Son of King Edward the Elder of England and king after him. During his reign (925-939) he expelled a Viking king from York, received the submission of a Welsh and a Scots king, and won a big victory over the Danish near the Humber River -- after this he was acknowledged as overlord by every ruler in Great Britain. He also tried to make ties with rulers on the continent of Europe by marrying his many half-sisters to European rulers. He died 27 October 939 and, never having married, was succeeded by his half-brother Edmund the Magnificent.