Cerdic of Wessex

467 - 534

Cerdic of Wessex

Cerdic (; Latin: Cerdicus) is cited in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as a leader of the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain, being the founder and first king of Saxon Wessex, reigning from 519 to 534 AD. Subsequent kings of Wessex were each claimed by the Chronicle to descend in some manner from Cerdic. His origin, ethnicity, and even his very existence have been extensively disputed. However, though claimed as the founder of Wessex by later West Saxon kings, he would have been known to contemporaries as king of the Gewissae, a folk or tribal group. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cerdic of Wessex has received more than 505,914 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 6,413th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Cerdic of Wessex ranks 6,375 out of 14,801Before him are Wolf-Heinrich Graf von Helldorff, Pierre Gemayel, Kjell Magne Bondevik, Haakon Magnusson of Norway, Humberto Delgado, and Eleonore Reuss of Köstritz. After him are Philip, Elector Palatine, Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, Frederick III, Landgrave of Thuringia, Fujiwara no Kamatari, Nguyễn Hữu Thọ, and William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg.

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Among people born in 467, Cerdic of Wessex ranks 3Before him are Leo II and Emperor Senka.  Among people deceased in 534, Cerdic of Wessex ranks 4Before him are Theuderic I, Athalaric, and Anthemius of Tralles. After him are Godomar II and Marcellinus Comes.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Cerdic of Wessex ranks 1,342 out of 5,347Before him are Warren Hastings (1732), Svein Knutsson (1016), James Connolly (1868), Vinnie Jones (1965), Peter Collins (1931), and Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (1341). After him are Bertram Ramsay (1883), Steven Berkoff (1937), Catherine Eddowes (1842), Joseph Boxhall (1884), Frederic Bartlett (1886), and Edward Waring (1736).

Among POLITICIANS In United Kingdom

Among politicians born in United Kingdom, Cerdic of Wessex ranks 220Before him are Henry Campbell-Bannerman (1836), Thomas Pelham-Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle (1693), Warren Hastings (1732), Svein Knutsson (1016), James Connolly (1868), and Edmund of Langley, 1st Duke of York (1341). After him are Charlie Whiting (1952), Lulach (1030), Herbert Pitman (1877), John A. Macdonald (1815), Herbert Samuel, 1st Viscount Samuel (1870), and Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool (1770).