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Born: 4880 AD
Currently alive, at -2865 years of age.
Nationality: British
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488 – Hengist was born.

         – He was the semi-legendary ruler of Kent in southeast England. His name is Anglo-Saxon for "stallion".

         – The earliest clear source is Bede, whose Ecclesiastical History of the English People states that Hengest was brought to Britain by Vortigern as a mercenary, to fight the Picts

         – Hengest, meaning ‘Stallion’ in Anglo-Saxon, was an honorific name or nickname for an officer.

         – Hengest is a character in the Fight at Finnsburg narrative mentioned in the Finnsburg Fragment and the Beowulf poem.