Benedictine monk of St-Germain-des-Prés in Paris, sometimes called Abbo Parisiensis.
He was born about the middle of the ninth century, was present at the siege of Paris by the
Normans (885-86), and wrote a description of it in Latin verse, with an account of subsequent
events to 896, "De bellis Parisiacae urbis." He also left some sermons for the instructions of
clerics in Paris and Poictiers (P.L., CXXII).
The 1913 Catholic Encyclopedia