Born: 8520 AD
Died: 8620 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Saint

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.