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This is a list of Welsh rulers from 825 until 1282 when Wales was incorporated into England and then rulers from 1282 until 1707 of English Wales. These rulers were primarily prince of Wales but ruled the majority of Wales beginning in 825 which is where this list begins and the fact that in 825 England occupied land now in Wales as part of the English kingdoms (see Heptarchy)

House of Gwynedd & Deheuebarth

  • Merfyn Frych (825-844) the Freckled
  • Rhodri Mawr (844-878) the Great
  • Anarawd ap Rhodri (878-916)
  • Idwal Foel (916-942) the Bald
  • Hywel Dda ap Cadell (942-950) the Good
  • Iago ab Idwal (950-974)
  • Hywel ab leuaf (974-985) the Bad
  • Cadwallon ab leuaf (985-986)

Interregnum (986-999)

  • Maredudd ap Owain (999-1005)
  • Aeddan ap Blegywryd (1005-1018)
  • Llywelyn ap Seisyll (1018-1023)

House of Gwynedd

Interregnum (1023-1039)

  • Gruffydd ap Llywelyn (1039-1063)

Interregnum (1063-1081)

  • Gruffyd ap Cynan (1081-1137) ruled with ap Rhys (1135-1137)
  • Gruffydd ap Rhys (1135-1137) ruled with ap Cynan (1135-1137)
  • Owain Gwynedd ap Gruffydd (1137-1170)
  • Dafydd and Rhodri ap Owain (1170-1194)
  • Llywelyn ap Iorwerth (1194-1240) the Great
  • Dafydd ap Llywelyn (1240-1246)
  • Ellywelyn ap Gruffydd (1246-1282) the Last

Claims after Llywelyn the Last

  • Dafydd ap Gruffydd (1282–1283) (not crowned but claimed the title)
  • Madog ap Llywelyn (1294–1295) (not crowned but claimed the title)
  • Owain ap Tomas ap Rhodri (Owen the Red Hand) (1372–1378) (in exile but claimed the title)

House of Plantagenet

House of Lancaster

House of York

House of Tudor

House of Stuart

Commonwealth (Lord Protectors)

House of Stuart


Technically Wales didn't become a country and remained part of England until 1998 until the act of Devolution in 1998 making it it's own country although remaining part of the United Kingdom.

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