(c. 804—825) king of Gwynedd

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The death of Rhodri is given as 754. If Hywel succeeded at once, it would give him, dying in 825, a reign of seventy-one years, which seems unlikely. In 813 the Annales Cambriae reports him fighting with a brother, Cynan, for control of Anglesey. Cynan gained possession in 816 but died later the same year. Cynan's daughter, Ethyllt, was the mother of Merfyn Frych and founded a new line of Gwynedd kings.

From The Kings and Queens of Britain in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: British History.

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