Erb of Gwent

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Erb
Urbanus
King of Gwent and Glywysing
Reign ? – c. 555
Predecessor Erbig
Successor Nynnio
Issue Peibio Clafrog, Nynnio
Father Erbig

King Erb (also, in Latin, Urbanus) (c.524 – c.555) was the king of Gwent and Glywysing, kingdoms in the south of Wales in the Early Middle Ages.

Life[edit]

According to later genealogies, Erb was the son of King Meurig ap Caradog's son, Erbig. Nothing is known of his life. After Erb's death in the mid-6th century, his kingdom was divided between his young sons. Nynnio became king of Gwent and Glywysing and Peibio became the ruler of Ergyng.