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  • ID: I23876
  • Name: Aethelberht King of Kent & WESSEX 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 828 in Wessex, England
  • Death: BET 865 AND 866 in (dsp) 2
  • Event: Ruled 860-865/866 2
  • Note: Aethelberht (d. 856/866), king of the West Saxons, or Wessex, who succeeded to the sub-kingdom of Kent during the lifetime of his father Aethelwulf and retained it until the death of his elder brother Aethelbald in 860, when he became sole king of Wessex and Kent, the younger brothers Aethelred and Alfred renouncing their claim. He ruled these kingdoms for five years. His reign was marked by two serious attacks from the Danes, who destroyed Winchester in 860, in spite of the resistance of the ealdormen Osric and Aethelwulf. In 865 the danes ravaged Kent. [Encyclopaedia Britannica]



    Father: Aethelwulf King of Kent & WESSEX b: 806 in Wessex, England
    Mother: Osburh (Osberg) b: 810 in Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: Aethelberht
    2. Title: Encyclopedia Britannica, Treatise on
      Page: United Kingdom, Sovereigns of Britain
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