Notker Balbulus

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Aliases: Notker the Stammerer, believed to be the Monk of St. Gall who wrote De Carolo Magno, a life of Charlemagne.


Born: c. 840

Died: 6 April 912

Biography . Notker's Liber hymnorum, created between 881 and 887, is an early collection of Sequences, a genre he is traditionally credited with inventing. The hymn Media vita was erroneously attributed to him late in the Middle Ages. He was beatified in 1512.

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