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The '''Venerable Bede''', (c. 672 - [[May 25]], 735) was a [[monk]] at the Northumbrian [[monastery]] of Saint Peter at Wearmouth (today part of Sunderland), and of its daughter monastery, Saint Paul's, in modern Jarrow. He is well known as an author and scholar, whose best-known work is ''[[Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum]]'' (''The Ecclesiastical History of the English People''), which gained him the title ''The Father of English History''. St. Bede wrote on many other topics, from music and musical metrics to [[scripture]] commentaries. His [[feast day]] is [[May 26]].
[[Image:Bede.jpg|right|thumb|325px|The Venerable Bede]]
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