He was a contemporary and friend of Dafydd ap Gwilym, who composed a marwnad upon him. From this poem we gather that he was a native of Powys Wenwynwyn and was killed by a friend's sword at Dolgelley, where he lies buried. For his poetry see Jones and Lewis, Mynegai, and Brogyntyn MS. 2 in the National Library of Wales. Rhetorical compositions attributed to him and entitled ' Breuddwyd Gruffudd ab Adda ap Dafydd,' and ' Trwstaneiddiwch Gruffudd ab Adda ap Dafydd,' have been published by D. Gwenallt Jones in his Areithiau Prôs, 18, 33. A musical composition under the title ' Caingc Ruffudd ab Adda ' appears in the Myvyrian Archaiology.
Published date: 1959
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