Angilbert, St

Angilbert, St.

a noble Frank, first councillor of the Italian King Pepin and of Charlemagne. He is said to have been married to Bertha, the daughter of Charlemagne, but to have retired in 790, with the consent of his wife, to the convent of Centule (now St. Riquier). In 794 he became abbot of this convent, and died Feb. 18, 814. He is the author of a history of the abbey of Centule and of several poetical works, and was surnamed the Homer of his times. See Acta Sanctorum, Feb. 18; Ceillier, Auteurs sacres, vol. 18.

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