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Eorcenberht (of Kent) Kent (aft. 0620 - 0664)

Eorcenberht (Earconbert) "King of Kent" Kent formerly of Kent
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Husband of — married about 0640 [location unknown]
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Eorcenberht (Earconbert) of Kent (620/5 - 14 Jul 664) [1], [2],[3]

Preceded by
Eorcenberht, King of Kent
640 - 664
Succeeded by


Father: Eadbald, king of Kent[3]


m. (640/5) Sexburga of East Anglia.[1] Issue: 4

  • Ecgberht, King of Kent
  • Hlothhere, King of Kent
  • Saint Eorcengota, nun at Faremoutiers Abbey[3]
  • Saint Ermenilda (d.700/3), Abbess at Ely.[2][4]
m. Wulfhere, King of Mercia (638/9 - 675)
(p. Penda, King of Mercia and Cynewise)


"Then his son Eorcenberht succeeded to the kingdom; he overthrew all devil-worship in his kingdom, and was the first of the English kings to establish the Easter festival."
~ Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 640 A.D.


  1. Cawley, Charles, [,%20AngloSaxon%20&%20Danish%20Kings.htm#_ftnref323 ] in Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families. Foundation of Medieval Genealogy, ( : accessed 26 April 2020).
  2. Wikipedia: Seaxburh of Ely. Cause: plague
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Ecclesiastical History of the English People/Book 3
  4. Wikipedia: Seaxburh of Ely Alias: Ermenilda, Ermenildis, Ermengild; Wikipedia: Ermenilda of Ely
  5. Noted for banning and destroying idols.

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Can you please check this profile as it is coming up on the kent suggestions list for two issues:

1) using an out of use template

MEDIEVAL LANDS: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley © Foundation for Medieval Genealogy & Charles Cawley 2000-2018.

2) his death date 0664 is 7 years before the second child (Hlothhere) is showing as being born Thanks

posted by Sarah Long

Earconbert is 44 degrees from Ludwig Kraayenbrink, 25 degrees from Henry VIII of England and 40 degrees from Ferdinand von Zeppelin on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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