conference:
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Historical Cryptology, HistoCrypt 2019, June 23-26, 2019, Mons, Belgium
Issue:
158
Article no.:
001
Pages:
3-11
No. of pages:
9
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
Published:
2019-06-12
ISBN:
978-91-7685-087-9
Series:
Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
Series:
NEALT Proceedings Series
Publisher:
Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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In 1596 the powerful Council of Ten, the secret service of the Republic of Venice, sent a message to the new Baylo in Constantinople, warning him to use, for ordinary messages which needed to be encrypted, Pietro Partenio’s cipher, but for questions of extraordinary importance to use the Zifra delle caselle1 cipher invented by Hieronimo di Franceschi. But who were Partenio and Franceschi? This paper is the report of the first results of a research in the State Archive of Venice about these two unknown cryptologists, still in progress.

Keywords: Cipher Code Cryptography Latin square Modular arithmetic Nomenclator Super-encryption Transposition Venice

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Historical Cryptology, HistoCrypt 2019, June 23-26, 2019, Mons, Belgium

Author:
Paolo Bonavoglia
Title:
Hieronimo di Franceschi and Pietro Partenio: Two Unknown Venetian Cryptologists
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Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Historical Cryptology, HistoCrypt 2019, June 23-26, 2019, Mons, Belgium

Author:
Paolo Bonavoglia
Title:
Hieronimo di Franceschi and Pietro Partenio: Two Unknown Venetian Cryptologists
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