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Gewis

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sachsen, Germany
Death: (Date and location unknown)
Immediate Family:

Son of Wigg
Husband of N.N.
Father of Esla

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About Gewis

Gewis appears in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as the son of Wig and a descendant of Woden. He is also described as the father of Esla, the father of Elesa, the father of Cerdic of Wessex who invaded Britain and founded the kingdom of Wessex. That an earlier pedigree of the kings of Bernicia is very similar, except that it has Bernic, eponymous ancestors of the Bernicians, in the same place as the later Wessex pedigree substitutes Gewis, eponymous ancestor of the Gewisse or West Saxons, has led to the suggestion that the later Wessex pedigree may have been modified from that of the Bernicians.

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Gewis's Timeline

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383
Sachsen, Germany
411
411
Age 28
Sachsen, Germany
1911
June 20, 1911
Age 1528
June 20, 1911
Age 1528
1927
October 21, 1927
Age 1544
October 21, 1927
Age 1544
1953
December 18, 1953
Age 1570
December 18, 1953
Age 1570
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