|Cadfan AP IAGO King of Gwynedd (613-625)
(Abt 580-Abt 625)
Cadfan AP IAGO King of Gwynedd (613-625)
- Born: Abt 580
- Died: Abt 625
Another name for Cadfan was Catamanus.
He succeeded to the kingship of all the Britons by engaging in battle Ethelfrith, the Saxon king of Northumbria, and Ethelbert, King of Kent, before 616.
he assumed the crown of Gwynedd probably around 615, shortly after the Battle of Caerllion (today's Chester), during which the forces of Powys were defeated by Ĉthelfrith of Bernicia. Cadfan was generally considered to have been a wise and just ruler, noted for his ability to maintain the rule of law and peace during an increasingly hostile period in British history. His memorial stone at Llangadwaladr Church in Anglesey refers to him as "Catamanus rex sapientisimus opinatisimus omnium regum" (="King Cadfan the wisest and most renowned of all kings").
Cadfan married Tadreg "Ddu" (the Black) FERCH CYNAN of Powys, daughter of Cynan "Garwyn" (white-shanks) AP BROCHFAEL King of Powys (570-610) and Gwenwenin INGEN DOMANGART. (Tadreg "Ddu" (the Black) FERCH CYNAN of Powys was born about 594.)