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Birthplace: ancient saxony, norhtern germany
Death: Died in Saxony, Germany
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: LZZ3-7RY, koning der Saksen
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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.

West Saxons Take Their Name From Him & His People, The Gewissae.

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Gewis's Timeline

ancient saxony, norhtern germany
Age 63
Saxony, Germany