possible descent [10735]
Oslac the Thane of Isle of Wight Grand Butler of England [4800]
Osburga [4793]


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AEthelwulf King of England [4792]

Osburga [4793]

  • Marriage: AEthelwulf King of England [4792] about 830
  • Died: 846

bullet  General Notes:

some sources show her dying in 955.
She is often confused with St. Osburga who founded Coventry Abbey.
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 Ęthelstan of Wessex, Ęthelbald of Wessex <>, Ęthelberht of Wessex <>, Ęthelred of Wessex <>, and of his sister Ęthelswith , wife of King Burgred of Mercia <>. The internal chronology of Asser's life suggests that Osburga was alive after the second marriage of Ęthelwulf, to the Carolingian <> princess Judith <>, in 856.


Osburga married AEthelwulf King of England [4792] [MRIN: 1419], son of Ecgbert III of Wessex King of Wessex [4801] and Redburga [4804], about 830. (AEthelwulf King of England [4792] was born in 795 in Aachen, Kaln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, died on 13 Jan 858 in Stamridge, Wessex and was buried in Steyning Church, then the Old Minster, Winchester. Bones now in Winchester Cathedral.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

• Marriage Fact, 853.

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