Ceol of Wessex

King of Wessex

Ceol was the King of Wessex from 592 AD to 597 AD. He was seen as one of Wessex's most powerful kings even though not as powerful as his younger brother Ceolwulf.

King of Wessex
Reign592 AD - 5 June 597 AD
Born557 AD
Winchester, Wessex
Died5 June 597 AD (aged 40)
Winchester, Wessex


Ceol was born in 557 at Winchester, Wessex to Cutha. His mother's name is unknown.

Becoming King of WessexEdit

In 592, Ceol deposed his uncle Ceawlin, because of that, Ceawlin's son that is the heir & his cousin, Cuthwine got removed by Ceol & was replaced by Ceol's son Cynegils.


In 597, Ceol died probably due to poisoning. Since his son who is the heir Cynegils was too young to rule, Ceol's younger brother Ceolwulf became king instead.


Ceol was the grandson of Cynric, the nephew of Ceawlin & the son of Cutha. He was also the older brother of his successor, Ceolwulf & had a son that is Cynegils. His partners name is unknown.

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