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Paul the Deacon (c. 720–799?)

Paulus Diaconus (pâ’lus dī-ak’o-nus) (Paul the Deacon). An early Langobardian historian in the eighth century. He wrote a ‘Roman History,’ coming down to the time of Justinian. In the court of Charlemagne he was one of the chiefs of the literary circle. By the order of Charlemagne he compiled a collection of homilies, ‘Omiliarius’; he wrote also ‘History of the Bishops of Metz,’ and a ‘History of the Langobardi,’ which however he did not live to complete.