Æthelwulf of Wessex
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Who is Æthelwulf of Wessex?
æthelwulf Of Wessex a.k.a. Æthelwulf of Wessex: Æthelwulf, also spelled Aethelwulf or Ethelwulf; Old English: Æþelwulf, meaning "Noble Wolf", was King of Wessex from 839 until his death in 858. He was the only known child of King Egbert of Wessex. He conquered the kingdom of Kent on behalf of his father in 825, and was sometime later made King of Kent as a sub-king to Egbert. He succeeded his father as King of Wessex on Egbert's death in 839, at which time his kingdom stretched from the county of Kent in the east to Devon in the west. At the same time his eldest son Æthelstan became sub-king of Kent as a subordinate ruler.
- also known as Ethelwulf of Wessex
- born in (1221 years ago) in Aachen, child of Egbert of Wessex and Redburga
- religion: Christianity
- parent of
- died on (1157 years ago) in Wessex
- buried in Winchester Cathedral, Old Minster, Winchester
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