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Paulinus ii of aquileia
Paulinus joined Charlemagne’s court around 776, after the king defeated an uprising in Fruili, Lombardy. Despite the king’s conquering of his native home, Paulinus proved to be a loyal and trusted follower of Charlemagne’s. In 787, he was appointed as the archbishop of Aquileia, a role he remained in until his death around 15 years later. As archbishop, he promoted the spread of Christianity around the empire as one of the fundamental aspects of the Carolingian Renaissance.