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GWGON ap MEURIG (d. 871 ), king of Ceredigion, and the last of the line of Ceredig .

According to the Chronicle of the Princes he was drowned in the year 871 . His sister, Angharad , m. Rhodri Mawr (q.v.) . On the death of Gwgon this gave Rhodri a sufficient pretext for intervening in the affairs of the state of Seisyllwg , formed rather more than a century earlier by the union of Ceredigion and Ystrad Tywi .

Sources:

  • T. Jones , Brut y Tywysogion, Peniarth MS. 20 , 1941 ;
  • A History of Wales: from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest

Author:

Dr David Jenkins, C.B.E., M.A., D.Litt., (1912-2002), Penrhyn-coch, Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959