Alcuin

Alcuin

Alcuin of York (Latin: Alcuinus) or Ealhwine, nicknamed Albinus or Flaccus (730s or 740s – 19 May 804) 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 Saint Martin's at 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.

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Alcuin - Selected Works
... of the monastery of Lindisfarne" Epistolae (Letters) Of Alcuin's letters, just over 310 have survived ... Two Alcuin Letter-books ... Alcuin of York, c ...
Propositiones Ad Acuendos Juvenes
... The text is attributed to Alcuin of York (died 804.) Some editions of the text contain 53 problems, others 56 ... In Alcuin's version of this problem, three men, each with a sister, must cross a boat which can carry only two people, so that a woman whose brother ... The number of solutions to this problem for n of each type of flask are terms of Alcuin's sequence ...
Æthelhard - Canterbury
... King Offa consulted Alcuin of York over proper procedure, as the archbishopric of Lichfield was a new creation ... Alcuin encouraged Æthelhard to return to Canterbury, and suggested a compromise over the status of Lichfield, which had been established by Offa in rivalry to Canterbury ... Alcuin's plan would have allowed Hygberht to retain archiepiscopal status during his lifetime, but it would be a purely ceremonial rank ...
Alcuin Society
... A voluntary association established in 1965 by Geoff Spencer, the Alcuin Society is a non-profit organization founded for the book arts ... It should not be confused with the Alcuin Club, an Anglican publishing society ... The Society is named after the Alcuin of York ...
Candidus (floruit 793–802)
... given to the Anglo-Saxon Wizo or Witto by Alcuin, whose scholar he was and with whom he went in 782 to Gaul ... When Alcuin went to Tours (796), Candidus was his successor as master of the palace school ... Alcuin's esteem for Candidus is shown by his dedicating his commentary on Ecclesiastes to his friends Onias, Fredegisus, and Candidus ...