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Alburga

(d. c. 810)


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(d. c.810),

foundress of Wilton nunnery. Half-sister of Egbert, king of Wessex and widow of Wolstan, called Earl of Wiltshire, Alburga is said to have changed her husband's foundation of canons at Wilton into a nunnery, which she entered and where she died. Feast: 25 December.

W. Dugdale, Monasticon, ii. 315;Stanton, pp. 607–8.

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