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Rhodri (Ap Idwal) Idwal (abt. 0690)

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Rhodri "Molwynog" Idwal formerly Ap Idwal aka Gwynedd, Iutgual
Born about in Gwynedd, Caernarvonshire, Walesmap
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Died [date unknown] in Gwynedd, Caernarvonshire, Walesmap
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Categories: Cymru 742-1535 | Legendary Ancestry of Rhodri Mawr.



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Name: Rhodri /Molwynog/[2]


  1. Harleian genealogies 1: Gwynedd part 1, amb
  2. Family Tree
  • Royal Line, The: Author: Albert F Schmuhl: Publication: Orig. March, 1929 NYC, NY - Rev. March 1980
  • Wikipedia entry for Rhodri Molwynog ap Idwal


Note N97
Rhodri ap Idwal (c. 690-c. 754; reigned from c. 720) (Latin: Rodericus; English: Roderick), also known as Rhodri Molwynog ('the Bald and Gray'), and by some contemporary historians as Rhodri I, was a king of Gwynedd, also called King of the Britons by the Annals of Wales.
The son of Idwal Iwrch and his wife, Princess Angharad of Brittany, comparatively little is known of Rhodri's life or accomplishments. There is even some debate as to when he actually assumed the throne of Gwynedd, with the years 712, 720, 722 or 730 being the most probable candidates. Legend suggests that Rhodri successfully invaded and occupied Dumnonia for a time, before being expelled by the Saxons. This story may indeed be apocryphal, and others have suggested that Rhodri instead focused on strengthening the island of Anglesey, which, by this time, had become the stronghold of the kingdom. This argument is based on the understanding that ®thelbald, king of Mercia and self-styled Bretwalda, was continuing to press the kingdoms of Wales, and that Rhodri would have been far more likely to have been forced to adopt a defensive, rather than offensive, policy in dealing with incursions from Mercia and other Anglo-Saxon principalities.
Rhodri married Margaret ferch Duplory, an Irish princess, who bore him a son by the name of Cynan Dindaethwy. Because of the limited reliable information surrounding this period in Welsh history, it is not entirely clear who succeeded Rhodri upon his death, although the most likely candidate seems to be Caradog ap Meirion, a distant cousin, and not his son, who would ascend to the throne only after the death of Caradog.

This is an adopted orphan profile I think all dates are questionable at this point in Wales - I have used dob & dod dates given in Which are probably as reliable as any Wendy Hampton Oct 2013 Smith-28671
This person was created on 21 March 2011 through the import of LJ Pellman Consolidated Family_2011-03-21.ged.
Molwynog-1 created through the import of WILLIAMS 2011.GED on Jun 22, 2011 by Ted Williams. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Ted and others.
This person was created through the import of master 11_12.ged on 21 October 2010. The following data was included in the gedcom.
Ap Idwal-21 created through the import of Terrass Family Tree.ged on Jul 7, 2011 by Richard Terrass. See the Idwal-21 Changes page for the details of edits by Richard and others.
UNKNOWN-128865 created through the import of My Family File.ged on Nov 16, 2011 by Lance Foster. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Lance and others.
Gwyned-2 created through the import of Spencer Family Tree 4 2002.GED on Nov 28, 2011 by Chet Spencer. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Chet and others.

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