Regino born at Altrip on the Rhine, near Spires, was a monk in the monastery of Priim, and elected abbot there in 892. In 899 lie resigned his position and went to Treves, where archbishop Ratbod made him head of the monastery of St. Martin. Regino died in 915. He is the author of, Libri duo de Ecclesiasticis Disciplinis et Religione Christiana (best edition by Wasserschleben, Leipsic, 1840): — De Harmonica Institutione (printed in Coussemaker's Scriptores de Musica Medii Avi, Paris, 1867, 2:1-73). But his greatest work is the Chronicon, the first world's history written in Germany, comprising the time from the birth of Christ to the year 906. The best edition of the Chronicon is found in Monumenta Sacra, 1:536-612 (Germ. transl. by Dummler, in Geschichtschreiber der deutschen Vorzeit, Berlin, 1857, volume 14, part 30). See Wattenbach, Deutsche Geschichtsquellen (4th ed. Berlin, 1877), 1:211-214, 297 sq.; Ermisch, Die Chronik des Regino bis 813 (Gottingen, 1872); Plitt-Herzog, Real- Encyclop. s.v. (B.P.)

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