Owain Cyfeiliog

(c. 1130—1197) ruler in Wales

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(c. 1130–97),

prince of southern Powys. He was the nephew of Madog ap Maredudd, prince of Powys, whom he served (from 1149) in the commote of Cyfeiliog, from which he took his name. He resisted advances by Owain Gwynedd and Rhys ap Gruffydd of Deheubarth (though he married a daughter of each in turn); after Madog's death and the murder of Madog's eldest son (1160), he came to terms with fellow‐princes of Powys and Henry II to establish his rule in southern Powys, probably from Welshpool.

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