Person:Æthelburh of Wilton (1)

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Æthelburh of Wilton
b.abt 780 Kent, England
d.25 Dec 810
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Name[1] Æthelburh of Wilton
Gender Female
Birth? abt 780 Kent, EnglandCitation needed
Death[2] 25 Dec 810
Reference Number? Q4063418?

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Æthelburh or Alburga of Wilton (died 810), was a member of the royal house of Wessex, abbess of Wilton and a saint.

Alburga was the daughter of Ealhmund of Kent, Subregulus of Kent, half-sister of Egbert, King of Wessex, and wife of Wulfstan, ealdorman of Wiltshire (also known as Weohstan).

On her husband's death in 802, she turned the college of secular priests which he had established in an old church in Wilton, Wiltshire, into a Benedictine convent with twelve nuns, of which she became the abbess and is held to be the founder. She died there on Christmas Day 810, and her feast is celebrated accordingly on 25 December.

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  1. Stanton, Richard. A Menology of England and Wales. (London: Burns & Oates, Limited, 1892), pp. 607-608.
  2. Æthelburh of Wilton, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.