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.
16 - Evan Roberts (816 votes)
"God’s chosen instrument”- youthful leader of the great religious revival of 1904.
For a brief period in the early 20th century, Wales experienced an extraordinary wave of religious fervour. The pubs were emptied and the chapels filled to bursting point as people were caught up in the “Great Revival”. The central figure in this popular movement was Evan Roberts, a 26 year-old former miner. A sense of God"s presence drew many to attend his meetings.