Fredegise or Fridugise

Fredegise Or Fridugise a mediaeval monkish ceriter, was of English origin, and flourished in the 9th century. He was a pupil of Alcuin, who took him to France, where he obtained employment at the court of Charlemagne. He succeeded Alcuin in the abbey of St. Martin, and had also conferred on him those of St. Bertin and Cormery, and was chancellor to Louis le Debonnaire. His Epistola de Nihilo et tenebris (preserved in the Miscellanea of Baluze, tom. 1) is divided into two parts, and the author attempts to show in the first part that the nihilum is something real, and in the second that the tenebrae are a corporeal substance. His work against Agobard is lost, but the description of Cormery in the poems of Alcuin is generally attributed to him. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, 18:626.

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