Dom Perignon, French monk and cellarer
Dom Perignon (1638-1715), French Benedictine monk who is often (incorrectly) credited with the invention of sparkling champagne. He pioneered many wine production methods in his home region of Champagne, while serving as cellarer at the Abbey of Hautvillers.
© The Roseries Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
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Ecclesiastical rite of tonsure, 15th century
Ecclesiastical rite of tonsure, 15th century. . Handcolored illustration drawn and lithographed by Paul Mercuri with text by Camille Bonnard from Historical Costumes from the 12th to 15th Centuries, Levy Fils, Paris, 1860
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