Owain Kiveiliog ( Wall. Owain Cyfeiliog ; c. 1130 - 1197 ) - Welsh ruler of the southern part of Powys , also known as a poet. His real name is Owain ap Grifid , but he is usually called Owian Qiveiliogue to distinguish him from his ruler Gwynedd Owain Gwynedd .
|Owain up Grifid|
|wall. Owain ap gruffydd|
|Predecessor||Madog ap Maredid|
|Successor||Gwenwinwin up Owain|
|Father||Grifid ap Maredid|
|Mother||Hoverville Top Gurgenas|
|Spouse||Guenllian top Owain|
|Children||Gwenwinwin and Cadwallon |
Owain was the son of Grifid ap Maredid and the nephew of Madog ap Maredid , the last ruler, under whose authority all Powis was under authority. In 1147, Owain received the commute of Kiveiliog from his uncle, and after the death of Madog in 1160, he inherited almost all of southern Powis. Owain's mother, Gwerville Ferch Gurgenas, was the great-great-great-granddaughter of Elistan .
Owain married Gwenllian Ferch Owain, granddaughter of Grifid of Gwynedd .
In 1165, he, together with other Welsh rulers, took part in repelling the invasion of Wales by King Henry II of England . In the following years, he often acted as an ally of the English crown. In 1170, Owain provided land for the construction of the Strath Marcellus Monastery, but in 1188 he refused to support the Archbishop of Canterbury Baldwin, who, together with Girald Cumbrian, made a trip to Wales, hoping to attract people to the crusade . For this, Owain was excommunicated .
In 1195, Owain transferred the throne to his son Gwenwinwin and retired to Strata Marcella, where he died two years later. Owain is buried in this monastery, despite his excommunication.
Owain was also known as a poet . Only one of his works has survived , Hirlas Owain (“The Owain Horn”), in which he praises his warriors who successfully released Meirig (Owain’s brother) from prison.
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