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Alcuin of York (Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus, Ealhwine)

Born: 735 AD
Died: 804 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Scholars, Teacher


735 - Alcuin was born in York, England.


750 - Graduated from Saint Peter School in York.


767 - Became Deacon of York after Aelbert became Archbishop of York.


781 - He was sent to Rome by King Elfwald to bring a petition. On his way home, he met Charlemagne and as persuaded to join his court.


782-790 - Became the teacher of Charlemagne and his two sons. Returned to England but was summoned by Charlemagne ot help in the fight against the Adoptionist heresy.


796 - Alcuin inherited the monastey of Saint Andrew upon the death of Abbot Itherius.


804 - Died on May 19, 804.


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