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Alcuin (735–804)

Alcuin (al’kwin). An eminent English scholar; born at or near York, about 735; died at Tours, France, May 19, 804. One of the most learned men of his time, teacher and intimate adviser of Charlemagne, at whose invitation he left the school at York and settled on the continent in 782. His ‘Letters,’ ‘Poems on the Saints of the Church at York,’ and a treatise ‘On Grammar’ are among his celebrated works. In Prof. West’s ‘Alcuin’ (1893) a full account of his life and work is given. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).