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.
46 - William Williams (Pant-y-celyn) (158 votes)
Preacher, poet and writer of more than 800 hymns
Williams was an exceptionally prolific writer of poetry and hymns as well as a key figure in the Methodist revival. His most famous work – the original Welsh version of Guide Me Thou O Great Redeemer- has evolved into an alternative national anthem and is a perennial favourite at rugby matches, weddings and funerals