Æthelwulf, King of Wessex

795 - 858

Æthelwulf, King of Wessex

Æthelwulf (; Old English for "Noble Wolf"; died 13 January 858) was King of Wessex from 839 to 858. In 825, his father, King Egbert, defeated King Beornwulf of Mercia, ending a long Mercian dominance over Anglo-Saxon England south of the Humber. Egbert sent Æthelwulf with an army to Kent, where he expelled the Mercian sub-king and was himself appointed sub-king. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Æthelwulf, King of Wessex has received more than 500,602 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,706th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Æthelwulf, King of Wessex ranks 1,696 out of 14,801Before him are Tvrtko I of Bosnia, King Wu of Zhou, Kamehameha I, Öz Beg Khan, Sasaki Kojirō, and Charles VIII of Sweden. After him are Emperor Wen of Han, Roh Tae-woo, Michael IX Palaiologos, Norodom Sihamoni, Mohammed Zahir Shah, and Alexandre Millerand.

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Among people born in 795, Æthelwulf, King of Wessex ranks 2Before him is Lothair I. After him are Mojmir I of Moravia and Emperor Muzong of Tang. Among people deceased in 858, Æthelwulf, King of Wessex ranks 2Before him is Pope Benedict III. After him are Kenneth MacAlpin, Emperor Montoku, Li Shangyin, and Sedulius Scottus.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Æthelwulf, King of Wessex ranks 394 out of 5,347Before him are Frances Hodgson Burnett (1849), Jim Clark (1936), Henry Hudson (1570), Randal Cremer (1828), Kate Bush (1958), and Graham Hill (1929). After him are Donald Pleasence (1919), John Smith (1580), Ben Jonson (1572), David Niven (1910), Ian Gillan (1945), and David Beckham (1975).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Æthelwulf, King of Wessex ranks 63Before him are William Ewart Gladstone (1809), Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900), Tony Blair (1953), Æthelred the Unready (968), Tristan (535), and Randal Cremer (1828). After him are Edward the Confessor (1003), Edward the Martyr (962), Halford Mackinder (1861), Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (1220), Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (1550), and Robert II of Scotland (1316).