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Eginhard (c. 770–840)

Eginhard or Einhard (āg’in-härt, īn’härt). A German historian; born in Maingau, about 770; died in Seligenstadt, March 14, 840. He was educated by Alcuin, and afterwards became Charlemagne’s private secretary and superintendent of public buildings. He married Imma, a noble lady, legendarily confounded with Emma, Charlemagne’s daughter. His chief work, a ‘Life of Charlemagne,’ is one of the most important of mediæval histories. He also wrote: ‘Annals of the Franks,’ 741–829; ‘Epistles’; and ‘An Account of the Transfer of the Relics of St. Marcellinus and St. Peter.’