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Alcuin of York
b. AD 745 – d. May 19, AD 804 • Abbot • Poet • Scholar • Teacher
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Alcuin
Alcuin (c. 740–804), a major contributor to the *Carolingian Renaissance. A native of Northumberland, he was educated at the cathedral school of *York. Under Aelberht, Bishop (767–73) and Archbishop (773–78) of York, he visited Rome and the Frankish court and helped create a library at the cathedral,
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Alcuin
Alcuin (Lat. Albinus).—Famous Anglo-Saxon scholar (725 or 735–804), born at York in England; made the most brilliant studies in the Episcopal School of that city. He had for teachers the learned Aelbert, a disciple of the Venerable Bede, who taught all the branches of literature, science, and the fine
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Alcuin of York
Alcuin of York (735?–804). English scholar and educator in the court of Charlemagne, and a leading figure in the intellectual renaissance of the time. As abbot of the monastery of St. Martin of Tours, he turned it into the center of scholarship for the entire French kingdom.A. was Charlemagne’s minister
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Alcuin
AlcuinEducated in the Cathedral School of York, Alcuin (c. 740–804) later joined the court of Charlemagne. He contributed works on biblical exegesis and a theological treatise on the Trinity. He adapted the Gregorian Sacramentary for use in Gaul.
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Alcuin
Alcuin (c. 740–804). Born and raised in northeastern England and educated at the *Cathedral School of York, Alcuin was the product of the Northumbrian Renaissance, a flowering of theological, cultural and scientific learning that began with the monk scholar *Bede. Alcuin was invited by Emperor *Charlemagne
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Alcuin of York
Alcuin of York (735–804). English monk who oversaw Charlemagne’s school at Aachen. The *liberal arts formed the core of the curriculum of the school. Alcuin also modified church liturgy and *lectionary. A thoughtful educator, he contributed greatly to the Carolingian Renaissance and is one of the Irish
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines, Volumes I–IV
Alcuin
ALCUIN (Ealwine, Alchwin, Alchuin, Alquinus, Flaccus Albinus); Alcuĭne (V. S. Willibrordi cap. xxxiv. “Carmiger indoctus cecinit hos Alcuine versus”) Alcuinus (“Qui legat, Alcuinum, dicat rogo Christe, tuere. Epigr. 279”). Alcuin was born of noble Northumbrian parentage about 735. The exact date of his
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology
Alcuin
Alcuin (ca. 735–804). An outstanding Christian scholar and educator during Charlemagne’s reign. Born in England, Alcuin received his education at the noted Cathedral School in York, of which he later became head. On a trip to Rome in 781 he met Charlemagne; the following year he accepted the Frankish
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Alcuin of York
ALCUIN OF YORK (c. 732–804)English scholar who became adviser to CharlemagneAlcuin preferred to be called by his Latin name, Albinus. Born at York (England), he was educated at the cathedral school there and was taught by Aelbert, later archbishop of York. Alcuin succeeded him in 766 as head of the