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.
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