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Ado of Vienne
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ca 800-75. Archbishop of Vienne, author of a popular martyrology and a less well known Latin universal chronicle from the Creation to 866, Chronicon de sex aetatibus mundi, later continued by the author until 870. Some manuscripts have short anonymous continuations to 879, 885 and 1032. Although mostly writing under the reign of Lothar II, Ado favours Charles the Bald and sides with the pope in Lothar's famous divorce case. The chronicle is divided into six aetates with a marked emphasis on the final one, which occupies more space than the previous five together. Ado's main sources were Oros…

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Kaschke, Sören, “Ado of Vienne”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 19 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00036>
First published online: 2016

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