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Cynewulf is one of twelve[citation needed] Anglo-Saxon poets known by name, and one of four whose work survives today.He presumably flourished in the 9th century, with possible dates extending into the late 8th and early 10th centuries.He is famous for his religious compositions, and is regarded as one of the pre-eminent figures of Christian Old English poetry.