previous next

Rabānus Maurus

A distinguished mediæval scholar, born at Mainz about A.D. 776, and educated at Fulda and at Tours under Alcuin. He taught with great success at Fulda, and in 847 was made archbishop of Mainz. His epitome of the Latin grammar of Priscianus (q.v.) was much used throughout the Middle Ages. See the Lives by his pupils Rudolphus and Trithemius prefixed to his collected works in Migne's Patrologiae Cursus Completus, vols. cvii.-cxii.; and the monographs by Spengler (1856), Köhler (1870), and Richter (1882). See Liberales Artes.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: