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Æthelberht OF WESSEX, King of Wessex

Æthelberht OF WESSEX, King of Wessex

Male Abt 836 - Abt 865  (~ 29 years)

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  • Name Æthelberht OF WESSEX 
    Suffix King of Wessex 
    Born Abt 836  Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    History Æthelberht (or Ethelbert; Old English: Æþelberht, meaning "Magnificent Noble") was the King of Wessex from 860 to 865. He was the third son of Æthelwulf of Wessex and his first wife, Osburh. In 855 he became under-king of Kent while his father, Æthelwulf, visited Rome. His brother Æthelbald was left in charge of the West Saxons. After his father's death in 858 he succeeded him as king of Kent and the other eastern parts of the kingdom. When Æthelbald died childless in 860, the kingship of the West Saxons also passed to Æthelberht.
    Reign
    Like his father and brother he was also crowned at Kingston upon Thames. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle describes Æthelberht's reign as one of good harmony and lasting peace. Though this was true of internal affairs, the Vikings remained a great threat, unsuccessfully storming Winchester and ravaging eastern Kent.
    One development was that Wessex and its recent south-eastern conquests became a united kingdom. Unlike his predecessors, Æthelberht did not appoint another member of his family as under-king of Kent. A charter issued in the first year of Æthelberht's reign reflects an extraordinary new kind of assembly: it was the first charter of a West Saxon king to include a full complement both of West Saxon and of Kentish witnesses.
    Death
    Æthelberht died in 865 and was succeeded by his brother Æthelred. He was buried at Sherborne Abbey in Dorset beside his brother Æthelbald. 
    Died Abt Sep 865  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Abt Sep 865  Sherborne, Dorsetshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I54281  Reid Family | David's side of the family
    Last Modified 6 May 2013 

    Father Æthelwulf OF WESSEX, King of Wessex,   b. Abt 800, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 858, Stamridge, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Mother Osburh,   b. Abt 810, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 855, Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married Abt 828  Wessex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F36581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt Sep 865 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt Sep 865 - Sherborne, Dorsetshire, England Link to Google Earth
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