Alfred

biographical name
Al·​fred | \ ˈal-frəd How to pronounce Alfred (audio) , -fərd \
variants: or Ælfred

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849–899 the Great king of Wessex (871–899)

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“Alfred.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alfred. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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