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Bede (Old English: Bǣda, Bēda; 672/3 – 26 May 735), also known as Saint Bede, the Venerable Bede, and Bede the Venerable (Latin: Bēda Venerābilis), was an English Benedictine monk at the monastery of St. Peter and its companion monastery of St. Paul in the Kingdom of Northumbria of the Angles (contemporarily Monkwearmouth–Jarrow Abbey in Tyne and Wear, England). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bede has received more than 1,630,836 page views. His biography is available in 63 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 25th most popular historian.

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Among historians, Bede ranks 25 out of 292Before him are Procopius, Johann Joachim Winckelmann, Johan Huizinga, Arnold J. Toynbee, Jacob Burckhardt, and Marc Bloch. After him are Eric Hobsbawm, Edward Gibbon, Hecataeus of Miletus, Leopold von Ranke, Hippolyte Taine, and Arrian.

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Among people born in 672, Bede ranks 1 Among people deceased in 735, Bede ranks 1After him is Odo the Great.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Bede ranks 229 out of 5,347Before him are Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (1947), Joe Cocker (1944), Anna Wintour (1949), Francis Galton (1822), and James George Frazer (1854). After him are Andrew Carnegie (1835), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Ben Kingsley (1943), William Henry Bragg (1862), Anne Brontë (1820), and Richard Cromwell (1626).

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), C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), Henry Thomas Buckle (1821), Peter Burke (1937), E. P. Thompson (1924), Norman Davies (1939), Ian Kershaw (1943), Steven Runciman (1903), and Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800).