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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 868,574 page views. Her biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Ealhswith is the 279th most popular companion (up from 397th in 2019), the 843rd most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 28th most popular British Companion.

Ealhswith was the wife of King Edward the Elder. She was the daughter of Earl Algar, and sister of Earl Leofric. Her first husband was Ordgar, a nobleman from Devon.

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Among companions, Ealhswith ranks 279 out of 687Before her are Julia Drusilla, Christina of Saxony, Louise of Great Britain, Pat Nixon, Mary Todd Lincoln, and Joseph Ferdinand of Bavaria. After her are Flavia Maximiana Theodora, Constance of Castile, Statilia Messalina, Dorothea of Brandenburg, Elizabeth of Bohemia, and Berengaria of Portugal.

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Among people born in 852, Ealhswith ranks 2Before her is Zhu Wen. After her are Bořivoj I, Duke of Bohemia and Nicholas Mystikos. Among people deceased in 902, Ealhswith ranks 1After her is Al-Mu'tadid.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Ealhswith ranks 843 out of 6,924Before her are Emperor Norton (1818), Arthur Hailey (1920), John Kendrew (1917), Tom Simpson (1937), Charlotte Cooper (1870), and Edward Burne-Jones (1833). After her are Wat Tyler (1341), Elizabeth Gaskell (1810), Duncan Edwards (1936), David I of Scotland (1084), Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis (1738), and Michael York (1942).

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