Sigeberht of Wessex

King of Wessex
Reign 756–757
Predecessor Cuthred
Successor Cynewulf
House Wessex

Sigeberht (Sigeberht means roughly 'Magnificent Victory') was the King of Wessex from 756 to 757.

Sigeberht succeeded his distant relative Cuthred, but was then accused of acting unjustly. He was removed from power by a council of nobles, but given control of Hampshire. There, he was accused of murder, driven out and ultimately killed. It is possible that this happened under the influence of Æthelbald of Mercia. His brother Cyneheard was also driven out, but returned in 786 to kill Sigeberht's successor Cynewulf.

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King of Wessex
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