Alternate names/spellings: Erchempertus
Dates: 875 - 900 (Dates are approximate. )
Erchempert (also Herempert, Latin: Erchempertus) was a monk of Monte Cassino in the south of Italy in the final quarter of the ninth century. He chronicled a history of Lombard Benevento, giving an especially vivid account of the violence surrounding his monastic retreat in his own day. Beginning with Duke Arechis I (591-641), his history, titled the Historia Langobardorum Beneventanorum degentium (The History of the Lombards living in Benevento), stops abruptly in the winter of 888-889. Just one medieval manuscript of this text survives, from the early fourteenth century.