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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.

Today's Hero

17 - James Dean Bradfield (790 votes)

Powerful vocalist and lead guitarist with rock band Manic Street Preachers

James Dean Bradfield

The medium for the Manic Street Preachers radical political and social messages, James Dean Bradfield’s musical talent is responsible for making the band one of the most unusual success stories of the past 25 years, delivering seven Top 40 albums and two Number One singles to date.

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The Winners

  1. Aneurin Bevan (2426 votes)
  2. Owain Glyndwr (2309 votes)
  3. Tom Jones (2072 votes)
  4. Gwynfor Evans (1928 votes)
  5. Richard Burton (1755 votes)
  6. Gareth Edwards (1685 votes)
  7. Dylan Thomas (1630 votes)
  8. David Lloyd George (1627 votes)
  9. Robert Owen (1621 votes)
  10. Saunders Lewis (1601 votes)
  11. Mike Peters (1594 votes)
  12. Bertrand Russell (1469 votes)
  13. Catherine Zeta Jones (1136 votes)
  14. R. S. Thomas (898 votes)
  15. Andrew Vicari (873 votes)
  16. Evan Roberts (816 votes)
  17. James Dean Bradfield (790 votes)
  18. Bishop William Morgan (775 votes)
  19. John Charles (769 votes)
  20. Phil Campbell (763 votes)

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