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- Osburga was described by Asser, in his biography of her son Alfred, as a "devout woman, noble by birth and by nature."
- Because a well-known story about the childhood of King Alfred has his mother Osburga offering a book of poems to whichever of her children memorized a poem first, some historians think she may have been able to read, a very rare accomplishment for a woman of her day.
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