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𝐅𝐀𝐂𝐓𝐒 𝐀𝐁𝐎𝐔𝐓 𝐒𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐓
St. Bede the Venerable, Bede also spelled Baeda or Beda, (born 672/673, traditionally Monkton in Jarrow, Northumbria [England]—died May 25, 735, Jarrow; canonized 1899; feast day May 25), Anglo-Saxon theologian, historian, and chronologist. St. Bede is best known for his Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum (“Ecclesiastical History of the English People”), a source vital to the history of the conversion to Christianity of the Anglo-Saxon tribes.
During his lifetime and throughout the Middle Ages, Bede’s reputation was based mainly on his scriptural commentaries, copies of which found their way to many of the monastic libraries of western Europe. The method of dating events from the time of the incarnation, or Christ’s birth—i.e., AD (anno Domini, “in the year of our Lord”)—came into general use through the popularity of the Historia ecclesiastica and the two works on chronology. Bede’s influence was perpetuated at home through the school founded at York by his pupil Archbishop Egbert of York and was transmitted to the rest of Europe by Alcuin, who studied there before becoming master of Charlemagne’s palace school at Aachen.
𝘖 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵, 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘔𝘰𝘳𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘳, 𝘚𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘌𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘯𝘢𝘭, 𝘴𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘣𝘰𝘸, 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘯 𝘶𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘰𝘮 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘨𝘳𝘦𝘺𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘢𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘺, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘸 𝘪𝘯 𝘶𝘴 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘨𝘪𝘧𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘰𝘱𝘦. 𝘈𝘮𝘦𝘯.