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Alcuin

  • English clergyman
  • Born 735
  • Died 804

Alcuin of York (; Latin: Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus; c. 735 – 19 May 804 AD) – 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. Alcuin wrote many theological and dogmatic treatises, as well as a few grammatical works and a number of poems.


Those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.




Man thinks, God directs.




At Athens, wise men propose, and fools dispose.



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