Person:Godwin, Earl of Wessex (1)

Godwin Wulfnothsson, Earl of Wessex
b.abt 0993 Wessex, England
Facts and Events
Name Godwin Wulfnothsson, Earl of Wessex
Alt Name Godwine
Gender Male
Birth[2] abt 0993 Wessex, EnglandHouse of Godwin
Marriage 1019 Of Halland, Swedento Gytha Thorkelsdóttir
Death[2] 15 Apr 1053 Winchester, Hampshire, England


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Godwin of Wessex (100115 April 1053) was one of the most powerful earls in England under the Danish king Cnut the Great and his successors. Cnut made him the first Earl of Wessex. Godwin was the father of King Harold Godwinson and Edith of Wessex, wife of King Edward the Confessor.

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References
  1.   Godwin, Earl of Wessex, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2. 2.0 2.1 GODWIN, son of WULFNOTH & his wife --- ([993]-Winchester 15 Apr 1053, bur Winchester Old Minster), in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.