Arno, Archbishop of Salzburg

Arno, Archbishop Of Salzburg, frequently called, with a Latin name, Aquila, was probably a native of Germany, and not, as has been erroneously inferred from some figurative expressions of Alcuin, a brother of the latter. Arno (or, as he calls himself, Arn) was educated at Freising (Bavaria), and was consecrated in the same city deacon in 765, and priest in 776. He was a frequent attendant of Duke Thassilo, of Bavaria, and no less than 23 documents of the church of Freising have his name as a witness. He became, in 782, abbot at Elnon, in the Netherlands, and in the same year began his intimate relations with Alcuin, who at titat time was residing near Ellon. In 785 he returned to Bavaria, having been appointed by Duke Thassilo bishop of Salzburg. While sojourning at Rome in 798, -he was, in accordance with the wish of Charlemagne and the Bavarian bishops, raised to the dignity of archbishop. Arno presided at several synods, and was, in 813, one of the presidents of the Council of Mentz. He also converted many Huns and Wends, and died Janu- ary 24, 821. He wrote, together with Deacon Benedict, the Congestum (Indiculus) Arnonis, a list of all the churches, villages, etc., of the archbishopric of Salzburg, which is a very valuable contribution to the early Church history of southwestern Germany. Herzog, Real Encyclopaedia, i, 542.

 
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