Alburga
ID:
 
572
 
Death Date:
 
25 December 810
 
Region:
 
WIL
 
Town:
 
SALISB
 
Family:
 

Alburga was the half-sister of King Egbert of Wessex (802-839CE).

 
Spouse:
 
Ealdorman Wulfstan (Wolfstan) of Wiltshire (d. 800)
 
Communities:
  
Religious Titles:
 

Founding Abbess of Wilton, circa 800CE.

 
Religious Roles:
 

Nun

 
Orders:
 

Benedictine

 
Feast Day:
 
25 December
 
Founder of:
 
Wilton Abbey
 
Brief Profile:
 

Upon the death of her husband in 800CE, Alburga sought permission from her brother King Egbert to live at the restored abbey at Wilton. She founded the abbey of twelve nuns and lived there until her death in 810.

 
Contributor:
 
WRL Project
 
Community Code:
 
2C003
 
Community ID Global:
 
1070
 
Biography ID Global:
 
605