Eahlswith of Gainai
- Born: Abt 852, Gaini, Mercia
- Marriage: King Alfred "the Great" of England in 868
- Died: 5 Dec 905 about age 53
- Buried: 905, St. Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire, England
Ealhswith of the Gaini was born c. 852 in Gaini, Mercia. Her mother was Eadburga Saxe-Mercia, her father was Aethelred of Mercia, Ealdorman of the Gaini Mucil.
She was married in 868, to Alfred the Great.
After Alfred's death in 899, she became a nun. She died on December 5, 905, and is buried in St. Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Hampshire.
Also ref. History of the Anglo-Saxons (1831) by Sir Francis Palgrave for more details on her husband Alfred the Great.
Eahlswith married King Alfred "the Great" of England, son of Æthelwulf King of Wessex and Osburh Queen of Wessex, in 868. (King Alfred "the Great" of England was born in 848 in Wantage, Oxfordshire, England and died on 26 Oct 901 in Winchester, Hampshire, England.)