Notker the Stammerer

840 - 912

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Notker the Stammerer (c. 840 – 6 April 912), also known as Notker Balbulus (From Latin: Notcerus Balbulus), or simply Notker, was a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Saint Gall, now in Switzerland, where he was a leading literary scholar of the Early Middle Ages. He was active as a poet, scholar and possibly composer, as he is usually credited with an important collection of early sequences in Liber hymnorum. Notker wrote Vita Sancti Galli and is commonly accepted to be the "Monk of Saint Gall" (Monachus Sangallensis) who wrote Gesta Karoli (the "deeds of Charlemagne"). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Notker the Stammerer has received more than 153,725 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Notker the Stammerer is the 1,610th most popular writer (up from 1,710th in 2019), the 153rd most popular biography from Switzerland (up from 163rd in 2019) and the 19th most popular Swiss Writer.

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Among writers, Notker the Stammerer ranks 1,610 out of 5,794Before him are Ida Laura Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Bishop, Ken Wilber, Bhāsa, Paul Gerhardt, and Hannah Szenes. After him are Josef Čapek, Upton Sinclair, Ghassan Kanafani, Abu Tammam, Aphrahat, and Vicki Baum.

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Among people born in 840, Notker the Stammerer ranks 7Before him are Michael III, Clement of Ohrid, Pope Theodore II, Svatopluk I of Moravia, Wilfred the Hairy, and Richardis. After him are Hucbald, Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar, and Eudokia Ingerina. Among people deceased in 912, Notker the Stammerer ranks 8Before him are Leo VI the Wise, Ibn Khordadbeh, Otto I, Duke of Saxony, Zhu Wen, Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi, and Rudolph I of Burgundy. After him is Smbat I of Armenia.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Notker the Stammerer ranks 153 out of 749Before him are Édouard Claparède (1873), Jacques Dubochet (1942), Jean-Robert Argand (1768), Micheline Calmy-Rey (1945), Carlo Fontana (1638), and Nicolaus II Bernoulli (1695). After him are Billy Meier (1937), Hugo Koblet (1925), Jacques Charles François Sturm (1803), Pietro Lombardo (1435), Isabelle Eberhardt (1877), and Théophile Steinlen (1859).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Notker the Stammerer ranks 19Before him are Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779), Hans Urs von Balthasar (1905), Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908), Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878), Alfonsina Storni (1892), and Rodolphe Töpffer (1799). After him are Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825), Johann Jakob Bodmer (1698), Heinrich Glarean (1488), Johann Peter Hebel (1760), Jeremias Gotthelf (1797), and Isaac Casaubon (1559).