Gruffydd Ap Llewelyn

Male 1011 - 1063  (52 years)


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  • Name Gruffydd Ap Llewelyn 
    Born 1011  Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Aug 1063 
    • The cause of death was murdered
    Person ID I11655  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 

    Father Llywelyn Ap Seisyllt,   b. 980, Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1021  (Age 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Angharad Verch Maredydd,   b. 982, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F6515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ealdgyth Queen of England,   b. 1034, Mercia, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1086  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1058 
    Children 
     1. Nest of Wales,   b. 1059, Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Maredudd Ap Gruffudd,   b. 1055  [natural]
     3. Idwal Ap Gruffudd,   b. 1057  [natural]
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F3837  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Notes 
    • As a youth he was slow and listless but grew into a courageous and ambitious leader who won Gwynedd and Powyss by battle in 1039 and defeated the Mercians. He contested with Gruffydd, son of Rhydderch ab Iestyn, over Deheubarth; but by 1055 he was the king of all Wales. About 1056 he married Ealdgyth, daughter of Aelfgar, Earl of Mercia, and they became the parents of three children. There was a lengthy struggle with Harold Godwinson and, when Harold attacked his court at Rhuddlan through the treachery of his own men, Gruffydd ap Llywelyn was killed in 1063. His widow then married Harold Godwinson who, as King Harold II of England, in turn was killed in 1066 in the Battle of Hastings