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Saint Bede the Venerable (c. 673 - 735) was an English monk in the northern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Northumbria. He is best known for the Ecclesiastical History of the English People, a history of the Church in England. He also wrote a number of Biblical commentaries and theological works.


He was declared a Doctor of the Church, signifying a significant contribution to theology, by Pope Leo XIII in 1899. His feast day is May 27 in the traditional calendar. 

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