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.
28 - Alfred Russell Wallace (313 votes)
Naturalist and explorer who developed a theory of evolution separately from Charles Darwin
A neglected giant of 19th Century science whose work on evolution has been overshadowed by that of Charles Darwin. A polymath who excelled in numerous disciplines, he wrote prolifically and travelled widely while enduring shipwreck and disease in his pursuit of scientific discovery.