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Alcuin

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Alcuin of York, also called Ealhwine, 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. He wrote many theological and dogmatic treatises, as well as a few grammatical works and a number of poems. He was made Abbot of Tours in 796, where he remained until his death. "The most learned man anywhere to be found", according to Einhard's Life of Charlemagne, he is considered among the most important architects of the Carolingian Renaissance. Among his pupils were many of the dominant intellectuals of the Carolingian era.

  • also known as 阿尔琴
  • born in (1281 years ago) in York
  • ethnicity: Anglo-Saxons
  • nationality: England
  • profession: Writer, astrologer, philosopher
  • died on (1211 years ago) in Tours
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Google previewA Dictionary of British History (2009)

by John Cannon

Alcuin The latter is cheap and rather boring, designed by an army engineer. The memorial makes up for that—tall, Gothic, spiky, colourful, and crammed with decorations and sculptures celebrating the achievements of the high Victorian age.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Christian Education (2015)

by George Thomas Kurian, Mark A. Lamport

Education was kept vibrant throughout this era as a result of the scholarship of Alcuin, Bede, Einhard, and others. Alcuin was instrumental in reviving the late Roman liberal arts in the school and thus led the revival of learning known as the ...

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The voice of the people is the voice of God. (Alcuin)
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