Cynegils


Cynegils

▪ king of Wessex
died 643

      king of the West Saxons, or Wessex (611–643), in England and the first to be converted to Christianity.

      With his son Cwichelm (d. 636), Cynegils defeated the advancing Britons at Bampton in Oxfordshire in 614, and Cwichelm sought to arrest the growing power of the Northumbrian king Eadwine by procuring his assassination. The attempt, however, failed, and in 626 the West Saxons were defeated in battle and forced to own Eadwine's supremacy.

      Cynegils' next struggle was with Penda of Mercia at Cirencester in 628. There again he was defeated in battle, and he was quite probably compelled to surrender a portion of his kingdom to Mercia. Cynegils was converted to Christianity and was baptized in 635 at Dorchester in Oxfordshire, where he founded a bishopric. He was succeeded as king by his son Cenwalh.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cynegils — († 643) war in den Jahren 611 bis 643 König des angelsächsischen Königreiches Wessex. Cynegils war der Sohn des früheren Königs von Wessex, Ceol. Er trat 611 die Nachfolge von dessen Bruder Ceolwulf an. 614 gelang ihm und seinem Sohn Cwichelm ein …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cynegils — Cynegils, König von Wessex, regierte 611–643, s. Eugland (Gesch.) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Cynegils — Châsse mortuaire de la cathédrale de Winchester censée renfermer les restes de Cynegils. Cynegils est roi du Wessex de 611 à sa mort en 643. Fils du roi Ceol, Cynegils succède à son oncle Ceolwulf après la mort de celui ci. En 614, Cynegils et… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Cynegils of Wessex — Cynegils King of Wessex Mortuary chest in Winchester Cathedral that purports to contain Cynegils bones Reign c. 611 – c. 643 Predecessor …   Wikipedia

  • Cynegils de Wessex — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Cynegils de Wessex (muerto en 643) fue rey de Wessex (611 643). Era hijo del rey Ceol de Wessex. Sucedió a su tío Rey Ceolwulf luego de su muerte. En 614, Cynegils y su hijo Cwichelm, derrotaron a los galeses en… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Cenwalh of Wessex — Cenwalh King of Wessex Reign 643–645; 648–674 Died 672 Predecessor Cynegils Successor Æscwine Con …   Wikipedia

  • Cwichelm of Wessex — For other people named Cwichelm, see Cwichelm (disambiguation). Cwichelm (died circa 636) was an Anglo Saxon king of the Gewisse, a people in the upper Thames area who later created the kingdom of Wessex. He is usually counted among the Kings of… …   Wikipedia

  • Birinus — Asterius weiht Birinus zum Bischof Detail eines Glasfensters in der Kathedrale von Dorchester Birinus († 3. Dezember 650) war der erste Bischof in Wessex. Über seine Herkunft gibt es keine gesicherten Angaben. Er wurde von Erzbischof Asterius in… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Wessex — West Saxon redirects here. For other meanings of Wessex or West Saxon see Wessex (disambiguation). Infobox Former Country native name = conventional long name = Kingdom of Wessex common name = Wessex continent = Europe region = British Isles… …   Wikipedia

  • Ceolwulf of Wessex — Ceolwulf King of the West Saxons Reign 597 – 611 Predecessor Ceol Successor Cynegils Full name Ceolwulf of Wessex Ceolwulf was King of Wessex from 597 to 611. He became king upon the death of his brother Ceol, because at t …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.