Columbanus (or Colomban), Saint
Columbanus (or Colomban), Saint was a French poet, and abbot of Trudo (St. Trond). He died about the middle of the 9th century. Among the works of Rabanus Maurus is a poem or dirge on the death of Charlemagne. written by a certain Colomban, who is supposed to have been the abbot of St. Trond. To him is also attributed the poem entitled De Origine atque Primordiis Gentis Francorum (Stirpis Carolinae). It was written about the year 840, and dedicated to Charles the: Bald, and published with the notes of Thomas Aquinas (Paris, 1644). See Histoire Litteraire de la France, 4:422, and 9; Migne, Patrol Lat. 106, page 1257.