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or Al·chuine

  1. Ealhwine Flaccus, a.d. 735–804, English theologian and scholar: teacher and adviser of Charlemagne.
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Also called Albinus.
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Historical Examples of alcuin

  • Charlemagne established the "School of the Palace," and placed Alcuin at its head.

    History of Education

    Levi Seeley

  • Among his instructors was Alcuin of England, the most celebrated teacher of his time.

  • The emperor was always desirous of being known as the pupil of Alcuin.

  • Alcuin in one of his letters uses the phrase 'imperium Christianum.'

  • Alcuin and Talleyrand are not more unlike than are their masters.

British Dictionary definitions for alcuin



  1. 735–804 ad, English scholar and theologian; friend and adviser of Charlemagne
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