Heiric, Saint a French monk, was born about 834, at Hery, near Auxerre. It is. supposed that his surname has been given to him more on account of his knowledge than for his actions. At the age of seven he was intrusted by his parents to the care of the Benedictine monks of St. Germain d'Auxerre, from whom he received his first instruction. He afterwards went. to the abbey of Fulda, where he was instructed by Haimon, a disciple of Alcuin. Some time later he left Fulda to go to Ferriere, to put himself under the discipline of the abbot Lupus. He died about 881. For his numerous writings we refer to Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.