Æthelbald, King of Wessex

831 - 860

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Æthelbald (died 860) was King of Wessex from 855 to 860. He was the second of five sons of King Æthelwulf. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Æthelbald, King of Wessex has received more than 465,748 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Æthelbald, King of Wessex is the 4,239th most popular politician (up from 5,067th in 2019), the 963rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,076th in 2019) and the 162nd most popular British Politician.

Aethelbald was king of Wessex from 858 to 860. He was the son of King Aethelwulf of Wessex and his third wife Judith. Aethelbald was a king of Wessex in the late ninth century.

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Among politicians, Æthelbald, King of Wessex ranks 4,239 out of 15,710Before him are Mōri Motonari, Muhammad I of Granada, Bronisław Komorowski, Quintus Aurelius Symmachus, Zhao Tuo, and Fikret Abdić. After him are Gaafar Nimeiry, Julia Soaemias, Amine Gemayel, Osorkon II, Rudolf Kirchschläger, and Joseph Chamberlain.

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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. After him is Guy I of Spoleto.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Æthelbald, King of Wessex ranks 963 out of 6,924Before him are David Prowse (1935), Amy Winehouse (1983), Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March (1287), Kim Cattrall (1956), James Anderson (1680), and Philip Sclater (1829). After him are Joseph Chamberlain (1836), Clementine Churchill (1885), Winifred Wagner (1897), Samuel Crompton (1753), John Hanning Speke (1827), and Charles Edward, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884).

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