Alfred the Great

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Alfred the Great

(ˈælfrɪd)
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(Biography) 849–99, king of Wessex (871–99) and overlord of England, who defeated the Danes and encouraged learning and writing in English

Al′fred the Great′

(ˈæl frɪd, -frɛd)
n.
A.D. 849–899, king of the West Saxons 871–899.
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Noun1.Alfred the Great - king of Wessex; defeated the Vikings and encouraged writing in English (849-899)
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4) The denotation "the Great" is certainly not earlier than the seventeenth century and was popularized by Sir John Spelman's The Life of Aelfred the Great (Oxford, 1709), and by Paul de Rapin-Thoyras, The History of England, 15 vols.