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ANGILBERT, an-gil´bert, or ENGELBERT (Fr.
pron. ɑ̄n´´zhîl-bār´), SAINT: Friend and counselor
of Charlemagne, whose daughter Bertha he is said
to have married, and by her had two sons,
Harnid and Nithard (the historian); d. Feb. 19,
814. He enjoyed the confidence of Charlemagne
till the end of the latter’s life, and was employed
in many difficult negotiations. That he entered
the monastery of Centula (the modern St. Riquier,
about 25 m. n.w. of Amiens) in 790 is not probable;
he was abbot of the monastery later, however,
and rebuilt it with much splendor. He was named
the “Homer” of the literary circle at Charlemagne’s
court, and a few Latin lyrics and a fragment of an
epic ascribed to him are extant (in MPL, xcix.
825-854; MGH, Script., xv. 1, 1887, 173-181;
Poetæ Latini ævi carolini, i., 1881, 355-381).