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.
88 - David Edward Hughes (57 votes)
Inventor who gave the microphone to the world
Having already made a considerable fortune from the Hughes telegraph printer, David Edward Hughes could afford to give away his greatest invention. Unveiled in 1878, the carbon microphone remains fundamental to all telephony, recording and broadcasting in the world. Hughes may also have successfully transmitted radio signals several years before Marconi