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Cyan Tyndaethwy ap Rhodri, King of Gwynedd

Welsh: Cynan ap Rhodri, King of Gwynedd
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Birthplace: Wales, UK
Death: Died in Carnarvon, Caernarvonshire, , Wales
Immediate Family:

Son of Rhodri Molwynog ap Idwal, King of Gwynedd and Margaret verch Duplory
Husband of Matilda of Flint
Father of Esyllt verch Cynan and Rhodri ap Cynan

Occupation: King of Gwynedd, King, DINDAETHWYALT ALT B 745 ALT D 817, King of Gwynedd ca. 798-816, King of Wales
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About Cynan, king of Gwynedd

CYNAN DINDAETHWY From http://wbo.llgc.org.uk/en/s-CYNA-DIN-0740.html

(d. 816 ), prince , was, according to the oldest pedigree, the son of Rhodri , a grandson of Cadwaladr (d. 664 ) (q.v.) . Inasmuch as Rhodri (usually found with the epithet ‘Molwynog’) d. in 754 and Cynan is first mentioned in 813 , this descent is open to question. His brief appearance in history gathers round a struggle with a certain Hywel , whom Dr. David Powel treats as his brother, for the possession of Anglesey . In 814 Hywel was the victor, but Cynan won back the island in 816 , only to die in that year. According to the life of Gruffudd ap Cynan (q.v.) , his descendant, he was of Castell Dindaethwy , which has been identified with the hill-fort near Plas Cadnant , in the parish of Llandysilio ( Inv. Anglesey , xciii). He left a daughter, Ethyllt (for the form see Rhys , Celtic Folklore , 480, n.), who became the mother of Merfyn Frych (d. 844 ) (q.v.) and thereby foundress of the royal houses of Gwynedd and Deheubarth in the Middle Ages .

Bibliography:

■A History of Wales , 231, 323. Author: Sir John Edward Lloyd, D.Litt., F.B.A., F.S.A. (1861-1947), Bangor.

From: http://www.earlybritishkingdoms.com/bios/cynandgd.html

Cynan Dindaethwy, King of Gwynedd (c.740-816) (Latin: Conanus; English: Conan) Cynan Dindaethwy was the son of King Rhodri Molwynog of Gwynedd and his wife, Princess Margaret of Ireland, presumably born in the cwmwd of Ynys Mon (Anglesey) which gave him his epithet. His father was probably quite elderly at the time of Cynan's birth, since it appears that the son was too young to take the throne in AD 754, when it was seized by Lord Caradog ap Meirion of Rhos. Perhaps, the people of Gwynedd thought Rhodri too old to father a child, for there were certainly rumours, recorded in the Red Book of Hergest, that Cynan was really the son of the Royal woodsman, Calydigan.

Cynan kept his head down during King Caradog's reign but, upon the latter's death in AD 798, he claimed his father's crown once more. Caradog's son, Hywel Farf-Fehinog, who had expected to inherit the kingdom was not best pleased. He may have been a child at this time for, though Civil War followed, it does not seem to have been very active until AD 813 when the two sides met in battle. Cynan was victorious but, the following year, Hywel was back. He drove poor Cynan from the shores of Ynys Mon (Anglesey) - probably to Ynys Manaw (Isle of Man) where his daughter was Queen - and proclaimed himself King. Cynan tried to retake his throne two years later, but was killed in battle.

Cynan married Mahallt (alias Matilda), daughter of the Lord of Flint, but seems to have had only one daughter, Essylt, wife of King Guriat of Ynys Manaw.


Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri - Cynan Dindaethwy - was King of Gwynedd (798 – 816) in medieval north-west Wales, referred to as "King of the Britons" by the Annals of Ulster.

Cynan was son of Rhodri Molwynog ap Idwal and Margaret ferch Duplory and ascended to the throne of Gwynedd after first his father died and then his cousin Caradog ap Meirion, who had become king after Rhodri, died in 798.

Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri was preceded by Caradog ap Meirion (c. 754-c. 798) and was succeeded by Hywel ap Rhodri Molwynog (814-825).


Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri - Cynan Dindaethwy - was King of Gwynedd (798 – 816) in medieval north-west Wales, referred to as "King of the Britons" by the Annals of Ulster.

Cynan was son of Rhodri Molwynog ap Idwal and Margaret ferch Duplory and ascended to the throne of Gwynedd after first his father died and then his cousin Caradog ap Meirion, who had become king after Rhodri, died in 798.

Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri was preceded by Caradog ap Meirion (c. 754-c. 798) and was succeeded by Hywel ap Rhodri Molwynog (814-825).


Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri - Cynan Dindaethwy - was King of Gwynedd (798 – 816) in medieval north-west Wales, also called King of the Britons by the Annals of Ulster.

Cynan was son of Rhodri Molwynog ap Idwal and Margaret ferch Duplory and ascended to the throne of Gwynedd after first his father died and then his cousin Caradog ap Meirion, who had become king after Rhodri, died in 798.

Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri was preceded by Caradog ap Meirion (c. 754-c. 798) and was succeeded by Hywel ap Rhodri Molwynog (814-825).


ID: I104148 Name: Cynan Dindaethwy Ap Rhodri Sex: M Birth: 745 CE Death: Bet 816 and 818 CE in , , Wales 1 Occupation: King Of Gwynedd (Joint) Bet 754 and 795 Occupation: King Of Gwynedd (Joint Again) Bet 798 and 816 CE Change Date: 26 Mar 2007 at 21:00 Note: Alias: Tindaethwy

Father: RHODRI MOLWYNOG AP IDWAL b: 690 CE in , , Wales

Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown Married: Change Date: 13 Jan 2009 Children

Essylt ferch Cynan b: Bet 750 and 770 CE in Caer Seiont, Carnarvonshire, Wales

Sources: Abbrev: Sutton Folk Family Tree 3175463.ged Title: Sutton Folk Family Tree Sutton Folk Family Tree 3175463.ged Author: Folk, Linda Sutton Publication: www.worldconnect.rootsweb.com


Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri - Cynan Dindaethwy - was King of Gwynedd (798–816) in medieval north-west Wales, also called King of the Britons by the Annals of Ulster.

Cynan was son of Rhodri Molwynog ap Idwal and Margaret ferch Duplory and ascended to the throne of Gwynedd after first his father died and then his cousin Caradog ap Meirion, who had become king after Rhodri, died in 798.

Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri was preceded by Caradog ap Meirion (c. 754-c. 798) and was succeeded by Hywel ap Rhodri Molwynog (814-825).


Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri - Cynan Dindaethwy - was King of Gwynedd (798 – 816) in medieval north-west Wales, referred to as "King of the Britons" by the Annals of Ulster.

Cynan was son of Rhodri Molwynog ap Idwal and Margaret ferch Duplory and ascended to the throne of Gwynedd after first his father died and then his cousin Caradog ap Meirion, who had become king after Rhodri, died in 798.

Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri was preceded by Caradog ap Meirion (c. 754-c. 798) and was succeeded by Hywel ap Rhodri Molwynog (814-825).


Source:

The book, 'Kings & Queens of Great Britain'


Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri (English: Cynan of Dindaethwy, son of Rhodri) was King of Gwynedd (reigned 798 – 816). His reign was marked by a destructive dynastic power struggle with his brother Hywel, and is not otherwise notable.


Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri, also known as Cynan Dindaethwy, was King of Gwynedd in medieval northwest Wales, also called King of the Britons by the Annals of Ulster.

Cynan ascended to the throne of Gwynedd after first his father died and then his cousin Caradog ap Meirion, who had become king after Rhodri, died in 798.


Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri - Cynan Dindaethwy - was King of Gwynedd (798 – 816) in medieval north-west Wales, referred to as "King of the Britons" by the Annals of Ulster.

Cynan was son of Rhodri Molwynog ap Idwal and Margaret ferch Duplory and ascended to the throne of Gwynedd after first his father died and then his cousin Caradog ap Meirion, who had become king after Rhodri, died in 798.

Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri was preceded by Caradog ap Meirion (c. 754-c. 798) and was succeeded by Hywel ap Rhodri Molwynog (814-825).

Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri Molwynog, Brenin Gwynedd1,2,3

b. circa 720?, d. 816

Father Rhodri Molwynog ab Idwal, Brenin Gwynedd4,2,5 b. circa 690, d. circa 754

Mother Margaret of Ireland1 b. circa 690

    Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri Molwynog, Brenin Gwynedd was born circa 720? At Wales. He was the son of Rhodri Molwynog ab Idwal, Brenin Gwynedd and Margaret of Ireland.4,2,5,1 King of Gwynedd at Wales between 754 and 816.5 Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri Molwynog, Brenin Gwynedd married Matilda of Flint before 770. Cynan Dindaethwy ap Rhodri Molwynog, Brenin Gwynedd died in 816.5,6

Family

Matilda of Flint b. circa 720

Child

Esyllt ferch Cynan Dindaethwy+ b. c 7701,4,7,5

Citations

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

[S278] DfAdam, online unknown url, The Line of Cunedda Wledig, 85.

[S492] Genealogies from Harleian MS. 3859, manuscript, probably between 954 and 988 unknown repository, 1: "Cinnan map Rotri".

[S272] Francis Jones, Jones, F., pg. 12, Chart I, Dynasty of Cunedda (Line of Gwynedd).

[S483] Stewart Baldwin, Llywelyn ap Iorwerth's ancestors in "Baldwin-Llywelyn," listserve message Dec 1998.

[S485] Various, Annales Cambriae.

[S278] DfAdam, online unknown url, The Line of Cunedda Wledig, 86.

Cynan (Dindaethwy) ap Rhodri   

Cynan, known as Dindaethwy, was born about 0745 in Wales.1 Dindaethwy's father was Rhodri (Molwynog) ap Idwal and his mother was <Unknown>. His paternal grandparents were Idwal (Iwrch) ap Cadwaladr and Afadda verch Alain. He was an only child. He died in 0817.2

Children

 Esyllt verch Cynan

Esyllt was born about 0770 in Caer Seiont, Carnarvonshire, Wales.2


Cynan Dindaethwy (English: "Cynan of Dindaethwy") or Cynan ap Rhodri ("Cynan son of Rhodri") was a king of Gwynedd (reigned c. 798 – c. 816) in Wales of the Early Middle Ages. Cynan was the son of Rhodri Molwynog and ascended to the throne of Gwynedd upon the death of King Caradog ap Meirion in 798. His epithet refers to the commote of Dindaethwy in the cantref Rhosyr. Unlike later kings of Gwynedd, usually resident at Aberffraw in western Anglesey, Cynan maintained his court at Llanfaes on the southeastern coast.[1] Cynan's reign was marked by a destructive dynastic power struggle with a rival named Hywel, usually supposed to be his brother. There is no historical record of Cynan's early years as king, but his reign ended in a combination of natural disasters and military reverses. In 810, there was a bovine plague that killed many cattle throughout Wales. The next year Deganwy, the ancient wooden court of Maelgwn Gwynedd, was struck by lightning. A destructive war between Cynan and Hywel raged on Anglesey between 812 and 816, ultimately ending with Cynan's defeat and banishment. Cynan and Hywel are said to be brothers in historical works such as Lloyd's History of Wales,[2] although Lloyd does not cite its source. The Annals of Wales mention the pair only by name, without any title, relation, or patronym.[3] (In comparison, it takes care to point out the brotherly nature of Elisedd's slaughter of Gruffydd ap Cyngen in Powys around the same time.) The genealogies from Jesus College MS 20 deny Cynan and Hywel were brothers at all, instead making Hywel the son of Caradog ap Meirion[4] and a distant cousin of Cynan Dindaethwy son of Rhodri Molwynog.[5] The Harleian genealogies agree with this.[6] Cynan died within a year of his exile according to the Annals of Wales[7] and the Irish Annals.[8]

A map of Gwynedd showing its traditional cantrefs. After Cynan's death, there was a battle at his former court at Llanfaes on Anglesey noted by the chronicles,[9] but the combatants are not identified

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UK
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Age 20
Caer Seiont, Ceredigion, Wales
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Age 76
Carnarvon, Caernarvonshire, , Wales
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