Summary

A cryptically named German architect of the Campanile or Leaning Tower of Pisa.

He states:

“The Campanile, or Settezonio, built by John Venipont, a German, consists of several orders of pillars, thirty in a row, designed to be much higher.”

Some authors1 have this architect named as “Giovanni Tedesco” – i.e John German or “Giovanni d’Innspruck” – John of Innsbruck.  Given that the ancient name for Innsbruck is “Oenipons”, I think Evelyn was was using an Anglicised form of this architect’s name. . —GS

Referring entries

Further reading

  • The Cathedral Builders: The Story of a Great Masonic Guild” By Leader Scott

Sources

  • Diary.

  1. See Source: “The Cathedral Builders: The Story of a Great Masonic Guild” By Leader Scott