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Usuard

(b. c. 800)


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(c.800–877?) Monk of St-Germain-des-Prés.

Usuard composed a grammatical treatise, but he is known primarily for his martyrology. Uniquely suited to daily reading, it gradually replaced competing texts and became in the 16th century the basis for the modern Roman Martyrology.

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Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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