Bede (/ˈbd/ BEED; Auld Inglis: [Bǣda or Bēda] error: {{lang}}: text haes italic markup (help); 672/673 – 26 May 735), an aa referred tae as Saunt Bede or the Venerable Bede (Laitin: Bēda Venerābilis), wis an Inglis monk at the monastery o Saunt Peter at Monkwearmouth an its companion monastery, Saunt Paul's, in modren Jarrow (see Monkwearmouth-Jarrow), County Durham, baith o which war then in the Kinrick o Northumbrie.

Saint Bede the Venerable
The Venerable Bede translates John 1902.jpg
The Venerable Bede Translates John by J. D. Penrose (ca 1902)
Doctor o the Kirk, Monk, Historian
Bornc. 673[1]
not recorded, possibly Monkton[1]
Dee'd26 Mey 735
Jarrow, Northumbria[1]
Veneratit inRoman Catholic Kirk, Eastren Orthodox Kirk, Anglican Communion, Lutheran Kirk
Canonised1899 recognised as Doctor o the Kirk, Roum by Pape Leo XIII
Major shrineDurham Cathedral.
Feast25 Mey (Wastren Kirks)
27 Mey (Orthodox Kirk an General Roman Calendar, atween 1899 an 1969)
PatronageInglis writers an historians; Jarrow


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Ray 2001, pp. 57–59