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Asser, John, or Asserius Menevaisis, a learned monk of St. David's, Wales. He was the friend and teacher of Alfred the Great, and tradition has it that the foundation of Oxford was due to his advice. He was made Bishop of Sherborne, and wrote a Life of Alfred, which was published by Archbishop Parker in 1574. He died in 910.