Alcuin

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Flaccus Albinus Alcuin (circa 735 - 19 May, 804) was an eminent scholar, theologian and catholic educator.

See also Charlemagne.

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  • And those people should not be listened to who keep saying the voice of the people is the voice of God, since the riotousness of the crowd is always very close to madness.
    • Works, Epistle 127 (to Charlemagne, AD800)
  • What makes bitter things sweet? Hunger.
    • in R Lacey and D Danziger, The Year 1000, Little, Brown and Co,GB, 1999, p57

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