849 – Alfred was born at Wantage.
854 – He was sent to Rome and anointed him as king by Pope Leo IV.
866 – The public life of Alfred began.
868 – He insuccessfully attempted to keep the invading Danes out of the adjoining kingdom of the Mercia. He married Ealswith.
871-899 – He served as the King of the Southern Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Wessex.
893 – He took up a position from where he could observe both forces.
899 – He died on October 26, 899.