Person:Gruffydd ap Cynan (1)

Gruffydd ap Cynan
b.c, 1055 Dublin
Facts and Events
Name Gruffydd ap Cynan
Alt Name King of Gwynedd Gruffydd Ap Cynan
Alt Name[3] Gruffudd ap Cynan
Gender Male
Birth[1] c, 1055 Dublin
Other? bet 1081and 1137 WalesReign
Reference Number? Q687930?
Marriage 1082 Bangor, Caernavonshire, Walesto Angharad verch Owain
Other Marriage Ending Status Divorce
with Angharad verch Owain
Marriage to Perwyr verch Bran
Death[1] 1137 Caernarvonshire, Wales
Burial? Bangor, Caernarvonshire, WalesBangor Cathedral

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Gruffudd ap Cynan (c. 1055 – 1137), sometimes written as Gruffydd ap Cynan, was King of Gwynedd from 1081 until his death in 1137. In the course of a long and eventful life, he became a key figure in Welsh resistance to Norman rule, and was remembered as King of all Wales. As a descendant of Rhodri Mawr, Gruffudd ap Cynan was a senior member of the princely House of Aberffraw.

Through his mother, Gruffudd had close family connections with the Norse settlement around Dublin and he frequently used Ireland as a refuge and as a source of troops. He three times gained the throne of Gwynedd and then lost it again, before regaining it once more in 1099 and this time keeping power until his death. Gruffudd laid the foundations which were built upon by his son Owain Gwynedd and his great-grandson Llywelyn the Great.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Gruffydd ap Cynan, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Gruffydd ap Cynan, King of Gwynedd, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3. Gruffudd ap Cynan 1, in Bartrum, Peter C. (Peter Clement). Welsh genealogies, AD 300-1400. (Wales: University of Wales Press, c1980).

    b.c. 1055, d. 1137

  4.   Gruffudd ap Cynan, in Welsh Biography Online.
  5.   Baldwin, Stewart. Llywelyn ap Iorwerth ancestor table. (GEN-MEDIEVAL/soc.genealogy.medieval), Generation 4.