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(Madoc ap Owain Gwynedd) (măd`ək, mä`–), fl. 1170?, quasi-historical Welsh prince. According to Welsh legend, Madoc, said to be a son of Owain GwyneddOwain Gwynedd
, d. 1170, prince of North Wales (1137–70). During the troubled reign of King Stephen of England, Owain and other Welsh princes were able to reoccupy much territory earlier wrested from them by the Anglo-Normans.
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, discovered America 300 years before Columbus. Witnesses' accounts of finding supposedly Welsh-speaking Native Americans have served to keep alive the story, which is otherwise unsupported by evidence. He is the subject of Robert Southey's Madoc.
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A presentation will be made by Tim on the workings aboard the University research ship PRINCE MADOG based at Menai Bridge which should be of interest to many.
Meanwhile, at Bangor University the Prince will meet students on board research ship Prince Madog and officially open the new School of Ocean Sciences.
As the former director of the Prince Madog Center for Welsh Studies at the University of Rio Grande in Ohio, this reviewer would point out that David Grummitt grasps the importance Wales and the Welsh played in the wars in France (Hundred Years' War) as well as in the Wars of the Roses.
But," reports presenter and singer Rhys Meirion, "Welsh Prince Madog ab Owain Gwynedd purportedly set out from Rhos-on-Sea in 1170 and discovered America some 300 years before Columbus.
The prodigiously resourceful frontiersman left Wales for Baltimore in 1792 and walked into the US wilderness in search of a lost tribe of Welsh-speaking Native Americans, believed to be the descendants of Prince Madog - who according to folklore sailed to America in 1170 and intermarried with a native tribe.
So begins the tale of John Evans - a real-life Welshspeaking explorer who headed to the New World in search of a Welsh-speaking native American tribe reputedly set up by Prince Madog.
Co-funded by Film Agency Wales, the movie sees Rhys looking for the final resting place of his relative John Evans, who left Wales in 1792 to find a tribe of Welsh speaking Native Americans and prove that Prince Madog had actually discovered the New World in 1170.
Prince Madog is said to have sailed from Rhos on Sea.
Our story goes back centuries, some say as far back as the 12th century and Prince Madog, but certainly through the earliest colonial era with several of our founding fathers claiming Welsh ancestry.
The intrepid adventurer left Wales in 1792 on a quest to find a mythical tribe of Welsh speaking Native Americans - the belief springing from the legend of Prince Madog, who was thought to have discovered America in the 11th century.
Or why not sell America on Prince Madog who, after all, discovered the bloody place.
The pounds 5m Prince Madog research vessel was in Menai Bridge to unveil the Sustainable Expansion of Applied Coastal and Marine Sectors project (SEACAMS).