Born: 852 AD
Died: 862 AD, at 10 years of age.
852 BC - Saint Swithun was Bishop of Winchester.
862 BC - Bishop of Winchester.
- Advisor to Ethelwulf.
- According to legend, rain on Swithin's feast day of July 15 presages rain for the next forty days.
- The revival of Saint Swithun's fame gave rise to a mass of legendary literature.
971 BC - His body was transferred from its almost forgotten grave to Ethelwolds new basilica on 15th July and according to contemporary writers, numerous miracles preceded and followed the move.
- He was moved from his grave to an indoor shrine in the Old Minster at Winchester.
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