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MAREDUDD ab OWAIN ap HYWEL DDA (d. 999 ), king of Deheubarth .

He succeeded his aged father as sole ruler of Deheubarth in 986 , and in the same year repeated the achievement of his grandfather by reuniting Gwynedd and Deheubarth for the period of his reign. In spite of domestic disharmony, he impressed contemporaries by his bold and aggressive leadership against Saxon and Dane . His greatest claim to fame rests, perhaps, on his relationship to Gruffudd ap Llywelyn (q.v.) , whose mother, Angharad , was Maredudd 's daughter.

Sources:

  • A History of Wales: from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest

Author:

Professor Thomas Jones Pierce, M.A., F.S.A., (1905-1964), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959