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

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Eorcenberht (Earconbert) "King of Kent" Kent formerly of Kent
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Categories: This Day In History July 14.

Eorcenberht (Earconbert) of Kent (620/5 - 14 Jul 664)[1][1][2]

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



Father: Eadbald, king of Kent[2]


m. (640/5) Sexburga of East Anglia.[2] Issue: 4

  • Ecgberht, King of Kent
  • Hlothhere, King of Kent
  • Saint Eorcengota, nun at Faremoutiers Abbey[2]
  • Saint Ermenilda (d.700/3), Abbess at Ely.[3][3]
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.


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

  1. Wikipedia: Seaxburh of Ely. Cause: plague
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Ecclesiastical History of the English People/Book 3
  3. Wikipedia: Seaxburh of Ely Alias: Ermenilda, Ermenildis, Ermengild; Wikipedia: Ermenilda of Ely
  4. Noted for banning and destroying idols.

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