Wermund 'the Wise' Wihtlægsson (Waermund), King of Anglia (275 - 350) MP

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Nicknames: "Vermund", "Warmund", "Garmund", "The Wise", "The Sage", "of the Angels", "of Saxony", "of Mercia"
Birthplace: Saxony, Germany
Death: Died
Occupation: King of Zealand and/or Angel, Kung i Danmark
Managed by: Henrik Nissen Sætness
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About Wermund 'the Wise' Wihtlægsson (Waermund), King of Anglia

Wermund or Garmund is an ancestor of the Mercian royal family through his son Uffe (Offa). Some genealogies present him as a son of Wihtlaeg and a grandson of Odin, but the Danish histories written by Saxo Grammaticus disagree with this concept.

He appears to have reigned in Angel, and his story is preserved by certain Danish historians, especially Saxo Grammaticus. According to these traditions, his reign was long and happy, though its prosperity was eventually marred by the raids of a warlike king named Athislus, who slew Frowinus, the governor of Schleswig, in battle. Frowinus's death was avenged by his two sons, Keto and Wigo, but their conduct in fighting together against a single man was thought to constitute a national disgrace, which was only reconciled by the subsequent single combat of Offa.

It has been suggested that Athislus, though called king of the Swedes by Saxo, was really identical with the Eadgils, lord of the Myrgingas, mentioned in Widsith. As Eadgils was a contemporary of Ermanaric (also known as Eormenric), who died about 370, his date would agree with the indication given by the genealogies which place Wermund nine generations above Penda. Frowinus and Wigo are doubtless to be identified with the Freawine and Wig who figure among the ancestors of the kings of Wessex.

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ID: I102197

Name: WERMUND

Prefix: RÍC AF ANGEL

Sex: M

Birth: Bef 300 CE

Death: Aft 350 CE 1

Event: Ríc af Angel Coronation Abt 350 CE

Change Date: 14 Jan 2009 at 16:57

Father: WIHTLÆG AF ANGELN b: Abt 237 CE

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown

Married:

Change Date: 14 Jan 2009

Children

OFFA b: Bef 350 CE

Sources:

Abbrev: Sutton Folk Family Tree 3175463.ged

Title: Sutton Folk Family Tree

Sutton Folk Family Tree 3175463.ged

Author: Folk, Linda Sutton

Publication: www.worldconnect.rootsweb.com -------------------- "Vermund", "Warmund", "Garmund", "The Wise", "The Sage", "of the Angels", "of Saxony", "of Mercia" King of Zealand

Wermund or Garmund is an ancestor of the Mercian royal family through his son Uffe (Offa). Some genealogies present him as a son of Wihtlaeg and a grandson of Odin, but the Danish histories written by Saxo Grammaticus disagree with this concept.

He appears to have reigned in Angel, and his story is preserved by certain Danish historians, especially Saxo Grammaticus. According to these traditions, his reign was long and happy, though its prosperity was eventually marred by the raids of a warlike king named Athislus, who slew Frowinus, the governor of Schleswig, in battle. Frowinus's death was avenged by his two sons, Keto and Wigo, but their conduct in fighting together against a single man was thought to constitute a national disgrace, which was only reconciled by the subsequent single combat of Offa.

It has been suggested that Athislus, though called king of the Swedes by Saxo, was really identical with the Eadgils, lord of the Myrgingas, mentioned in Widsith. As Eadgils was a contemporary of Ermanaric (also known as Eormenric), who died about 370, his date would agree with the indication given by the genealogies which place Wermund nine generations above Penda. Frowinus and Wigo are doubtless to be identified with the Freawine and Wig who figure among the ancestors of the kings of Wessex.

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Wermund 'the Wise' Wihtlægsson, King of Anglia's Timeline

275
275
Saxony, Germany
335
335
Age 60
Angeln, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany
350
350
Age 75
390
390
Age 75
Denmark
1953
November 10, 1953
Age 75
1954
May 3, 1954
Age 75
1955
September 20, 1955
Age 75
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