Rabanus Maurus Magnentius
Rabanus Maurus Magnentius(rəbā`nəs mô`rəs măgnĕn`shəs), c.780–856, German scholar and theologian. His name appears also as Hrabanus and Rhabanus. A student under AlcuinAlcuin
, 735?–804, English churchman and educator. He was educated at the cathedral school of York by a disciple of Bede; he became principal in 766. Charlemagne invited him (781?) to court at Aachen to set up a school.
..... Click the link for more information. , he was later abbot of Fulda (822–42); his zeal for learning and his excellent administration made the school and library at Fulda an outstanding source of intellectual light. He retired from Fulda but in 847 was made bishop of Mainz. His immense stock of knowledge was encyclopedic rather than original. Among his works are De universo, an encyclopedic dictionary, and De institutione clericorum, a course of study for clerics. Rabanus had an eminent role in spreading the Carolingian revival. GottschalkGottschalk
, d. c.868, German theologian; son of the count of Saxony. He was placed as a boy in the monastery of Fulda (c.822). He did not wish to be a monk but was forced by Rabanus Maurus Magnentius, his superior, to remain.
..... Click the link for more information. and the poet Walafrid StraboWalafrid Strabo
(Walafrid the Squinter), c.809–849, German scholar, b. Swabia. Educated at the abbey of Reichenau, he wrote, at 18, a Latin verse account of a journey to the hereafter, Visio Wettini. In 842 he returned to Reichenau as abbot.
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