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Dygon [Wyldebore], John (c. 1482–1566?), Benedictine monk and composer, was a nephew of John Dygon, abbot of St Augustine's Abbey, Canterbury, and was himself a monk of St Augustine's in 1505 when he was ordained subdeacon; he occurs as sub-prior in 1521 and prior in 1535. A good example of the pre-dissolution monastic intellectual, he studied in ...

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Folcard (d. after 1085), monk, musician, and hagiographer, was a Benedictine of St Bertin's, at St Omer in Flanders, who became acting abbot of Thorney (c.1069–85). He can be compared with Goscelin of St Bertin. All that is known of him comes from some, mostly cryptic, autobiographical remarks in the prefaces to his few extant works and a brief notice in ...

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Goscelin (b. c. 1035, d. in or after 1107), Benedictine monk, musician, and hagiographer, was a Fleming by birth, and joined the Benedictine order at the abbey of St Bertin in St Omer. His background is obscure. But he could have entered St Bertin...

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Osbern (d. 1094?), Benedictine monk, hagiographer, and musician, was precentor of Christ Church, Canterbury, whose life centred around the saints and relics of his priory. The earliest information concerning him comes from his Miracula S. Dunstani, where he describes how as a boy he was witness to two of the saint's miracles. It is also known that he visited ...

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Turner, Joseph Egbert (1853–1897), Benedictine monk and composer, was born on 10 January 1853 at 4 Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire, the seventh of the ten children of James Turner, a master tailor and draper, and his wife, Martha, the daughter of Robert Railton of ...