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.
89 - Ieuan Brydydd Hir (57 votes)
18th century academic who rediscovered the wonderful ancient Welsh epic poem ‘Y Gododdin’.
Ieuan Brydydd Hir, also known as Ieuan Fardd (Ieuan The Bard) spent most of his life copying old manuscripts – and throwing light on the intricate content of Ancient Welsh Poetry. He published Some Specimens of the Poetry of Antient Welsh Bards. This was the first anthology of early Welsh poetry to be published and it has secured him a prominent place among scholars to this day.