776–856
Hrabanus Maurus

Introduction

Born: 776, Mainz, Ger­ma­ny.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 4, 856, Wink­el im Rhein­gau, Ger­ma­ny.

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Biography

Maurus was ed­u­cat­ed in Tours, France, around 802. In 803, he be­came di­rect­or of the Ben­e­dict­ine school at Ful­da, Ger­ma­ny.

He was or­dained in 814 and made a pil­grim­age to the Ho­ly Land.

He be­came ab­bot at Ful­da in 822, and served there two de­cades.

In 847, he was ap­point­ed arch­bi­shop of Mainz.

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