Alfred the Great

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Alfred the Great

(ˈælfrɪd)
n
(Biography) 849–99, king of Wessex (871–99) and overlord of England, who defeated the Danes and encouraged learning and writing in English
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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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King Alfred of Wessex at first had to retreat from the overwhelming army, but eventually managed to push back the Vikings.
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.