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Christian History

Issue 42 : St. Francis of Assisi

Originally published in 1994
Issue 42
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February 2, 767: Alcuin, the academic who would later play a large role in establishing schools under Charlemagne, becomes headmaster of York Cathedral School, where he once studied. Alcuin's curriculum was built on the seven liberal arts: the elementary Trivium (grammar, rhetoric, and dialectic) and the more advanced Quadrivium (music, arithmetic, geometry, and astronomy).

February 2, 1594: Giovanni P. da Palestrina, the most gifted composer of Renaissance church music, dies.

February 2, 1745: ...

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