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Madog (Maredydd) ap Maredudd (1091 - 1160)

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Madog "King of Powys" ap Maredudd formerly Maredydd
Born in Montgomeryshire, Walesmap
Husband of — married [date unknown] (to ) [location unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] in Not Marriedmap
Died in Winchester, Hampshiremap
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Categories: Cymru 742-1535.

Cymraeg: Madog ap Maredudd, brenin of Powys (d.1160)

English: Madog ap Maredudd, king of Powys[1]

bur. mother church of Powys, St Tysillio at Melfod.[1] His dominions were divided among his sons and nephews: Gruffydd Maelor I, Owain Fychan, Owain Brogyntyn, and Owain Cyfeiliog.[1]



Maredudd ap Bleddyn ap Cynfyn.[1]


m. 'Susanna, chwaer (daughter of) Owain Gwynedd.[1]


1132: succeeded father as King of Powys[2] and was the last of his dynasty to rule as king over the whole of Powys.[1]

To combat Owain Gwynedd's advances into Powis, Madog first allied with Ranulf, earl of Chester. It failed. His later alliance with Henry II was successful.[1]

Art History

contemporary poets sang Madog's praises and characterized him in prose romance.[1]


1025 Bleddyn ap Cynfyn (obit 1075).
. 1065 Maredudd (obit 1132)
.. 1098 Madog (obit 1160)
... 1130 Gruffudd Maelor I ap Madog (obit 1191)
.... 1160 Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor (obit 1236)
..... 1195 Gruffudd Maelor II (obit 1269)[3]

Cynwrig Efell, Lord of y Glwysegl, and Einion Efell, Lord of Cynllaith were illegitimate twin sons of Madog ap Maredudd, Prince of Powys, by Eva, daughter of Madog ap Urien of Maengwynedd.[4]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Jones Pierce, MA. FSA, Professor Thomas, "MADOG ap MAREDUDD", Welsh Biography Online",, accessed 17 September 2014
  2. Mike Ashley, The Mammoth Book of British Kings and Queens
  3. The Ancestry of Owain Glyndŵr Ancient Wales Studies, by Darrell Wolcott.
  4. Lloyd, p. 209, retrieved 2014-06-21, amb


Pickering, W. (1890). Archaeologia Cambrensis. Google eBook.

Lloyd, J.Y.W. (1885). "The History of Powys Fadog, Vol 5." The History of the Princes, the Lords Marcher, and the Ancient Nobility of Powys Fadog, and the Ancient Lords of Arwystli, Cedewen, and Meirionydd. T. Richards. Google Books.

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