Æthelbald, King of Wessex

831 - 860

Æthelbald, King of Wessex

Æthelbald, King of Wessex (died 860), was the second of five sons of King Æthelwulf of Wessex. In 850, Æthelbald's elder brother Æthelstan defeated the Vikings in the first recorded sea battle in English history, but he is not recorded afterwards and probably died in the early 850s. The next year Æthelwulf and Æthelbald inflicted another defeat on the Vikings at the Battle of Aclea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Æthelbald, King of Wessex has received more than 368,936 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 5,102nd most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Æthelbald, King of Wessex ranks 5,072 out of 14,801Before him are Zillur Rahman, George Canning, Tukulti-Ninurta II, Ishbi-Erra, Hans-Rudolf Merz, and Fu Hao. After him are Lucius Antonius, Géza Lakatos, Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, Prince Gong, Margaret of York, and Emperor Yōzei.

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Among people born in 831, Æthelbald, King of Wessex ranks 1 Among people deceased in 860, Æthelbald, King of Wessex ranks 4Before him are Halfdan the Black, Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Kathir al-Farghani, and Pribina.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Æthelbald, King of Wessex ranks 1,076 out of 5,347Before him are Henry Gray (1827), John Wilkins (1614), Jared Harris (1961), Domnall mac Ailpín (812), David Edward Hughes (1831), and George Canning (1770). After him are Adam Ferguson (1723), Margaret of York (1446), Edward Frankland (1825), Dusty Springfield (1939), Dave Gahan (1962), and Thomas Lawrence (1769).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Æthelbald, King of Wessex ranks 178Before him are Catherine Ashton (1956), Denis Thatcher (1915), John Bowring (1792), Matilda of England, Duchess of Saxony (1156), Domnall mac Ailpín (812), and George Canning (1770). After him are Margaret of York (1446), Prince Edward, Duke of Kent (1935), Louis Lucien Bonaparte (1813), Lord Randolph Churchill (1849), Penda of Mercia (606), and Fletcher Christian (1764).