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Alfred the Great
Birth: 849
Death: Oct. 26, 899

Anglo-Saxon monarch. The son of King Aethelwulf and his queen, Osburga. He married Ealswitha of Mercia in 868, and succeeded his brother Aethelred in 871. Known as one of the greatest kings ever to rule mankind, his reign began amidst devasting viking raids. He defended his kingdom effectively, formulated a code of laws, and instituted a dramatic rebirth of scholastic and religious activity, as well as the arts. Alfred was not only a successful military leader, but a scholar as well, who translated Latin texts into the Anglo-Saxon language. The "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle," the record of the English race, was inspired by Alfred. He is the only monarch in the history of England to be referred to as "the Great." He died at the age of 50. (bio by: VampireRed) 
 
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  Ealhswith Of The Gaini*
 
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Winchester Cathedral *
Winchester
City of Winchester
Hampshire, England
*Former burial location
 
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Record added: May 18, 2001
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My 34th great grandfather.
- jfoote
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014
RIP
- AngelSeeker
 Added: Dec. 16, 2013
Just found out that your my husbands 37th great-grandfather! R.I.P
- Sarah King
 Added: Dec. 12, 2013
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