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Encyclopedia > Maredudd ab Owain

Maredudd ab Owain (died 999) was a Prince of Gwynedd and of Deheubarth. Events Silesia is incorporated into territory ruled by Boleslaus I of Poland Pope Silvester II succeeds Pope Gregory V Deaths December 16 - Saint Adelaide of Italy (b. ... Gwynedd was one of the kingdoms or principalities of medieval Wales. ... Deheubarth was a south-western kingdom or principality of medieval Wales. ...


Maredydd was the grandson of Howell the Good. His father, Owain ap Hywel Dda, was king of Deheubarth. As Owain grew too old to lead in battle his son Maredydd took his place, and in 986 captured Gwynedd from Cadwallon ab Ieuaf. On Owain's death in 988 Maredydd also became ruler of Deheubarth. He may have controlled all Wales apart from Gwent and Morgannwg. Howell the Good (c. ... Events March 2 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks End of the reign of Emperor Kazan of Japan Emperor Ichijo ascends to the throne of Japan Explorer Bjarni Herjólfsson becomes the first inhabitant of the Old World to sight North America Births Deaths March 2 - Lothair, King of... Events Vladimir I, Prince of Kiev marries Anna, sister of Byzantine emperor Basil II and converts to Christianity. ... Gwent is the area of south-easternmost Wales, bordering on the Welsh Marches of southwest England. ... Glamorgan or Morgannwg is a maritime traditional county of Wales, UK, and was previously a medieval kingdom or principality. ...


He is recorded as raiding Mercian settlements on the borders of Radnor and as paying a ransom to rescue some of his subjects who had been taken captive in Viking raids. Maredudd died in 999 and was described by the annalists as "the most famous king of the Britons". Following his death, the throne of Gwynedd was recovered for the line of Idwal the Bald by Cynan ap Hywel. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Events Silesia is incorporated into territory ruled by Boleslaus I of Poland Pope Silvester II succeeds Pope Gregory V Deaths December 16 - Saint Adelaide of Italy (b. ...




Preceded by:
Cadwallon ab Ieuaf
Prince of Gwynedd
986–999
Succeeded by:
Cynan ap Hywel


Gwynedd was one of the kingdoms or principalities of medieval Wales. ...


References

  • John Edward Lloyd (1911) A history of Wales: from the earliest times to the Edwardian conquest, Longmans, Green & Co.. {{{ID}}}

 
 

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