(ca. 732/735804). B. Northumbria, probably in or near York, Yorkshire, Eng.; educ. in cathedral school of York; headmaster of the school after 778; after 781 head of a court school of Charlemagne*; abbot Tours 796; rev. the Vulgate; tried to convert heathen by the Gospel, not force; opposed adoptionism.* Taught Liudger* and Rabanus* Maurus.
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