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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Five years later King Alfred of Wessex did a deal with the Viking leader, whereby the Mercians were partitioned into an English western half and a Danish east.
Within four years he had been succeeded by the indomitable Earldorman Aethelred, who secured an alliance with Alfred of Wessex by marrying the king's daughter, Aethelflaed.
His life of King Alfred of Wessex is the earliest source to mention Offa's Dyke, built on the orders of King Offa of Mercia (d.