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Adalbert  

German, 10th century, male.

Illuminator.

This Tegernsee monk is mentioned as the writer of a psalter made for an aristocratic lady called Heilwich. The work has not been preserved, but the dedicatory verses by Froumund von Tegernsee are still in Munich. A miniature in a collection of the national library, Munich, is attributed to an Adalpertus and dates from the 11th century, but it is not improbable that it is by this monk....

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Andreas, Miciacensis  

Italian, 9th – 10th century, male.

Active during the 9th or 10th century.

Illuminator.

There is a manuscript by this artist, the Epistola Fulberti, in the Biblothèque Nationale, Paris.

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Ellinger (Abbot of Tegernsee)  

German, 11th century, male.

Died 1056.

Illuminator, copyist.

At first an ordinary monk in the monastery of Tegernsee, Ellinger became abbot and encouraged his monks to cultivate the art of calligraphy and illumination. Known to be by him are miniatures in the four gospels, and a painting showing Jesus Christ offering his hand to the Pope that is in a manuscript dated ...

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Ervene  

British, 10th century, male.

Illuminator, calligrapher.

Attributed to this artist are not only the copying, but the painting of the initials and ornaments of the famous manuscript preserved in the British Museum under the title Latin Gospels of King Canute.

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Facundus  

Spanish, 11th century, male.

Illuminator.

Madrid (Biblioteca Nacional): miniature

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Foulques  

Flemish School, 11th century, male.

Active in Liègec.1081.

Sculptor, illuminator.

This artist was a monk at the abbey of St-Hubert in the Ardennes.

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García, Stephanus  

Spanish, 11th century, male.

Illuminator.

This artist painted miniatures and decorations for a commentary by Beatus on the Apocalypse, and illustrated the Apocalypse of St-Sever.

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Gerhard  

French, 10th century, male.

Illuminator.

This artist worked in Tours and illuminated the poems of Baudri or Bauderich, Abbot of Borgueil.

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Heldricus  

French, 11th century, male.

Died 1010.

Illuminator.

A monk at St-Germain-des-Près, Heldricus illuminated a manuscript at the beginning of which he is depicted kneeling before St Germain. This work is in the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

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Herniannus, Heermann  

Flemish School, 11th century, male.

Born in Flanders; died 1076.

Illuminator.

This artist was Bishop of Salisbury.

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Jaquinto  

10th century, male.

Calligrapher, illuminator.

In 949 the scribe Jaquinto copied and illuminated a missal now at Monte Cassino. His illustrations include many pictures of dogs, birds and fish.

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Johannes  

Italian, 11th century, male.

Calligrapher, illuminator.

According to D'Agincourt, Johannes was a priest who wrote and illuminated an Exultet, a missal in two volumes in the possession of the Barberini Library, Rome. We know that he was a priest from an inscription on the side of the second volume. ...

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Martin  

Spanish, 11th century, male.

Miniaturist.

Between 1056 and 1086 he enriched with miniatures two books of Commentaries on the Apocalypse by Beato de Liebana.

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Notker  

Swiss, 10th century, male.

Died 976, in St Gall.

Calligrapher, illuminator.

There seem to have been several monks of this name in the abbey of St Gall, leading to some confusion between them. Notker Labeo (literally, 'thick lips'; born around 950?) translated works by Boethius, Aristotle, Pope Gregory I and others into German. He is said to have been the first to use the angular Gothic script and to have introduced it into German writing. It is conceivable that he was the same person as Notker Balbulus ('the Stammerer'; b. 840?), who wrote the ...

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Osmund (Saint)  

British, 11th century, male.

Died 1099.

Illuminator.

A native of Normandy, Osmund went to England with William the Conqueror. He moved to the episcopal seat of Salisbury, where he founded a library in which he was actively engaged in calligraphy; he himself wrote a Ordinal...

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Sancho  

Spanish, 10th century, male.

Active in the second half of the 10th century.

Illuminator, priest.

Sancho was a priest. In collaboration with Florencio, he illuminated a Bible belonging to the Collegiate Church of S Isidoro, León.

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Sigipolt  

German, 11th century, male.

Active at Tegernsee (Bavaria) in 1031.

Illuminator.

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Sigo  

French, 11th century, male.

Active at Fougères in 1055.

Sculptor, illuminator (?).

Sigo was a monk.

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Sintram  

Swiss, 9th – 10th century, male.

Active in St Gall in the 9th and 10th centuries.

Illuminator.

Sintram was one of the most important illuminators of his time and was active from 885. He illuminated the initials of the Evangelium Longum.

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Teodoro  

Italian, 11th century, male.

Active in Ortona (Abruzzo) in the second half of the 9th century.

Illuminator.

Teodoro was a priest who between 1056 and 1071 illuminated a missal for Chieti Cathedral.