FAMOUS PEOPLE FROM WALES

By Tim Lambert

ABERSYCHAN Roy Jenkins 1920- Politician

BANGOR Sir Charles Warren 1840-1927 Archeologist

BARRY Gwynfor Evans 1912- Politician

BRYN HELEN, CAERNARVON William Henry Preece 1834-1913 Electrical Engineer

CAERPHILLY Tommy Cooper 1992-84 Comedian

CAERNARFON Sir William Preece 1834-1913 Electrical engineer

CARDIFF

Dannie Abse 1923- Poet

Shirley Bassey 1937- Singer

Charlotte Church 1986- Singer

Brian Josephson 1940- Physicist

Cerys Matthews 1969- Singer

Howard Spring 1889-1965 Writer

R S (Ronald Stuart) Thomas 1913-2000 Poet

J P R (John Peter Rhys) Williams 1949- Rugby player

CARMARTHEN Tony Curtis 1946- Poet

CEFNEITHIN, DYFED Barry John 1945- Rugby player

COLWYN BAY Timothy Dalton 1946- Actor

DENBIGH Henry Morton Stanley 1841-1904 Explorer

DOWLAIS Laura Ashley 1925- Fashion Designer

DUNVANT, WEST GLAMORGAN

John Ormond 1923-1990 Film Maker

GARNANT John Cale 1942- Musician

GLASBURY, POWYS Francis Bradley 1846-1924 Philosopher

GLYNNEATH Max Boyce 1945- Comedian

GRIFFITHSTOWN, GWENT Annabel Giles 1959- Actor

GWERN VALE, POWYS George Everest 1790-1866 Surveyor

GYFFIN, GWYNEDD John Gibson 1790-1866 Sculptor

HAVERFORDWEST

Christian Bale 1974- Actor

Gwen John 1876-1939 Artist

Waldo Williams 1904-1971 Poet

HOLYHEAD Dawn French 1957- Comedienne

LLANDAFF

Roald Dahl 1916-1990 Writer

Merlyn Oliver Evans 1910-1973 Artist

LLANFIHANGEL ABERCOWIN Thomas Charles 1755-1814 Edited a Welsh version of the Bible

LLANFINHANGEL-Y-PENNANT Mary Jones 1784-1864 She inspired the founding of the British and Foreign Bible Society

LLANDOGO, GWENT Edmee Dashwood 1890-1943 Writer

LLANELLI Donald Swan 1923-1994 Songwriter

LLANFYNYDD, DYFED John Dyer 1699-1757 Artist

LOUGHOR Evan Roberts 1878-1951 Evangelist

MAESTEG Vernon Watkins 1906-1967 Poet

MERTHYR Julian MacDonald 1971- Knitwear designer

MILFORD HAVEN Arthur Symons 1865-1945 Poet

MOLD Daniel Owen 1836-95 Writer

MONMOUTH Henry V 1387-1422

MONTGOMERY George Herbert 1593-1633 Poet

NEWPORT William Henry Davies 1871-1940 Poet

NEWTOWN Robert Owen 1771-1858 Mill owner and radical

PANDY, GWENT Raymond Williams 1921-1988 Writer

PANT GLAS Bryn Terfel 1965- Singer

PENEGOES Richard Wilson 1714-1782 Artist

PONTARDAWE

Gareth Edwards 1947- Rugby player

Mary Hopkin 1950- Singer

PONTRYHYDYFEN Richard Burton 1925-1984 Singer

PONTYPOOL, GWENT Thomas Barker 1769-1847 Artist

PONTYPRIDD Tom Jones 1940- Singer

PORT TALBOT

Anthony Hopkins 1937- Actor

Andrew Vicari 1938- Artist

PRESTATYN

Barry Flanagan 1941- Sculptor

Mike Peters 1959- Singer

RHOSGADFAN Kate Roberts 1891-1985 Writer

RHYL Ruth Ellis 1926-1955 Last woman in Britain to be hanged

RUABON Mark Hughes 1963- Footballer

SKEWEN, NEATH Bonnie Tyler 1953- Singer

ST ASAPH Ian Rush 1961- Footballer

ST DAVID'S Richard Llewellyn 1907-1983 Writer

SWANSEA

Clive Granger 1934- Economist

Sir William Grove 1811-1896 Physicist

Richard 'Beau' Nash 1674-1762 Dandy

Dylan Thomas 1914-53 Poet

Harri Webb 1920-1994 Poet

Dr Rowan Williams 1950- Archbishop of Canterbury

Catherine Zeta-Jones 1969- Actress

TENBY

Augustus John 1878-1961 Portrait painter

Robert Recorde 1510-58 Mathematician Inventor of = sign

TREDEGAR Aneurin Bevan 1897-1960 Labour politician

Neil Kinnock 1942- Politician

TRELLECK, MONMOUTHSHIRE Bertrand Russell 1872-1970 Philosopher and mathematician

TREFOREST Phil Campbell 1961- Guitarist

TREMADOC, CAERNAVONSHIRE Thomas Edward Lawrence (Of Arabia)

TREFECCA FAWR, BRECONSHIRE Howell Harris 1714-1773 Preacher

TREORCHY Donald Davies 1924-2000 Scientist

TYNTON Dr Richard Price 1723-1791 Writer

WHITLAND, DYFED William Mathias 1934-1992 Composer

WREXHAM John Godfrey Parry-Thomas 1884-1927 Racing driver

Y GROES Issac Roberts 1829-1904 Astronomer

YSGYBORWEN Margaret Haig Thomas 1883-1958 Feminist

A history of Wales

A history of Cardiff

A history of Newport

A history of Swansea

A history of Wrexham

A history of Conwy

Famous people from London

Famous people from Southwest England

Famous people from Scotland

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