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 Ethelred I of Wessex

Ethelred I of Wessex

Original Name Aethelred I
Birth
Death 23 Apr 871 (aged 26–27)
Burial Wimborne Minster, East Dorset District, Dorset, England
Memorial ID 18689 · View Source
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English Medieval Monarch. He reigned as King of Wessex. Born the third son of Aethelwulf, King of Wessex and his consort Osburga of Hampshire. When Aethelwulf died in 858, his eldest son, Ethelbald, was already ruling Wessex. The remainder of the kingdom passed to Ethelwulf's second son Ethelbert. In 865 or 866 Aethelred succeeded his brother, Ethelbert, upon his death. He married Wulfrida around 868 and with her had at least one son. With his younger brother, Aelfred, he fought Danish invaders to a victory at the Battle of Merton in April 871. He died from wounds received in action at about age 27. He was succeeded by his brother Aelfred, known to history as "The Great".

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  • Added: 3 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18689
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ethelred I of Wessex (844–23 Apr 871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18689, citing St Cuthberga Churchyard, Wimborne Minster, East Dorset District, Dorset, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .