[[Image:Notker_der_Stammler.jpg|thumb|Notker Balbulus (imago aevi paullo posterioris)]]
'''''Gesta Karoli Magni''''' sive '''''De Carolo Magno''''' est opus biographicum vel potius anecdoticum de rebus ab imperatore [[Carolus Magnus|Carolo Magno]] gestis, a quodam monacho [[Monasterium Principale Sancti Galli|Sangallensi]] anno circiter [] scriptum hodieque a fere omnibus eruditis [[Notker Balbulus|Notkero Balbulo]] (natus c. 840; mortuus die [[6 Aprilis]] []) attributum.
<!--The "Monk of Saint Gall" (Latin: ''Monachus Sangallensis''; the name is not contemporary, being given by modern scholars), the ninth-century writer of a volume of anecdotes regarding the Emperor Charlemagne, is now commonly believed to be Notker the Stammerer. This Monk is known from his work to have been a native German-speaker, deriving from the [[Thurgau]], only a few miles from the Abbey of Saint Gall; the region is also close to where Notker is believed to have derived from. The Monk himself relates that he was raised by Adalbert, a former soldier who had fought against the Saxons, the Avars and the Slavs under the command of Kerold, brother of [[Hildegard, wife of Charlemagne|Hildegard]], Charlemagne's second wife; he was also a friend of Adalbert's son, Werinbert, another monk at Saint Gall. His teacher was Grimald of Reichenau, the Abbot of Saint Gall from 841 to 872, who was, the Monk claims, himself a pupil of [[Alcuin]].
The Monk's work, referred to by modern scholars as ''De Carolo Magno'' ("Charles the Great") or ''Gesta Caroli Magni'' ("The Deeds of Charles the Great"), consists of two books of anecdotes relating chiefly to the Emperor [[Charlemagne]] and his family. It was written for [[Charles the Fat]], great-grandson of Charlemagne, who visited Saint Gall in 883. Traditionally, it has been scorned by traditional historians, who refer to the Monk as one who "took pleasure in amusing anecdotes and witty tales, but who was ill-informed about the true march of historical events", and describe the work itself as a "mass of legend, saga, invention and reckless blundering": historical figures are claimed as living when in fact dead; claims are attributed to false sources (in one instance, the Monk claims that "to this King [[Pepin the Short|Pepin]] [the Short] the learned Bede has devoted almost an entire book of his ''Ecclesiastical History''"; no such book exists - unsurprisingly, given that Bede died in 735 during the reign of [[Charles Martel]]); and Saint Gall is frequently referenced as a location in anecdotes, regardless of historical veracity ([[Pepin the Hunchback]], for example, is supposedly sent to Saint Gall as punishment for his rebellion, and – in a reference to [[Livy]]'s tale of [[Tall poppy syndrome|Tarquin and the poppies]] – earns a promotion to [[Prüm Abbey]] after advising Charlemagne to execute another group of rebels). The Monk also mocks and criticises Bishops, whilst lauding the wise and skilful government of the Emperor. Several of the Monk's tales, such as that of the nine rings of the Avar stronghold, have been used in modern biographies of Charlemagne.
The Monk is commonly believed to be Notker the Stammerer: the Monk claims to be old, toothless and stammerering; and both share similar interests in church music, write with similar idioms, and are fond of quoting [[Virgil]]. -->
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