Notker Balbulus

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Notker Balbulus

(nōt`kər băl`byo͝oləs), c.840–912, German monk and scholar, abbot of St. Gall (from 890). He composed liturgical poetry and music. Notker's life of Charlemagne preserves much of the matter of the Charlemagne legend. While Notker was abbot of St. Gall patristic studies were encouraged and the library was enriched.
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Exceptional military prowess was a theme expected by an aristocratic audience and later, when such qualities seemed a thing of the past, Notker of St Gall, in his On Charles the Great written about 884, turned it all into an unstoppable epic, with Charlemagne at the head of a fierce iron-clad army.