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Matthew Paris (1200–1259)

Paris, Matthew. A celebrated mediæval chronicler; his birthplace and date of birth are unknown; he died about 1259. He became a novice in the Benedictine monastery of St. Albans, England, in 1217; was received into the order, and was employed in many weighty affairs of church and state. His principal work is his ‘Greater History,’ or ‘Larger Chronicles’ of events down to 1259. Among his other writings is the ‘Lives of Twenty-three Abbots of St. Albans.’