Cadwallon I "Llaw Hir" (the Long-Handed) AP EINION King of Gwynedd (c.500-517)
(Abt 460-534)
(Abt 460-)
Girom, King of the Picts
FERCH GERAINT Princess of Strathclyde
Maelgwn "Hir" (the Tall) AP CADWALLON King of Gwynedd (517-547)
(Bef 480-Abt 547)
INGEN GIROM Princess of the Picts
(Abt 500-)
Brude I AP MAELGWN King of the Picts (556-586)
(Abt 530-586)


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Brude I AP MAELGWN King of the Picts (556-586)

  • Born: Abt 530
  • Died: 586, the Battle of Circenn

   Another name for Brude was Bruide MAC MAELCON.

   General Notes:

He assisted by his half-brother Rhun Hir of Gwynedd in securing the Pictish throne, by election, and replacing his 2nd cousin, Galam II, in 556. He curbed the expansion of Gabhran of Dál Riata, forcing the Scot back into his core territories, in 558.

He was baptised by St. Columba of Iona in the eigth (or ninth) year of his reign in 565.

He fought a series of skirmishes with the Scots under King Aedan mac Gabhran, and generally lost the advantage, between 580 and 584.

   Marriage Information:

Brude married INGEN GILDAS, daughter of Gildas MAC GALAM and Unknown.

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