Who are the 100 Welsh Heroes?
The 100 Welsh Heroes on this site are here as a result of Wales' largest ever online poll. Between 8th September 2003 and 23rd of February 2004, Culturenet Cymru received over 80,000 nominations and votes in their quest to find the greatest Welsh men and women of all time.
The heroes featured here showcase the extraordinary talents of Welsh men and women through the ages, in almost all fields of human endeavour. Using this site you can study the achievements of all 100 heroes.
1 - Aneurin Bevan (2426 votes)
Firebrand socialist and orator who is regarded as the father of the National Health Service.
The Labour Party Minister of Health in the first post-war government Aneurin ‘Nye’ Bevan is one of the inspirational political figures of the twentieth century. By creating the National Health Service and introducing the National Insurance Act of 1946 he was responsible for two of the most significant modern social reforms.