This page describes the lineage from Rhodri Mawr (the Great) ap Merfyn (died 878), Prince of Wales through the Kings of Dyfed and Dehuebarth to Maredudd ap Owain, Prince of Deheubarth (died 999)
Rhodri Mawr (the Great) ap Merfyn, Prince of Wales
Died in 877 or 878, killed in battle with the English as was his son Gwriad.
Rhodri Mawr ap Merfyn became King of Gwynedd in 844 on
the death of his father Merfyn Frych; King of Powys in 855 on the death
of his uncle Caell ap Brochwell; and King of Seisyllwg in 871 on the death
of his brother-in-law Gwgon. Rhodri Mawr was the first ruler recognised
as Prince of Wales. He defeated the Danish leader Horn in 856.
Rhodri Mawr ap Merfyn married Angharad, daughter of Meuric ap Dyfnwal ap Asthi, King of Seisyllwg, and they had the following sons:
Cadell ap Rhodri Mawr, King of Seisyllwg in South Wales
Died in 909.
Cadell followed the lead of his brother Anarawd ap Rhodri Mawr, King of Gwynedd, abandoned an alliance with the Danish Kingdom of York and acknowledged Ælfred the Great as overlord. The precise nature of this overlordship is not known, and there was an attempt to portray this submission as a desire for unity among Christian rulers against the pagan Danes. However, this recognition by Welsh rulers that that the King of England had claims upon them would be a central fact in the subsequent history of Wales.
Cadell ap Rhodri Mawr had the following children:
Died in 950.
Hywel married Elen, the daughter of the King of Dyfed, and they had a son:
Owain ap Hywel Dda, King of Deheubarth was a man of historical interests. A great deal of genealogy and the Annales Camriae were compiled at his request.
Died in 988
Owain ap Hywel Dha married his second cousin Angharad Ferch Llewelyn, Queen of Powys.
Click on Powys for the descent of Angharad Ferch Llewelyn.
Owain and Angharad had ta son:
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