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Osburga Age: 66810876

Name
Osburga
Given names
Osburga

Osburh of WESSEX

Name
Osburh of WESSEX
Birth 810 25
Wessex, England

Birth 810 25
Wessex, England

MarriageÆthelwulf of WESSEXView family
yes

MarriageÆthelwulf of WESSEXView family
830 (Age 20)

Birth of a son
#1
Æthelred I of WESSEX
840 (Age 30)
Wantage, Berkshire, England

Birth of a son
#2
Alfred "the Great" of ENGLAND
846 (Age 36)
Wantage, Berkshire, England

Death 846 (Age 36)
Wessex, England

Birth of a son
#3
Alfred "the Great" of ENGLAND
848 (Age 38)
Wantage, Berkshire, England

Birth of a daughter
#4
Judith of WESSEX
854 (Age 44)
Wessex KIngdom, Saxony, England

Death of a husbandÆthelwulf of WESSEX
January 13, 857 (Age 47)
Stamridge

Death of a husbandÆthelwulf of WESSEX
January 13, 857 (Age 47)
Stamridge

Death of a husbandÆthelwulf of WESSEX
January 13, 858 (Age 48)
Stamridge, Wessex, England

Death of a husbandÆthelwulf of WESSEX
January 13, 858 (Age 48)
Stambridge, Esssex, England

Death of a husbandÆthelwulf of WESSEX
January 13, 858 (Age 48)
Stamridge, Wessex, England

Death of a husbandÆthelwulf of WESSEX
January 13, 858 (Age 48)
Stambridge, Esssex, England

Marriage of a childAlfred "the Great" of ENGLANDEalhswyth of MERCIAView family
868 (Age 58)

Death of a sonÆthelred I of WESSEX
April 15, 871 (Age 61)
Battle of Marton, England

Death after 876 (Age 66)
England

Family with parents - View family
father
Wessex.jpg Oslac of WESSEX
Birth: about 785Wessex, England
Wessex.jpg Osburga
Birth: 810 25Wessex, England
Death: after 876England
Family with Æthelwulf of WESSEX - View family
husband
Wessex.jpg Æthelwulf of WESSEX
Birth: 808 24 20Wessex, England
Death: January 13, 858Stamridge, Wessex, England
Wessex.jpg Osburga
Birth: 810 25Wessex, England
Death: after 876England
 
Marriage:   —
son
Æthelred I of WESSEX
Birth: 840 32 30Wantage, Berkshire, England
Death: April 15, 871Battle of Marton, England
Family with Æthelwulf of WESSEX - View family
husband
Wessex.jpg Æthelwulf of WESSEX
Birth: 808 24 20Wessex, England
Death: January 13, 858Stamridge, Wessex, England
Wessex.jpg Osburga
Birth: 810 25Wessex, England
Death: after 876England
 
Marriage: 830
19 years
son
AlfredtheGreat.jpg Alfred "the Great" of ENGLAND
Birth: 848 40 38Wantage, Berkshire, England
Death: October 26, 899Winchester, Hampshire, England
7 years
daughter
Wessex.jpg Judith of WESSEX
Birth: 854 46 44Wessex KIngdom, Saxony, England

 
Shared note
Osburga or Osburh was the first wife of King Æthelwulf of Wessex and mother of Alfred the Great, "a religious woman, noble both by birth and by nature". Osburga's existence is known only from Asser's Life of King Alfred. She is not named as witness to any charters, nor is her death reported in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. It is presumed, but nowhere recorded, that she was also the mother of Alfred's older brothers Æthelstan of Wessex, Æthelbald of Wessex, Æthelberht of Wessex, Æthelred of Wessex, and of his sister Æthelswith, wife of King Burgred of Mercia. The internal chronology of Asser's life suggests that Osburga was alive after the second marriage of Æthelwulf, to the Carolingian princess Judith, in 856. Osburga is described as the daughter of Oslac, pincerna (Chamberlain) of Æthelwulf's royal household. Oslac is described as a descendant of the fictitious Jutish kings Stuf and Wihtgar, and is also ascribed Gothic ancestry. Asser may not however have been familiar with Bede,who writes that the Jutish inhabitants of the Isle of Wight- descendants of Stuf (although Wihtgar was probably fictitious)-were "destroyed", so it is unlikely that Oslac was their descendant. Oslac and Osburga are known to have held Arreton Manor on the Isle of Wight. Oslac is described as "The Chief Butler of England", although it is uncertain what this title implies. Asser clearly identifies "Gothic" as synonymous with "Jute", although this is also uncertain. Ironically Alfred's Jutish blood and descent from the Isle of Wight kings more likely came from his father's side, via the sister of King Arwald, wife of Egbert I of Kent
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