Louis XI Enjoyed an Abominable Orchestra of Squealing Pigs – the Piganino

A man playing a fantastic pig organ, or piganino, composed of screaming pigs. Source: British Museum / CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Believe it or not, but it appears that the ruthless 15th century King Louis XI of France, nicknamed the Spider King or l’universelle araignée, took pleasure in the torture of animals.



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