Maredudd Ap Gruffydd

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Maredudd Ap Gruffydd

Birthplace: Carmarthenshire, Wales
Death: Died in Wales
Immediate Family:

Son of Gruffydd ap Rhys and Gwenllian II verch Gruffydd
Brother of Morgan ap Gruffydd; Maelgwn ap Gruffydd; Rhys ap Gruffydd; Owain Ap GRUFFUDD; Rhys "Fychan" ap Gruffydd and 6 others
Half brother of Angh ferch Gruffudd; Anarawd ap Gruffydd; Cadell ap Gruffydd; Nest verch Gruffydd and Gwladus (or Anne) verch Gruffydd

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About Maredudd Ap Gruffydd

MAREDUDD ap GRUFFYDD ap RHYS (~1130 or 1131 - 1155 ), prince of Deheubarth ; eldest son of Gruffydd ap Rhys by Gwenllian , daughter of Gruffudd ap Cynan . Six years old when his father d. in 1137 , he came into prominence at 16 assisting an older half-brother, Cadell , in freeing southern Ceredigion of the Normans , and in defending the recently captured fortress of Carmarthen . In 1151 he took a leading part in driving the men of Gwynedd back beyond the Dovey , and in the same year the burden of leadership in the south fell on him owing to the incapacitation of Cadell . Four years later he d. at the early age of 25, having already earned a noble reputation in both peace and war, and passing his burden on to a younger brother, the future ‘lord’ Rhys (q.v.) .

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Maredudd Ap Gruffydd's Timeline

Carmarthenshire, Wales
Age 27
January 31, 1956
Age 27
July 18, 1956
Age 27
December 6, 1957
Age 27