Æðelwulf King of Wessex

Male Abt 795 - 858  (~ 63 years)


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  • Name , Æðelwulf 
    Suffix King of Wessex 
    Born Abt 795 
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Jan 858 
    Buried Winchester Cathedral Hampshire England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9615  GrangerMusgrave
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2009 

    Father Ecgbeorht King of Wessex,   b. Abt 769,   d. 4 Feb 839  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Redburga 
    Family ID F7570  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Osburga,   d. Abt 850 
    Married 830 
    Children 
     1. Judith,   d. 910
     2. Ælfræd King of Wessex,   b. 846, Wantage Oxfordshire England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 25 Oct 899  (Age 53 years)
    Last Modified 25 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F6722  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Judith Princesse de France,   b. 843 
    Married 1 Oct 856  Verberie sur Oise France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F6671  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Æðelwulf King of Wessex gained the title of Subregulus of Kent Essex Sussex and Surrey between 825 and 828.
      He succeeded to the title of King Æðelwulf of Wessex on 4 February 839.
      He was crowned King of Wessex in 839 at Kingston-upon-Thames London England.
      He abdicated as King of Wessex between 855 and 856.
      Ethelwulf was the son of King Egbert and had previously ruled Kent and adjoining minor kingdoms. He continued wars against the Danes and had a victory at the mouth of the Parret in Somerset in 845 and again in 851 when he beat a force of 350 ships' companies who attacked Canterbury. Ethelwulf helped the Mercians against the Welsh and then married the Mercian king's daughter. He was a religious man and in 855 undertook a pilgrimage to Rome leaving the country in charge of Ethelbald his eldest son. On his return to avoid civil war he allowed Ethelbald to retain Wessex while he ruled Kent and other parts of south eastern England.


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