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Rabanus Maurus (0780 - 0856), Saint, scholar, teacher, Archbishop of Mainz

Laura Cleaver

in Grove Art Online

Volume Grove Art Online, issue Published in print August 1996 |
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781884446054

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Saint, scholar, teacher, and Archbishop of Mainz. He joined the abbey at Fulda before 801, when he was made a deacon. After studying with Alcuin (735–804) at Tours he returned to the Fulda to run the abbey school. In 822 he was promoted to abbot, and in this capacity he was credited with overseeing the decoration of the abbey and directing other building projects. He resigned from his post in 842

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