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RHYS ab OWAIN ab EDWIN (d. 1078 ), king of Deheubarth .

Great-grandson of Einion ab Owain ap Hywel Dda , and the last representative in the senior line of descent from Hywel . Having succeeded his brother, Maredudd , in 1072 , he was involved in the death of Bleddyn ap Cynfyn in 1075 , and in 1078 he was himself defeated at Goodwick by Trahaearn ap Caradog . Later in the year he met his end at the hands of Caradog ap Gruffydd , and was succeeded by his second cousin Rhys ap Tewdwr .


  • A History of Wales: from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest ;
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography


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

Published date: 1959