Audren/Aldraenus/Andrew Ap Selyfan de Bretagne (King of Brittany), King of Brittany (c.388 - 464) MP

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Nicknames: "Aldrien", "Aldroenus", "Aldrienus", "Audren/Aldraenus: 4th King of Brittany", "ruled 445-490"
Birthplace: Brittany
Death: Died in Bretagne, France
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About Audren/Aldraenus/Andrew Ap Selyfan de Bretagne (King of Brittany), King of Brittany

Aldrien, King of Brittany

(c.AD 373-464)

(Welsh-Aldwr, Latin-Aldroenus, English-Aldron)

Aldrien was Gradlon Mawr's grandson, who reigned after his little-known father, 'King' Salomon I. He appears, on occasion, to have been called Daniel. As the heir of Eudaf Hen's nephew, it was to the young Aldrien that Gwithilin, the Archbishop of London, travelled with a deputation to offer him the British High-Throne. There had been no monarch in Britain since the Emperor Gracian's death, and in 410 the Roman army and administration had decided to completely withdrawal back to Rome. Aldrien was aware of the chaotic state of the country, and of the damage incurred from invading Picts, Saxons and Irish. He was, therefore, unwilling to take on the kingdom but sent his brother, Constantine, in his place, with two thousand armed men to secure the throne. Aldrien died some fifty years later, in 464, having married the sister of St. Garmon, Bishop of Man and produced, by her, at least four sons: Budic I, Erich, Judicael and Bican. He was succeeded by the former.

Generally considered legendary.

King of Brittany Aldrien ap Selyfan of Brittany1

b. circa 373, d. 464

Father High King of Brittany Salomon I ap Gradlon of Brittany1 b. circa 355, d. 446

Mother N. N. filia Patricius Flavius1 b. circa 355

    Also called Audren.2 Also called Alain.2 King of Brittany Aldrien ap Selyfan of Brittany was the brother of King of the Britons Constantine ap Solomon of Britain; the brother of Aldroen, King of Lesser Britain.3 King of Brittany Aldrien ap Selyfan of Brittany was born circa 373.1 He was the son of High King of Brittany Salomon I ap Gradlon of Brittany and N. N. filia Patricius Flavius.1 King of Brittany Aldrien ap Selyfan of Brittany married N. N. of Ireland before 420.1 King of Brittany at France before 464.1 King of Brittany Aldrien ap Selyfan of Brittany died in 464.1,2

Family

N. N. of Ireland b. circa 400

Children

King of Brittany Budic I ab Aldrien of Brittany+ b. c 4201

King of Brittany Erich ab Aldrien of Brittany+ b. c 425, d. 4781

Citations

[S266] EBK, online http://freespace.virgin.net/david.ford2/

[S278] DfAdam, online unknown url, The Line of Caradoc, Lord of Meiriadog, 77.

[S624] Geoffrey of Monmouth, Geoffrey of Monmouth, Book VI, Chapt. 4.

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