Who's Who in the Viking Age
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Alcuin of York

LifeAlcuin, sometimes Alcuin of Tours, Ealhwine (Anglo-Saxon)
c. 735 (York, UK) – 19 May 804 (Tours, France)
FamilyParents: unknown.
No children.
Events770, deacon of York.
778, head of the cathedral school.
781, meets Charlemagne in Italy upon his return from Rome.
782, moves to Aachen to become head of Charlemagne’s Palace school and develops the Carolingian miniscule.
790, moves back to England at the request of Charlemagne.
793, returns to the continent.
796, abbot at St Martin of Tours.
Sources: BBC, Oxford Bibliographies, Maths History.

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