IAGO ab IDWAL ap MEURIG (died 1039), king of Gwynedd

Name: Iago Ab Idwal Ap Meurig
Date of death: 1039
Child: Cynan ab Iago
Parent: Idwal ap Meurig
Gender: Male
Occupation: king of Gwynedd
Area of activity: Politics, Government and Political Movements; Royalty and Society
Author: Thomas Jones Pierce

a great grandson of Idwal Foel. After successive usurpations of legitimate authority in Gwynedd between 986 and 1033 (see Maredudd ap Owain, Llywelyn ap Seisyll, Rhydderch ap Iestyn) the old line was restored in the person of Iago. A brief rule of six years ended in his murder and replacement by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn ap Seisyll. His son, Cynan, was the father of Gruffudd ap Cynan who finally re-established the house of Rhodri the Great as the senior dynasty in North Wales.


Published date: 1959

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