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Alfred the Great

Born: 849 AD
Died: 899 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: King


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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