651 in history

Died in 651

Aug 20 Oswine of Deira a King of Deira in northern England.
Aug 31 Aidan of Lindisfarne an Irish monk and missionary credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. He founded a monastic cathedral on the island of Lindisfarne, served as its first bishop, and travelled ceaselessly throughout the countryside, spreading the gospel to both the Anglo-Saxon nobility and to the socially disenfranchised