Egbert, King Of Wessex 1
- Born: Abt 784, Of, , Wessex, England
- Marriage: Redburh, Queen Of Wessex , , Wessex, England
- Died: After 19 Nov 838, , , Wessex, England, after age 54
- Buried: , Wessex, , England
Ancestral File Number: G70H-62.
Egbert, king of Wessex, was a descendant of Cerdic, the founder of that kingdom. While young he was banished by Brihtric, and after a short stay at the court of Offa <kingiops.html>, fled to France, and lived at the court of Charlemagne. He succeeded Brihtric in 800, and appears to have reigned in peace till 809, when he began to make war on the tribes occupying the south-west quarter of England. Ten years later he began the course of conquest which ended in making him, in 827, king of all England. He then received the ancient honourable title of Bretwalda, which had long been disused. The sovereigns of Mercia, East Anglia, and Northumbria were, however, not dispossessed, but became tributary to Egbert. In the latter years of his reign the Northmen made several descents upon England, and were defeated by him in Cornwall in 835. Egbert died in 837, and was succeeded by his son Ethelwolf.
Egbert, married Redburh, Queen Of Wessex in , , Wessex, England. (Redburh, Queen Of Wessex was born about 788 in Of, , Wessex, England.)