Cerdic de Wessex 1a

Nom de naissance Cerdic de Wessex
Nom de naissance Caradog
Nom de naissance Ceretic
Identifiant Gramps I6178
Genre masculin
Âge au décès inconnu


Roi de Wessex


Cerdic (from the early British name represented by modern Welsh Caradog; died 534) was the King of Wessex (519–534) and is regarded as the ancestor of all subsequent Kings of Wessex and as such an ancestor of virtually every royal throne in Europe.

According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Cerdic landed at Cerdicesora in Hampshire in 495 with his son Cynric in three keels (ships). He is said to have fought a British king named Natanleod at Netley Marsh in Hampshire and killed him in 508, and to have fought at Charford (Cerdic's Ford) in 519, after which he became first king of Wessex. The conquest of the Isle of Wight is also mentioned among his campaigns, and it was later given to his kinsmen, Stuf and Wihtgar (who had supposedly arrived with the West Saxons in 514). Cerdic is said to have died in 534 and was succeeded by his son Cynric.

The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle provides a pedigree tracing Cerdic's ancestry back to Wōden and the antediluvian patriarchs. However, this pedigree has been shown by Kenneth Sisam to have resulted from a process of elaboration upon a root pedigree borrowed from the kings of Bernicia, and hence prior to Cerdic himself it has no historical basis.

Curiously, the name Cerdic is thought to be British – a form of the name Ceretic or Caradog (in Latin Caratacus) – rather than Germanic in origin. One explanation for this is the possibility that Cerdic's mother was British and that he was given a name used by his mother's people; if so, this would provide evidence for a degree of mixing, both cultural and biological, between the invaders and the native British. Alternatively, the use of a British name may indicate that Cerdic was a native Briton, and that his dynasty became Anglicised over time. This view is supported by the non-Germanic names of some of his successors including Ceawlin, Cedda and Caedwalla. If this were the case then the records of Cerdic landing in Britain, which were written down many generations after the events they purport to portray, must be looked on as being in the realms of legend.

[source Wikipedia]


Événement Date Lieu Description Sources
Naissance [E11848]        

Les objets référencés par cette note ont été référencés mais sont absents, c'est pourquoi ils ont été créés quand vous avez utilisé la vérification et la réparation de l'arbre à la date du 14.04.2016 19:23:56.

Décès [E4815] 534 Angleterre, Royaume Uni    


Relation avec la souche Nom Date de naissance Date de décès Relation dans la famille (si différent de la naissance)
Père Creoda de Wessex [I6179]vers 493
         Cerdic de Wessex 534


Famille de Cerdic de Wessex [F3208]

Nom Naissance Décès
Cynric de Wessex [I6177]vers 560

Arbre généalogique

  1. Creoda de Wessex [I6179]
    1. Cerdic de Wessex
        1. Cynric de Wessex [I6177]

Références des sources

  1. Wikipedia [S0052]
      • Page : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerdic_of_Wessex