FAMOUS WELSH PEOPLE
Added on: 1st Mar 2015
ANEURIN BEVAN (1897-1960)
The Labour icon brought fought for the creation of the NHS with
passion and tactical genius. With an ambition that remains
dazzling today, he used the levers of Government to break the
link between illness and poverty.
WILLIAM MORGAN (1545-1604)
His translation of the full Bible into Welsh was a landmark in the
history of the language and a radical move to give people scripture
in their own tongue.
ROBERT OWEN (1771-1858)
The Newtown-born social reformer helped set the world alight with
his vision of a cooperative society.
OWAIN GLYNDWR (1349-1416)
His revolt against English rule may have failed but his re-emergence
as a folk hero has fuelled a modern sense of nationhood.
GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH (1100-1155)
Imagine a Britain without the tales of King Arthur.
The 12th century historian preserved the mythology of a vanished land.
GEORGE HERBERT (1593-1633)
The Powys-born writer ranks alongside John Donne as one of the
greatest metaphysical poets who continues to enchant readers worldwide.
DYLAN THOMAS (1914-1953)
The poet transfixed audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with
the spoken word and his work is still reaching new fans.
DAVID LLOYD GEORGE (1863-1945)
The last Liberal Prime Minister crackled with ambition and as a
wartime leader and champion of social reform he shaped the UK’s destiny.
WILLIAM WILLIAMS (1717-1791)
Wales is still known as the home of the world’s greatest choirs,
and is there a hymn writer who can match Williams’ genius?
MICHAEL D JONES (1822-1898)
The settlement he founded in Patagonia gave birth to today’s