Paul, the Deacon

Short Name: Paul, the Deacon
Full Name: Paul, the Deacon, approximately 720-799?
Birth Year (est.): 720
Death Year (est.): 799

Paul the Deacon [Paulus Diaconus], son of Warnefrid or Winefrid, was born at Frinli, in Italy, circa 730. He studied at Pavia. For some time he was tutor to Adelperga, daughter of Desiderius, the last of the Lombard kings, and then lived at the court of her husband, Arichisius of Beneveuto. Eventually he became a monk at Monte Cassino, where he died circa 799. He was the author of several works, including Be Gest. Langobardorum. His hymn, “Ut queant laxis resonare fibris," is in three parts.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

Wikipedia Biography

Paul the Deacon (c. 720s – 13 April in 796, 797, 798, or 799 AD), also known as Paulus Diaconus, Warnefridus, Barnefridus, or Winfridus, and sometimes suffixed Cassinensis (i.e. "of Monte Cassino"), was a Benedictine monk, scribe, and historian of the Lombards.

Texts by Paul, the Deacon (13)sort descendingAsAuthority LanguagesInstances
Ere in thy childhood, 'mid the desert placesPaulus Diaconus (Author)English3
In Caves of the lone wildernessPaul the Deacon (Author)2
Let thine example, holy John, remind usPaul the Deacon, 8th cent. (Author)English6
O more than blessed, merit high attainingPaul the Deacon (8th century) (Author (attributed to))2
O saint most blessed, merit high attainingPaul the Deacon (Author)2
O sylvan prophet, whose eternal famePaul the Deacon (Author)2
O that to sinners once again descendingPaul the Deacon (Author)2
On this high feast day honour we the BaptistPaul the Deacon (Author)English3
Sing we the praises of the great forerunnerPaul the Deacon, 730-799 (Author)English4
That we, with tuneful notes, may sound thy lifePaul the Deacon (Author)2
Thou, in thy childhood to the desert cavernsPaul the Deacon (Author (attributed to))2
Unloose great Baptist our sin fettered lipsPaul the Deacon (Author)3
Ut queant laxis resonare fibrisPaul the Deacon (Author)4

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