abbot and architect.
Eginhard was director of the constructions of the Emperor Charlemagne (b. about 742; d. 814). He is supposed to have made the plan of the monastery of S. Gall (Switzerland), which is still preserved in the archives of the suppressed monastery.
architect, painter, sculptor, and statesman.
He came to the school of the monastery of Fulda in Germany in his youth, and was later attached to the court of Charlemagne (b. 742; d. 814) as general superintendent of the imperial buildings. He built the palace at Aix-la- Chapelle (Aachen), Germany, of which the chapel remains and has given its name to the town.
Abbey Church, St. Riquier, Carolingian, 790-799.
Portion of an antique cornice, preserved in the Church of St. Nereus and Achilleus.
Tabernacle of the Church of St. Nereus and Achilleus, near the Baths of Antoninus and Caracalla at Rome.
Plan and sections of the Church of St. Nereus and Achilleus at Rome, reconstructed in the seventh century by the Pope Leo III; although of small dimension, the plan offers the arrangement of the ancient basilica.