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Educated as a boy at the monastery of Fulda, Rabanus was sent to Charlemagne’s court before moving to Tours, where he studied under Alcuin of York. He then returned to Fulda, becoming the abbot there, and instigated a renovation of the monastery. Thanks to Rabanus’ support, the monastic school and library flourished, establishing Fulda as a major centre for learning in the Carolingian Empire. Rabanus is considered to be one of the most, if not the most, prolific writers from the Carolingian Renaissance
— he created a number of different works, including poems, letters, textbooks, scriptural commentaries and penitentials.