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.
55 - Bryn Terfel (138 votes)
World famous singer who remains rooted firmly in Wales
Bryn Terfel’s successful crossover from opera house to the album charts is helping him to assume Pavarotti’s mantle as the world’s favourite classical singer. It’s a position the farmer’s son with the big voice and imposing presence has seemed destined for since emerging onto the scene in the late 1980’s. He has the musical world at his feet while still making an important contribution to the cultural life of Wales.