b. AD 672 – d. May 26, AD 735 • Martyr • Monk • Scholar • Translator
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Bede, St
Bede, St (c. 673–735), ‘The Venerable’, pedagogue, computist, biblical exegete, hagiographer, and historian, the foremost and most influential scholar from Anglo-Saxon England. The course of his uneventful life is known from the brief notice which he himself gave in the last chapter of his Historia Ecclesiastica:
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Bede the Venerable
Bede the Venerable(also spelled Beda or Baeda) (673?–735), English Roman Catholic saint, called the Father of English History, who established the practice of dating events from the birth of Christ by using the designation ad, or anno Domini (in the year of the Lord). His most famous work, Historia
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Bede, the Venerable
Bede, the Venerable (ca. 673–735). Considered the “Father of English History” and, with some presumption, the “teacher of the Middle Ages.”In this Benedictine monk we have a luminous aspect in the contribution of monasticism: the preservation and transmission of human knowledge. B. is linked to the
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Bede, St.
Bede, St. (c. 673–735). Often called the Venerable Bede, this seventh-century Anglo Saxon monk began his life in the church as an oblate, a child who is presented to monks or sisters to raise. His entire life was lived in a small corner of Northumbria, England. He never traveled more than fifty miles
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Bede, “Venerable”
Bede, “Venerable” (c. 672–735). The learned Anglo-Saxon Benedictine *monk and historian. Raised first at St. Peter at Wearmouth *monastery in northern England, then at the nearby *St. Paul’s at Jarrow, where he remained for the rest of his life. His most famous work is History of the English Church and
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The Venerable Bede
Scholars and ScientistsThe Venerable BedeFather of English history“It has ever been my delight to learn or teach or write.”At age 7, Bede was given to the monks of Wearmouth Abby as an oblate. He never left. “From that time, I have spent the whole of my life within that monastery, devoting
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Beda, or Venerable Bede
Beda, or Venerable Bede, as he is commonly designated, was born between the years a.d. 672 and a.d. 674, in the immediate neighbourhood of the twin monasteries of Wearmouth and Jarrow. He was educated at one or both of these places under the care of Abbat Benedict, and was instructed in the Holy Scriptures,
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Bede the Venerable
BEDE the Venerable (d. 735). Born in 672/673 in Northumbria, at age 7 Bede was entrusted by his parents to the Benedictine monks of Sts. Peter and Paul at Jarrow, where his main teachers were St. *Benedict Biscop (d. 690) and St. Coelfrid (d. 716). He received an excellent classical and religious education,
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BEDE (c. 673–735)Father of English history; known as “the Venerable Bede”Born in what is now Durham and was then the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria, Bede entered the monastery at Wearmouth when he was seven years old. Soon afterward the whole community transferred to Jarrow where Bede spent the