Alfred the Great

A.D. 849-899, king of the West Saxons 871-899.

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  • Alfred the Great — • King of the West Saxons (849 899) Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Alfred the Great     Alfred the Great     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Alfred the Great — A.D. 849 899; king of Wessex (871 899): put an end to Dan. conquests in England: promoted Eng. culture …   English World dictionary

  • Alfred the Great — Infobox British Royalty|Monarch name =Alfred the Great title =King of the Anglo Saxons caption =Statue of Alfred the Great, Winchester reign =23 April 871 ndash; 26 October 899 predecessor =Æthelred of Wessex successor =Edward the Elder issue… …   Wikipedia

  • Alfred the Great — (849 899)    The most important and influential of the Saxon kings of England, Alfred has been known as the Great since the sixteenth century. As king of Wessex he was involved in a prolonged struggle with the Danes, who invaded England almost… …   Encyclopedia of Barbarian Europe

  • Alfred the Great — (ca. 848–899)    Alfred the Great was king of Wessex from 871 to 899, and was successful in defending his kingdom from Danish invaders and even in expanding his holdings at the expense of the Danes. But beyond preserving an independent Anglo… …   Encyclopedia of medieval literature

  • Alfred the Great — Statue Alfreds des Großen bei Winchester. Alfred der Große (auch Ælfred von Altenglisch: Ælfrēd) (* zwischen 847 und 849 in Wantage (Oxfordshire); † 26. Oktober 899), ab 871 König der West Sachsen (Wessex) und ab etwa 886 der Angelsachsen, war… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alfred the Great — noun king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849 899) • Syn: ↑Alfred • Instance Hypernyms: ↑king, ↑male monarch, ↑Rex * * * A.D. 849 899, king of the West Saxons 871 899. * * * Alfred the Great [Alfred the Great …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alfred the Great — Al|fred the Great (849 899) king of Wessex (871 899), the southwestern part of England …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Alfred the Great — Al′fred the Great′ [[t]ˈæl frɪd, frɛd[/t]] n. anh big a.d. 849–899, king of the West Saxons 871–899 …   From formal English to slang

  • ALFRED THE GREAT —    king of the West Saxons, and the most celebrated and greatest of all the Saxon kings. His troubles were with the Danes, who at the time of his accession infested the whole country north of the Thames; with these he fought nine battles with… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Alfred the Great — /ˈælfrəd/ (say alfruhd) noun AD 849–899, king of Wessex 871–899, overlord of England; defeated invading Danes and established the overlordship of the West Saxon royal house, built the first English fleet, encouraged education, and translated or… …   Australian English dictionary

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