852 - 902


Ealhswith or Ealswitha (died 5 December 902) was the wife of King Alfred the Great. Her father was a Mercian nobleman, Æthelred Mucel, Ealdorman of the Gaini, which is thought to be an old Mercian tribal group. Her mother was Eadburh, a member of the Mercian royal family, and according to the historian Richard Abels she was a descendant of King Cenwulf of Mercia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ealhswith has received more than 616,618 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 392nd most popular companion.

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Among companions, Ealhswith ranks 397 out of 586Before her are Natalia Pushkina, Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, Tanaquil, Tadj ol-Molouk, Princess Milica of Montenegro, and Matilda II, Countess of Boulogne. After her are Mariam-uz-Zamani, Anne of Bavaria, Irene of Montferrat, John I, Duke of Bourbon, Elizabeth de Burgh, and Berengaria of Barcelona.

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Among people born in 852, Ealhswith ranks 4Before her are Zhu Wen, Bořivoj I, Duke of Bohemia, and Nicholas Mystikos.  Among people deceased in 902, Ealhswith ranks 2Before her is Al-Mu'tadid.

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