Gallery of medieval diagrams. According to Friendly (2008) in the earliest forms of thematic cartography, statistical graphics, and data visualization were represented in "geometric diagrams, in tables of the positions of stars and other celestial bodies, and in the making of maps to aid in navigation and exploration.".[1]

Types of diagramsEdit

Different types of diagrams, that emerged in Medieval times with some of the most original examples.

Themes and/or specific fieldsEdit



See also Category:Medieval astronomy, Category:Old astronomical prints


See also Category:Maps made in 10th century, 11th century, 12th century, 13th century, 14th century



Organizational structuresEdit


See also Evolution of Perspective and Technical drawing

Technical artifactsEdit

See also: Category:Medieval technical drawings,





see also Tree diagrams, Classification chart

Geometric patterns and compositionsEdit

Geometric patternsEdit

Geometric compositionsEdit


Villard de HonnecourtEdit

See also Category:Villard de Honnecourt

Villard de Honnecourt lived in 13th century France and may have been an itinerant master-builder of Picardy in northern France. His fame rests entirely on his surviving portfolio of 33 sheets of parchment (animal skin) containing about 250 drawings from about the 1230s, which is in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris (MS Fr 19093). It appears to be a model-book, with a wide range of religious and secular figures suitable for sculpture, and architectural plans, elevations and details, ecclesiastical objects and mechanical devices, with copious annotations. Other subjects such as animals and human figures also appear.

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Ramon LlullEdit

See also Category:Ramon Llull and Category:Diagrams of Ramon Llull

Ramon Llull (1232–1315) was a Majorcan writer and philosopher. He wrote the first major work of Catalan language literature. Recently surfaced manuscripts show him to have anticipated by several centuries prominent work on elections theory. He is sometimes considered a pioneer of computation theory, especially given his influence on Gottfried Leibniz.

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Nicholas OresmeEdit

See also Category:Nicholas Oresme

Nicholas Oresme (c. 1323 - 1382) was one of the most famous and influential philosophers of the later Middle Ages. He was an economist, mathematician, physicist, astronomer, philosopher, psychologist, musicologist, theologian and Bishop of Lisieux, a competent translator, counselor of King Charles V of France, one of the principal founders and popularizers of modern sciences, and probably one of the most original thinkers of the 14th century.

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