Ælfric of Eynsham

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First Name Ælfric
Middle Name Of
Last Name Eynsham
Died 1010
Nationality British
Occupation Text Monk
Occupation Linguist

Ælfric of Eynsham (Old English: Ælfrīc; Latin: Alfricus, Elphricus; c. – c.) was an English abbot and a student of Æthelwold of Winchester, and a consummate, prolific writer in Old English of hagiography, homilies, biblical commentaries, and other genres. He is also known variously as Ælfric the Grammarian (Alfricus Grammaticus), Ælfric of Cerne, and Ælfric the Homilist. In the view of Peter Hunter Blair, he was "a man comparable both in the quantity of his writings and in the quality of his mind even with Bede himself." According to Claudio Leonardi, he "represented the highest pinnacle of Benedictine reform and Anglo-Saxon literature".

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