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  1. May 30, 2019 · Robert Wilde. Updated on May 30, 2019. The Venerable Bede was a British monk whose works in theology, history, chronology, poetry, and biography have led him to be accepted at the greatest scholar of the early medieval era. Born in March of 672 and having died on May 25, 735 in Jarrow, Northumbria, UK, Bede is most famous for producing the ...

  2. › summary › Saint-Bede-the-VenerableSaint Bede summary | Britannica

    Saint Bede, known as the Venerable Bede, (born 672/673, traditionally Monkton in Jarrow, Northumbria [Eng.]—died May 25, 735, Jarrow; feast day May 25), Anglo-Saxon theologian, historian, and chronologist. Raised in a monastery, he was ordained a priest at age 30.

  3. Apr 11, 2024 · The Venerable Bede was early medieval Europe's greatest scholar and the first to record the history of the English nation. His reputation alone made this one of the most important historical and religious sites in Europe.

  4. › poets › bedeBede | Poetry Foundation

    St. Bede the Venerable, born sometime around 673 CE in Jarrow, England, was a poet, theologian, and historian. Bede is primarily known for Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (Ecclesiastical History of the English People, 731), which documents the conversion of Anglo-Saxon tribes to Christianity…

  5. Dec 17, 2011 · Bede himself tells us that he was in his fifty-ninth year when he wrote the short autobiography at the end of the History. That work was finished in 731, and there seems to be no good reason to suppose that the autobiographical sketch was written at a later time. We may infer then that he was born in 673, that he was ordained deacon in 691 and ...

  6. Apr 19, 2022 · Bede was a Northumbrian monk, he was born around 673 and he died in 735 AD. He is the only Englishman to be named a Doctor of the Church, a title conferred onto him by Pope Leo XIII in 1899 for Bedes contribution to theological writings. Often referred to as ‘Venerable’ – this is the first of 3 stages leading to canonization.

  7. May 6, 2016 · As inheritor of the rich diet of Christian and classical learning he found in the library at Wearmouth-Jarrow, Bede, in seeking to make that learning accessible in his own day, stands at a kind of boundary between the world of late Antiquity and the church fathers, on the one hand, and the medieval world, on the other.

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