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John Scottus Eriugena

  • fl 9th century
  • Irish people in continental Europe, scribes, scholars
  • Laon
Irish scholar and theologian who had been active as a teacher at the palace school of Charles the Bald.


See also: AldelmusAldelmus
(s. ix)
scholar known from an attribution to a table of computus, where he is called a brother of John Scottus Eriugena.
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Anonymous [i²]Anonymous ... i²
(s. ix)
Nisifortinus, i²
Anonymous scribe/annotator whose Irish hand is detected in a number of continental manuscripts of Eriugena’s works and who was probably an assistant of Eriugena. Since a study by E. K. Rand, the hand is usually designatedl i², distinguishing it from that of a fellow scribe, which is designated i¹. Because he is known to have written annotations beg. Nisi forte quis dixerit to some of Eriugena’s bolder statements, modern scholars have nicknamed him Nisifortinus.
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Anonymous [i¹]Anonymous ... i¹
(s. ix)
Anonymous scribe/annotator whose Irish hand is detected in a number of continental manuscripts of Eriugena’s works. Since a study by E. K. Rand, the hand is usually designatedl i¹, distinguishing it from that of a fellow scribe, which is designated i². T. A. M. Bishop, Edouard Jeauneau and Bernhard Bischoff identified it as the hand of Eriugena himself, but others have argued that he was probably one of his assistants.
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Charles the BaldCharles the Bald
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Israel the GrammarianIsrael the Grammarian
(fl. c.900–c.970)
Tenth-century teacher, scholar and poet. He had been a student of John Scottus Eriugena, spent time at the court of King Æthelstan, found a new patron in Rotbert, archbishop of Trier, and became tutor to Bruno, brother of Otto I and later archbishop of Cologne. Breton, Welsh and Irish origins have been variously ascribed to him, with the Breton hypothesis currently finding most favour in scholarship.
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LaonLaon, cathedral school


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