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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.

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