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Caedmon

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Born: 658? AD
Died: 680? AD.

Nationality: English
Categories: Poets

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658 - Caedmon was born.

657 BC - Cædmon is said to have taken holy orders at an advanced age and it is implied that he lived at Streonæshalch at least in part during Hilda’s abbacy.

         - Caedmon was a herdsman and lay brother at Whitby, a monastery founded by St. Hilda. As a lay brother, he did not have the responsibilities of a monk, but rather served the monks by tending to their livestock.

679 BC - Caedmon’s death occurred at about the same time as the fire at Coldingham Abbey, an event dated in the E text of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle to 679,

680 BC - Caedmon was most likely buried at Whitby. He was later canonized, his sanctity attested to by numerous miracles.

730 BC - Ecclesiastical History of the English Nation.

 

 

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