Basecg died onthisday 8th January 871 A.D. who was a Viking leader, seen as a king.

He was possibly the king of Denmark, previous to arriving in England with his seat of power in Jelling.

In the year of 870 A.D. he led a battle with the great summer army to England. Basecg joined forces with the Great Danish Army which overtook much of England.

He and the Halfdan Raganarsson became the leaders in the joint invasion of the king of Wessex.

Basecg was king at the Battle of Ashdown, who was fighting the West Saxon army led by King Ethelred and his younger brother was the future Alfred the Great.