Saint Bede the Venerable, also known as the Venerable Bede, was an Anglo-Saxon monk, historian, and theologian of the early 8th century. He lived and worked in the monastery of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the Kingdom of Northumbria, England. He is widely considered as one of the most learned and important figures of Anglo-Saxon England.
Bede was born in 673 AD, in the Kingdom of Northumbria, England. His parents sent him at a young age to live and study at the monastery where he was trained in the study of scripture, grammar, and music.
Bede spent his entire life as a monk in the monastery, where he dedicated himself to the study of the scriptures and the pursuit of knowledge. He wrote numerous works, including biblical commentaries, hymns, and histories, among others. Bede is best known for his "Ecclesiastical History of the English People," which is a comprehensive history of the Christian Church in England from its inception to the late 7th century. This work is considered one of the most important historical sources for the period and it helped shape the national identity of England. He was known as the "Father of English History."
Saint Bede was an influential figure in the early development of Christianity in England and was a proponent of the Roman Catholic Church. He was a skilled musician and wrote hymns that are still sung in the Church today. He was a devout Christian and his works reflect his deep faith and commitment to the Church.
Saint Bede the Venerable remains one of the most important figures of Anglo-Saxon England and a key figure in the history of the early Christian Church. His writings, scholarship, and devotion to the Church continue to inspire scholars and Christians alike.
Saint Bede died on May 25th, 735 AD, at the age of 62. He was revered as a saint shortly after his death and his feast day is celebrated on May 25th. He was canonized by the Catholic Church in 1899, and his writings and historical works are still widely read and studied today. He is the patron saint of scholars and historians.