Dafydd ap Gruffudd

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Dafydd ap Gruffudd

(Welsh ˈdævɪθ æp ˈɡrɪfɪθ)
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(Biography) died 1283, Welsh leader. Claiming the title Prince of Wales (1282), he led an unsuccessful revolt against Edward I: executed
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Yn y flwyddyn honno cafodd ei hanrhydeddu gan y National Board of Review of Motion Pictures pan enillodd Wobr David Wark Griffith (1875-1948), y cyfarwyddwr ffilm enwog, a disgynnydd i'r Tywysog Dafydd ap Gruffydd, mewn cydnabyddiaeth o'i chyfraniad.
Welsh hero Dafydd ap Gruffydd, brother of Llewellyn the last Prince of Wales, had a fortified dwelling in Denbigh.
TODAY GERMAN DAY 1283: Dafydd ap Gruffydd, briefly Prince of Wales after the death of his brother Llywelyn, was hanged, drawn and quartered in Shrewsbury - the first prominent person to be so executed.
It was on this day in 1283 that Prince Dafydd ap Gruffydd, the last native-born Prince of Wales, was hanged, drawn and quartered at Pride Hill, Shrewsbury, on the orders of King Edward I of England.
The four lions of Dafydd ap Gruffydd, the last native Prince of Wales, hung drawn and quartered in 1284, were outlawed in 1277, and never seen on public display since.
Flintshire Caergwrle Castle (ruins) The castle on the highest point of the hill was probably first built by Dafydd ap Gruffydd between 1277 and 1282.
His brother Dafydd ap Gruffydd, carried on the resistance for 10 months before being captured and hung, drawn and quartered at Shrewsbury in 1283, the first time that this cruel and prolonged mode of execution was used.