In the Old English poem Beowulf (eighth cent.), what nation did Beowulf come from? July 6, 2020November 30, 2011 by Pamela Landy In the Old English poem Beowulf (eighth cent.), Beowulf came from The Geats, a Scandinavian people. Related Answers Who said, “What this country needs is a really good five-cent cigar”? Who was the first woman to be commemorated on a U.S. postage stamp? Where did the English title for Marcel Proust’s A la recherche du temps perdu (1913-27) come from? When was the Emma Lazarus poem “The New Colossus” added to the Statue of Liberty? When Joey (Brandon DeWilde) calls out to Shane (Alan Ladd), “Come back!”, where is Shane supposed to come back to? When was English first spoken in England?