Cerdic (Wessex) of Wessex

Cerdic (Wessex) of Wessex (0467 - 0534)

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King Cerdic "King of the West Saxons" of Wessex formerly Wessex aka ap Cunedda
Born in Ancient Saxony, Northern, Germanymap
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Son of and [mother unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died in Wessex, Englandmap
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Cerdic (Wessex) of Wessex was a member of aristocracy in ancient Europe.
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Preceded by
King of the West Saxons
519 - 534
Succeeded by

EuroAristo Project Note

Roger is currently (20130726) identifying Cerdic as the upper limit of Wessex management. Filiations which are probably legendary will be treated as real, with notes to that effect in the biographies of Cerdic's "descendants."

No parents or spouses are reliably attested for Cerdic. Any linking of a parent or a spouse without the express agreement of the EuroAristo project in the G2G forum will be disconnected.

Scholars tend to end the Wessex family tree with Cerdic. His ancestry is mostly legendary, built over time to look impressive. Most is copied from other northern European kings (especially Asgardian bits). See [1] for details.

FMG's Medieval Lands entry for Cerdic


Cedric was born in 467. He arrived in Britain in 495 at a place called Cerdic's-ore with with five ships and his son, Cynric. The landing was contested by the Welsh.[1] Cedric Wessex became the King of the West Saxons. He died in 534.


  1. J. A. Giles and J. Ingram, Translation of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/657

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On 30 May 2017 at 14:16 GMT John Maurice wrote:

This is all listed in the Guinness Book of records, 18th edition October 1971 front and back inside covers, as the Longest Pedigree Provable in English Law. Some differences in spellings here and there but it all runs parallel.

It would be interesting to see their source, especially since they have Elesa as parent of Cerdic (died 534)

On 24 Jun 2016 at 02:57 GMT James LaLone wrote:

On 2 May 2015 at 17:04 GMT Paul Toplis wrote:

Wessex-419 and Wessex-349 are not ready to be merged because: Should be completed by a Project member

On 12 May 2014 at 13:22 GMT Maureen (Henigan) Rosenfeld wrote:


I think these need to be merged but I am not sure which way they go.

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