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Michel Huglo

(b Bavaria, mid-11th century; d Michelsberg, Jan 17, 1103). Theorist and compiler. He was presumably a lay priest before entering the Benedictine Michelsberg Abbey in Bamberg, an abbey that possessed a rich library (Lehmann, pp.348ff). Heimo of St James of Bamberg declared himself to be his disciple. The date of his death is recorded in the Chronicle which he had begun to compile. He bequeathed a number of books to his monastery, including books of chant and musical theory.

Frutolfus was above all a compiler; he collected texts from the Michelsberg library and presumably himself copied the extracts that he was later to include in his own works. We know his handwriting from two autograph manuscripts: his Chronicle of the World ( D-KA 505), and the De divinis officiis ( BAs Lit.134, Ed.V 13). This latter work consists of passages taken from the works of Amalarius of Metz, Hrabanus Maurus and Pseudo-Alcuin's ...