When King Rhodri of Wales, Powys, Gwynedd and Seisyllwg was born in 0820, in Wales, his father, King Merfyn of Gwynedd, Powys, Wales and the Isle of Man, was 31 and his mother, Queen Nesta of Gwynedd, was 48. He married Queen Angharad of Ceredigion and Deheubarth. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 5 daughters. He registered for military service in 843. He died in 0878, in Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 58, and was buried in Anglesey, Anglesey, Wales, United Kingdom.
From the vocabulary word for a male monarch, bestowed, especially in America, with a hint of the notion that the bearer would have kingly qualities; compare Duke and Earl . In some cases it may be a transferred use of the surname (originally a nickname or an occupational name given to someone who was employed in a royal household). Its frequency among African Americans is no doubt partly attributable to the civil rights leader Martin Luther King ( 1929–68 ). It is also used as a short form of Kingsley .
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Legend says the castle was built by Rhodri Mawr. http://www.castlewales.com/rhodri.html
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