Alcuin

(Alcuin of York)

Alcuin
Alcuin
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  • Died: May 19, 0804
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Clergyman

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Alcuin of York —also called Ealhwine, Alhwin or Alchoin—was an English scholar, clergyman, 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 '90s.

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