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Rabanus Maurus
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(Hrabanus; c. 780, Mainz – Feb 4, 856, Winkel near Mainz), came from a noble family in the mid-Rhine area. He lived as a monk in the monastery at Fulda, was consecrated deacon in 801, studied for a brief period under Alcuin in Tours from 800, then taught in Fulda, was consecrated priest in 814, became abbot of Fulda in 822, resigned as abbot in 842 after Emperor Lothar I was defeated by Louis the German and Charles the Bald, then was elevated to archbishop of Mainz in 847 by Louis the German. As abbot of Fulda, Rabanus not only composed numerous poems, letters, …

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Hartmann, Wilfried, “Rabanus Maurus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10110>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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