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Frankish scholar and courtier

775   -   840

educated at: Fulda monastery
occupation: historian, presbyter, writer, biographer
position held: abbot

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Einhard (also Eginhard or Einhart; Latin: E(g)inhardus; c. 775 – March 14, 840 AD) was a Frankish scholar and courtier. Einhard was a dedicated servant of Charlemagne and his son Louis the Pious; his main work is a biography of Charlemagne, the Vita Karoli Magni, "one of the most precious literary bequests of the early Middle Ages."
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Vita Karoli Magni

biography of Charlemagne written by Einhard

author: Einhard

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