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Bede (; Old English: Bēda [ˈbeːdɑ]; 672/3 – 26 May 735), also known as Saint Bede, the Venerable Bede, and Bede the Venerable (Latin: Beda Venerabilis), was an English monk, author and scholar. He was one of the greatest teachers and writers during the Early Middle Ages, and his most famous work, Ecclesiastical History of the English People, gained him the title "The Father of English History". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bede has received more than 2,813,431 page views. His biography is available in 68 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 66 in 2019). Bede is the 31st most popular historian (down from 26th in 2019), the 275th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 261st in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Historian.

Bede is most famous for his work, "The Ecclesiastical History of the English People." In this book, he tells the story of the English people from the time of the Roman conquest to the time of King Alfred.

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Among historians, Bede ranks 31 out of 561Before him are Arrian, Johan Huizinga, Saxo Grammaticus, Marc Bloch, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, and Hippolyte Taine. After him are Jacob Burckhardt, Edward Gibbon, Ibn Ishaq, Quintus Curtius Rufus, Eric Hobsbawm, and Jacques Le Goff.

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Among people born in 672, Bede ranks 1 Among people deceased in 735, Bede ranks 1After him are Odo the Great, and Prince Toneri.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bede ranks 275 out of 8,785Before him are Daniel Day-Lewis (1957), Edward Victor Appleton (1892), Frank Whittle (1907), Jane Goodall (1934), John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh (1842), and John Deacon (1951). After him are Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792), Emmeline Pankhurst (1858), Tony Scott (1944), Roger Penrose (1931), Andrew Carnegie (1835), and Thomas Andrews (1873).

Among HISTORIANS In United Kingdom

Among historians born in United Kingdom, Bede ranks 2Before him are Arnold J. Toynbee (1889). After him are Edward Gibbon (1737), Bernard Lewis (1916), Henry Thomas Buckle (1821), Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800), C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), Peter Burke (1937), Ian Kershaw (1943), Norman Davies (1939), Arnold Toynbee (1852), and E. P. Thompson (1924).