Person:Cerdic of Wessex (1)

Cerdic of Wessex
b.Abt 467 Bayern, Germany
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Name Cerdic of Wessex
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 467 Bayern, GermanyHouse of Wessex, (ancient Saxony, northern Germany)
Marriage 492 to Unknown
Death? 534 Wessex, England

 No accepted parents?

Reference Number? Q366048?

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Cerdic is described in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle as a leader of the Anglo-Saxon settlement of Britain, being the founder and first king of Saxon Wessex, reigning from 519 to 534 AD. Subsequent kings of Wessex were each claimed by the Chronicle to descend in some manner from Cerdic. His origin, ethnicity, and even his very existence have been extensively disputed. However, though claimed as the founder of Wessex by later West Saxon kings, he would have been known to contemporaries as king of the Gewissae, a folk or tribal group. The first king of the Gewissae to call himself 'King of the West Saxons', was Caedwalla, in a charter of 686.

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  1. Cerdic of Wessex, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Anglo-Saxon Bishops, Kings & Nobles, Eng. 104, p. 255, 330, 331.
  3.   The Royal Line of Succession, A16A225, p. 5.
  4.   Hist. of the Anglo-Saxons, Eng. 36, v. 1, p. 232-239.
  5.   Kaiser und Koenig Gen. Hist. 25, pt 1, p. 93, 95.
  6.   Only one of the ancient chronicles mentions Crioda as a son of Cerdic, and father to Cynric. Other sources claim Cynric was the son of Cerdic and not his grandson. However, it has been generally accepted that Crioda was the father of Cynric and son of Cerdic, so it is accepted as such for this compilation.