OWAIN FYCHAN ap MADOG ap MAREDUDD (died 1187), prince of Powys

Name: Owain Fychan ap Madog ap Maredudd
Date of death: 1187
Parent: Susanna ferch Gruffydd ap Cynan
Parent: Madog ap Maredudd
Gender: Male
Occupation: prince of Powys
Area of activity: Politics, Government and Political Movements; Royalty and Society
Author: Thomas Jones Pierce

He was one of the sons of Madog ap Maredudd by Susanna, daughter of Gruffudd ap Cynan. His share of his father's territories, according to a contemporary poem, lay in Mechain, Cynllaith, and Mochnant-is-Rhaeadr, wedged between the dominions of his eldest brother, Gruffydd ap Madog, and those of his cousin, Owen Cyfeiliog. A minor prince of more than ordinary personality, he met his end at Gwern-y-figyn, near Carreghofa, where he was treacherously attacked by night by Gwenwynwyn and Cadwallon, the sons of Owain Cyfeiliog. His descendants continued to rule over a much diminished realm in Mechain until the end of the 13th century.


Published date: 1959

Article Copyright: http://rightsstatements.org/page/InC/1.0/

The Dictionary of Welsh Biography is provided by The National Library of Wales and the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. It is free to use and does not receive grant support. A donation would help us maintain and improve the site so that we can continue to acknowledge Welsh men and women who have made notable contributions to life in Wales and beyond.

Find out more on our sponsorship page.