Bede the Venerable

Bede the Venerable

Birth
Death 25 May 735 (aged 61–62)
Jarrow, Metropolitan Borough of South Tyneside, Tyne and Wear, England
Burial Durham, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England
Memorial ID 21856 · View Source
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Bede was the greatest writer in Anglo-Saxon literature. He wrote both poetry and prose, history and hagiography. We rely on him almost entirely for the early history of England - through his 'Ecclesiastical History of the English People' - relying on and recording local tradition. His wide learning stretched from Latin and Greek, to astronomy and medicine. He is simply a giant of what used to be called the Dark Ages. The church of St. Peter in Jarrow still boasts a window whose glass dates to Bede's time.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 21 Apr 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial 21856
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bede the Venerable (673–25 May 735), Find a Grave Memorial no. 21856, citing Durham Cathedral, Durham, Durham Unitary Authority, County Durham, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .