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Alcuin of York (; Latin: Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus; c. 735 – 19 May 804) – also called Ealhwine, Alhwin, or Alchoin – was a scholar, clergyman, poet, and teacher from York, Northumbria. He was born around 735 and became the student of Archbishop Ecgbert at York. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alcuin has received more than 673,358 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Alcuin is the 164th most popular philosopher (up from 182nd in 2019), the 230th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 257th in 2019) and the 14th most popular British Philosopher.

Alcuin was a scholar and theologian from York, England. He was a student of the most famous scholar of the time, the Venerable Bede. Alcuin was also a tutor to Charlemagne. He is most famous for his role in the Carolingian Renaissance.

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Among philosophers, Alcuin ranks 164 out of 1,081Before him are Christian Wolff, Adam Weishaupt, Ferdinand Tönnies, Max Stirner, Mikhail Bakhtin, and Padmasambhava. After him are Cesare Beccaria, Carl Schmitt, Friedrich Schleiermacher, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Marshall McLuhan, and Paul Ricœur.

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Among people born in 735, Alcuin ranks 1After him are Kardam of Bulgaria and Willehad. Among people deceased in 804, Alcuin ranks 1After him are Lu Yu and Giovanni Galbaio.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Alcuin ranks 230 out of 7,765Before him are Julie Andrews (1935), John Deacon (1951), Jane Birkin (1946), Laurence Olivier (1907), Thomas Henry Huxley (1825), and Sting (1951). After him are Francis Galton (1822), Benjamin Disraeli (1804), Lady Jane Grey (1537), Peter O'Toole (1932), Lemmy (1945), and Roger Penrose (1931).

Among PHILOSOPHERS In United Kingdom

Among philosophers born in United Kingdom, Alcuin ranks 14Before him are Jeremy Bentham (1748), Roger Bacon (1220), Joseph Priestley (1733), John Venn (1834), Duns Scotus (1265), and John Wycliffe (1324). After him are Pelagius (360), Thomas Carlyle (1795), William Godwin (1756), G. E. Moore (1873), Houston Stewart Chamberlain (1855), and A. S. Neill (1883).