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Ecgberht

Lithuanian: Egbertas
别名字号 "Egbert", "Ecgberht", "Ecgbert", "Ecgbriht;"
生日 (69)
出生地 Wessex, England
逝世 约838年11月19日 (61-77)
Wessex, England
葬于 Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
直接亲属

Ealhmund, Under King Of Kent之子
Rædburh, queen consort of Wessex的丈夫
Aethelwulf, king of Wessex之父
Saint Alburga的兄弟

Occupation: King of Wessex. Reigned 802-839.
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About Egbert, king of Wessex

Egbert of Wessex (also spelled Ecgberht, Ecgbert or Ecgbriht; 769 or 771 – 839) was King of Wessex from 802 until his death in 839. His father was Ealhmund of Kent. In the 780s Egbert was forced into exile by Offa of Mercia and Beorhtric of Wessex, but on Beorhtric's death in 802 Egbert returned and took the throne.

Little is known of the first 20 years of Egbert's reign, but it is thought that he was able to maintain Wessex's independence against the kingdom of Mercia, which at that time dominated the other southern English kingdoms. In 825 Egbert defeated Beornwulf of Mercia and ended Mercia's supremacy at the Battle of Ellandun, and proceeded to take control of the Mercian dependencies in southeastern England. In 829 Egbert defeated Wiglaf of Mercia and drove him out of his kingdom, temporarily ruling Mercia directly. Later that year Egbert received the submission of the Northumbrian king at Dore. The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle subsequently described Egbert as a bretwalda, or "Ruler of Britain".

Egbert was unable to maintain this dominant position, and within a year Wiglaf regained the throne of Mercia. However, Wessex did retain control of Kent, Sussex and Surrey; these territories were given to Egbert's son Æthelwulf to rule as a subking under Egbert. When Egbert died in 839, Æthelwulf succeeded him; the southeastern kingdoms were finally absorbed into the kingdom of Wessex after Æthelwulf's death in 858.

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Egbert, king of Wessex的年谱

769
769年
Wessex, England
795
795年
26岁
Wessex Kingdom, England
802
802年
- 839年
33岁
827
827年
58岁
King of Wessex
838
838年11月19日
69岁
Wessex, England
839
839年
69岁
Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
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King of, England, 829-838/9