Albin or Albinus

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Albin or Albinus, an eminent Irish monk, who about 792, with his friend Clement, proceeded to Paris in search of a missionary field. They cried through the streets, "If anybody wants wisdom, let him come to us and receive it, for we have it to sell," and were sent for by Charlemagne, who was so much pleased with them that he entrusted Clement with the education of a number of young men, and sent Albin into Italy, assigning to him the monastery of St. Augustine at Pavia, where he afterwards died. Some epistles of his were extant in Ware's time.

Sources

119. Ecclesiastical History of Ireland: Rev. John Lanigan. 4 vols. Dublin, 1822.

339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.

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