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Theodulf of orléans
An example of Carolingian minuscule from the 10th century
Theodulf was one of Charlemagne’s great advisors and leading theologians, having joined his court during the late 780s. He worked closely with Alcuin and his works are considered to be a key contribution to the Carolingian Renaissance. Charlemagne himself patronised a number of Theodulf’s treatises, including the and the After Charlemagne’s death, he took part in a failed revolt against the late monarch’s son, Louis the Pious. He died imprisoned in the monastery at Angers.
Theodulf had a private chapel built at his villa at Germigny-des-prés in 806, which still survives today as an example of Carolingian architecture