Caedmon, English Religious Poet
(fl. 657-680)

Memorial to Caedmon, St Mary's
Churchyard, Whitby (detail)

Just the Facts:
  • Name: Caedmon
  • Date: fl. 657-680
  • Place: Whitby, UK
  • Language: Old English/Anglo-Saxon
  • Who he was: English poet and lay monastic herder who learned to compose in a dream; only known surviving work is "Hymn in Praise of God," commonly known as "Caedmon's Hymn."

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