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Aethelwulf (b. Abt. 800, d. January 13, 857/58)Aethelwulf (son of Egbert and Redburh)13, 14, 15 was born Abt. 800, and died January 13, 857/58.He married (1) Osburh on Abt. 830, daughter of Oslac.He married (2) Judith Of the West Franks on October 01, 856, daughter of Charles II and Hermintrudis of Orléans.
Notes for Aethelwulf:
Reigned 839-856 (abdicated). Under-king of Kent 825-839 and 856-858.Renown for his military prowess, he reputedly defeated 350 viking ships (851).He reduced taxation, endowed the Church, made lay lands inheritable, and provided systems of poor relief.
also spelled Ethelwulfd. 858
Anglo-Saxon king in England, the father of King Alfred the Great. As ruler of the West Saxons from 839 to 856, he allied his kingdom ofWessex with Mercia and thereby withstood invasions by DanishVikings.
The son of the great West Saxon king Egbert (ruled 802-839), Aethelwulf ascended the throne four years after the Danes had egun large-scale raids on the English coast. In 851 he scored a major victory over a large Danish army at a place called Aclea inSurrey. Aethelwulf then married his daughter to the Mercian king Burgred (853), and in856 he himself married the daughter of Charles II the Bald, king of the West Franks.Aethelwulf was deposed by a rival faction upon his return from a pilgrimage to Rome in856, but he continued to rule Kent and several other eastern provinces until his death.In addition to Alfred the Great (ruled 871-899), three of Aethelwulf's four other sonsbecame kings of Wessex.
 REF: 'The World Book Encyclopedia', 1968, p E291. 'Royalty forCommoners', Roderick W. Stuart, 1993, p 185: Reigned 839-856(abdicated). Under-king of Kent 825-839 & 856-858. Renowned for hismilitary prowess, he reputedly defeated 350 Viking ships (year 851, atOakley, England). He reduced taxation, endowed the Church, made laylands inheritable, & provided systems of poor relief. Ethelwulf becameking of the West Saxons in England when his father, Egbert, died in839. In 851, he became the first ruler in all western Europe to defeata viking army in a major battle.
REF: "Fighting Kings of Wessex", Baker: Sent by his father Ecgbert in 825 into Kent to drive out Baldred, the Mercian regulus. Not onlyKent, Sussex & Surrey, but Essex too gave their submission toAethilwulf. Suddenly Wessex was N of the Thames.
More About Aethelwulf:
Acceded: February 04, 838/39, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey.
Burial: Unknown, Winchester Cathedral, London, England.
More About Aethelwulf and Osburh:
Marriage: Abt. 830
More About Aethelwulf and Judith Of the West Franks:
Marriage: October 01, 856
Children of Aethelwulf and Osburh are:
- +Alfred, b. 849, Wantage, Berkshire, England/Wantage, England, d. October 28, 899.