Bede Beside BEDE THE VENERABLE and BEOAEDH (q.v.), there were three others.
(1) A name occurring in the pedigree of the kings of Lindisfari, as father to Biscop. SEE BENEDICTUS BISCOP.
(2) BEDA MAJOR, a priest mentioned by Bede himself as present with St. Cuthbert at his death. His epitaph, written by his pupil Suting, is given by Mabillon, Analecta (ed. nov. p. 381). He fixes the date at A.D. 681, Feb. 9; but as Cuthbert died soon after this, in 687, the epitaph must belong to another Bede.
(3) A monk contemporary with Charles the Great. Mabillon (Iter Italicum, p. 144), gives an epitaph recorded by Romanus as existing formerly in the Church of St. Peter at Rome; and Ware refers to Raphael of Volateria for the story that his tomb was at Genoa. A Life of Beda junior, who died at Genoa about 833, is given in the Acta SS. Boll. April, i, 867873.