Talk:Giambattista della Porta

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Citation Needed[edit]

Charles J. Mendelsohn commented:

He was, in my opinion, the outstanding cryptographer of the Renaissance. Some unknown who worked in a hidden room behind closed doors may possibly have surpassed him in general grasp of the subject, but among those whose work can be studied he towers like a giant.

Could some one provide a citation for this quote ? its been deleted twice. I'll repost if its cited J8079s (talk) 03:50, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Cipher[edit]

Porta's Cipher is definitely one of my favorite coding techniques. the fact that it requires that MASSIVE 26x26 matrix is a bit of a bummer though. Porta was really the best cryptographer of the renaissance.n — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.185.88.30 (talk) 04:42, 15 January 2013 (UTC)