Person:Iago ap Idwal (1)

Iago ap Idwal _____
  1. Rhodri ab IdwalAbt 910 - 968
  2. Idwal ap IdwalAbt 912 - 980
  3. Cynan ap IdwalAbt 915 -
  4. Meurig ab Idwal _____Abt 917 - 986
  5. Iago ap Idwal _____Abt 920 - 979
  6. Ieuaf ap Idwal _____Abt 930 - 988
  • HIago ap Idwal _____Abt 920 - 979
  1. Custennin ap IagoAbt 935 - 980
  2. Owain ap IagoAbt 940 -
  3. Angharad verch IagoAbt 948 -
Facts and Events
Name Iago ap Idwal _____
Alt Name Iago ab King of Gwynedd Idwal
Alt Name[3] Iago _____
Gender Male
Birth[3] Abt 920 Of, Gwynedd, Wales
Marriage to Unknown
Living[1] 950
Death[1][2][3] 979 Gwynedd, Wales
Reference Number? Q2670623?

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Iago ab Idwal was a King of Gwynedd (r. 950 979) and possibly Powys.

Iago was the son of the earlier King Idwal the Bald but, upon Idwal's death in combat in 942, his uncle Hywel the Good invaded Gwynedd and seized the throne. On Hywel's death in 950, Iago and his brother Idwal (called "Ieuaf") were able to drive out their cousins at the Battle of Carno and reclaim the kingdom. Fighting continued, with the brothers raiding as far south as Dyfed in 952 and their cousins raiding as far north as the Conwy Valley in 954. The southern princes were finally defeated at the Battle of Llanrwst and chased back to Ceredigion.

Having won, the brothers then began to quarrel among themselves. Iago took Ieuaf prisoner in 969 and ruled another decade , with a brief hiatus in 974 before Ieuaf's son Hywel usurped him in 979. There appears to be no surviving record of Iago's fate.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Iago ap Idwal, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Iago ab Idwal, 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. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Sheet 41, in Bartrum, Peter C. (Peter Clement). Welsh genealogies, AD 300-1400. (Wales: University of Wales Press, c1980).
  4.   Iago ab Idwal Foel, in Welsh Biography Online.