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Walahfrid Strabo, 807?-849

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    • Walafrid Strabo, 807?-849
    • Strabo, Walahfrid, 807?-849
    • Walahfrid Strabus, 807?-849
    • Le Louche, Gaufroy, 807?-849
    • Gaufroy, le Louche, 807?-849
    • Le Louche, Walahfrid, 807?-849
    • Walahfrid, le Louche, 807?-849
    • Strabone, Valafrido, 807?-849
    • Valafrido Strabone, 807?-849
    • Walahfrid, der Schielende, 807?-849
    • Walafrid, Squint-Eyed, 807?-849
    • Walahfrid, Squint-Eyed, 807?-849
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    • found: His Visio Wettini, 1986:t.p. (Walahfrid Strabo)
    • found: LC data base, 5-7-87(hdg.: Walahfrid Strabo, 807?-849)
    • found: Manitius, M. Gesch. d. lat. Lit. d. Mittelalters, 1965(Walahfrid Strabo; b. ca. 808 or 809)
    • found: New cath. encyc., 1967(Walafrid Strabo, the "Squinter" abbot, Carolingian renaissance scholar; b. ca. 808; d. 8-18-849)
    • found: Le petit jardin de Walahfrid Strabus, 1933:t.p.
    • found: Le jardinet, c2008:t.p. (Gaufroy Le Louche) p. 4 of cover (Walafrid, surnomma le Louche)
    • found: La visione di Vetti, c2009:t.p. (Valafrido Strabone)
    • found: Neue Deutsche Biographie online, via WWW, Jun. 16, 2013(access point: Walahfrid, mit dem Beinamen Strabo or Strabus, that is, der Schielende ("the Squinter"); born about 807, died Aug. 18, 849; one of the most gifted authors and poets of the Carolingian periods, noted for the gracefulness of his almost flawless Latin style; a Swabian of poor origins, he was as a child placed in the abbey of Reichenau; his early years in the monastery were difficult, yet he was later in Fulda under the tutelage of Hrabanus and by 829 he was at the court of Ludwig the Frank in Aachen as teacher of Prince Karl and in contact with the most important representatives of the new learning; 838 he was elected abbot of Reichenau, unusual for a person of low birth, but the promotion involved him in the imperial politics of the time; obliged to bring a communique from Louis the German to Charles the Bald, Walahfrid drowned attempting to cross the river Loire, Aug. 18, 849)
    • found: Wikipedia, Jun. 16, 2013:"Walafrid Strabo" (Walafrid Strabo; alternatively spelt Walahfrid, surnamed Strabo or Strabus ("squint-eyed"); dates: circa 808 - Aug. 18, 849; Frankish monk and theological writer)
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    • PA8445.W34
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    • 1987-05-12: new
    • 2013-07-10: revised
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