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Notker the Stammerer

840 - 912

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Notker the Stammerer (c. 840 – 6 April 912), Notker Balbulus, or simply Notker, was a Benedictine monk at the Abbey of Saint Gall active as a composer, poet and scholar. Described as "a significant figure in the Western Church", Notker made substantial contributions to both the music and literature of his time. He is usually credited with two major works of the Carolingian period: the Liber Hymnorum, which includes an important collection of early musical sequences, and an early biography of Charlemagne, the Gesta Karoli Magni. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Notker the Stammerer has received more than 203,058 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Notker the Stammerer is the 1,826th most popular writer (down from 1,609th in 2019), the 175th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 153rd in 2019) and the 19th most popular Swiss Writer.

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Among writers, Notker the Stammerer ranks 1,826 out of 5,755Before him are Ludwig Börne, Valery Bryusov, Ybyrai Altynsarin, Christopher Isherwood, Antonio Skármeta, and José de Acosta. After him are Hjalmar Söderberg, Nicanor Parra, Wilhelm Heinrich Wackenroder, Etel Adnan, Lucinda Riley, and Théodore de Banville.

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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 Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar, Hucbald, Eudokia Ingerina, and Unruoch III of Friuli. Among people deceased in 912, Notker the Stammerer ranks 8Before him are Leo VI the Wise, Ibn Khordadbeh, Otto I, Duke of Saxony, Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi, Zhu Wen, and Rudolph I of Burgundy. After him are Smbat I of Armenia and Ahmad ibn Yusuf.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Notker the Stammerer ranks 175 out of 876Before him are Grock (1880), Hans Martin Sutermeister (1907), Prince Sixtus of Bourbon-Parma (1886), Jonas Furrer (1805), Pietro Lombardo (1435), and Walter H. Schottky (1886). After him are Michel Simon (1895), Umberto Agnelli (1934), Isaac Casaubon (1559), Leonardo Conti (1900), Alexander Schallenberg (1969), and Edwin Fischer (1886).

Among WRITERS In Switzerland

Among writers born in Switzerland, Notker the Stammerer ranks 19Before him are Blaise Cendrars (1887), Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908), Charles-Ferdinand Ramuz (1878), Antoine-Henri Jomini (1779), Alfonsina Storni (1892), and Rodolphe Töpffer (1799). After him are Isaac Casaubon (1559), Johann Jakob Bodmer (1698), Heinrich Glarean (1488), Johann Peter Hebel (1760), Conrad Ferdinand Meyer (1825), and Emma Jung (1882).