Person:Gruffydd ap Rhydderch (1)

Gruffydd ap Rhydderch _____
  1. Gruffydd ap Rhydderch _____Abt 1015 - 1055
  • HGruffydd ap Rhydderch _____Abt 1015 - 1055
  1. Caradog ap Gruffydd _____Abt 1040 - 1081
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Name Gruffydd ap Rhydderch _____
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1015 Monmouthshire, Wales
Marriage to Unknown
Death[1] 1055
Reference Number? Q2454709?

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Gruffydd ap Rhydderch (d. AD 1055) was a king of Gwent and part of the kingdom of Morgannwg in south Wales and later king of Deheubarth.

Gruffydd was the son of Rhydderch ab Iestyn who had been able to take over the kingdom of Deheubarth from 1023 to 1033. He received the lordship of Caerleon in 1031 and strengthened its fortifications. Already king of part of Morgannwg, Gruffydd became involved with Deheubarth when that kingdom was taken over from Hywel ab Edwin by Gruffydd ap Llywelyn, already king of Gwynedd, in 1044. Gruffydd ap Rhydderch was however able to expel him in 1045 and became king of Deheubarth himself. He was said to be a powerful king who stoutly resisted raids by the Danes and attacks by Gruffydd ap Llywelyn. In 1055 however Gruffydd ap Llywelyn killed him in battle and recaptured Deheubarth.

In 1049 he is reported raiding up the River Severn in alliance with an Irish Viking Fleet.

His son Caradog ap Gruffydd (who received Caerleon in 1057[1]) also attempted to emulate his father and grandfather by gaining control of Deheubarth but was killed at the Battle of Mynydd Carn.

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  1. Gruffydd ap Rhydderch, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   GRUFFYDD, son of RHYDDERCH & his wife --- (-killed [1054/57])., in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.
  3.   Gruffydd ap Rhydderch ap Iestyn, in Welsh Biography Online.