Einion Yrth ap Cunedda

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Not to be confused with Einion Frenin, king of Llyn and Einion Yrth's grandson.

Einion ap Cunedda (c. 420-500;[citation needed]; r. c. 470–500[citation needed]), also known as Einion Yrth (Welsh for "the Impetuous"), was a king of Gwynedd.

One of the sons of Cunedda, he travelled with his father to north Wales in the early 450s to expel Irish raiders from the region.[citation needed] After his father's death, Einion inherited control over the newly-founded kingdom of Gwynedd. Aided by his brother Ceredig, ruler of Ceredigion, and his nephew Meirion, ruler of Meirionnydd, Einion built upon his father's successes and further established his family's rule in the region. He was succeeded by two sons: Cadwallon Lawhir and Owain Ddantgwyn.

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Preceded by
Cunedda Wledig
Kings of Gwynedd Succeeded by
Cadwallon Lawhir