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Dates: 675 - 675 (Dates are approximate. These are the dates Caedmon flourished. ) 

Caedmon lived in the mid-seventh century and is the first known English poet . He was a herdsman at the double monastery at Whitby in northern England. The eighth-century chronicler Bede tells of how Caedmon awoke from a divinely inspired dream with the ability to create beautiful verse, the first of which was Caedmon’s Hymn. The poems Genesis, Exodus, Daniel, and Christ and Satan in the Junius manuscript (Bodleian Library) have also been attributed to Caedmon, although this theory is no longer credible. Caedmon died between 670 and 680 at Whitby Abbey. TLM