Overview

Einhard

(c. 770—840)


Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

[Na]

Aristocrat educated in the monastery of Fulda and later a friend and adviser of Charlemagne. After Charlemagne's death in ad 814 he was made abbot of a series of religious houses. Between ad 829 and ad 836 he wrote his Life of Charlemagne, which remains the main source of much of what is known about the Frankish Empire. Einhard died in ad 840.

Subjects: History.


Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.