Alcuin

Alcuin

Born: January 01, 1970

Nationality: English

Occupation: Clergyman, monk, scholar

Biography: Alcuin of York or Ealhwine, nicknamed Albinus or Flaccus was an English scholar, ecclesiastic, poet and teacher from York, Northumbria. He was born around 735 and became the student of Archbishop Ecgbert at York. At the invitation of Charlemagne, he became a leading scholar and teacher at the Carolingian court, where he remained a figure in the 780s and 790s.

Source/Notes: "Nec audiendi qui solent dicere, Vox populi, vox Dei, quum tumultuositas vulgi semper insaniae proxima sit." - Works, Epistle 127 (to Charlemagne, AD800)
Source/Notes: in R Lacey and D Danziger, The Year 1000, Little, Brown and Co,GB, 1999, p57

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