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Bede ( Old English: Bǣda [ˈbæːdɑ], 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 and an 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 2,560,446 page views. His biography is available in 66 different languages on Wikipedia. Bede is the 26th most popular historian, the 261st most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 253rd 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 26 out of 339Before him are Mircea Eliade, Fernand Braudel, Leopold von Ranke, Johan Huizinga, Saxo Grammaticus, and Jacob Burckhardt. After him are Marc Bloch, Arrian, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Ibn Kathir, Eric Hobsbawm, and Hippolyte Taine.

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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 261 out of 7,765Before him are Joe Cocker (1944), Empress Matilda (1102), Anthony Giddens (1938), Owen Willans Richardson (1879), Graham Greene (1904), and Edmund I (921). After him are Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley (1545), Edmond Halley (1656), Jimmy Page (1944), Andrew Carnegie (1835), David Lloyd George (1863), and John Constable (1776).

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), C. Northcote Parkinson (1909), Peter Burke (1937), Anthony Blunt (1907), Thomas Babington Macaulay (1800), Norman Davies (1939), E. P. Thompson (1924), and Ian Kershaw (1943).