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Dado of Verdun
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9th century. Northern France. Bishop of Verdun 880-923. Wrote his Historia sui temporis in 893, as stated in a fragment of a now lost larger work, following the Viking destruction of his cathedral and its books. His short inventory of acquisitions during his own time and that of his predecessors Hatto (847-70) and Berard (870-9) is an attempt to guarantee the legitimacy of half a century's donations to the church. The fragment, inserted into the Gesta episcoporum Virdunensium of Bertarius of Verdun, which is dedicated to Dado, is cited in R. de Wassebourg's Antiquitez de la Gaule Belgique (…

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Gerzaguet, Jean-Pierre, “Dado of Verdun”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 27 June 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_00847>
First published online: 2016



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