Iorwerth Drwyndwn

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Iorwerth mab Owain Gwynedd (or Iorwerth Drwyndwn meaning "the flat-nosed"), [1] (c. 1130–1174), was the eldest legitimate son of Owain Gwynedd (the king of Gwynedd) and his first wife Gwladys (Gladys) ferch Llywarch. He married Marared ferch Madog. His son, Llywelyn the Great, [1] eventually united the realm and became known as Llywelyn Fawr and is one of Wales's most famous monarchs. Iorwerth received Nant Conwy as his inheritance from his father, Owain Gwynedd. [1] However, he did not receive the crown succession, as was the normal tradition, because of his nose defect (his sobriquet 'Trwyndwn' means broken-nosed). [1]

Grave of Iorwerth ap Drwyndwn, at St Melangell's Church, Pennant Melangell, North Wales. Wici Iorwerth ap Drwyndwn.jpg
Grave of Iorwerth ap Drwyndwn, at St Melangell's Church, Pennant Melangell, North Wales.


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