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.
80 - Rhodri ap Merfyn (Rhodri Mawr) (64 votes)
Warrior, prince and the first Welsh ruler to be called “Great”.
The status history has awarded Rhodri Mawr (Rhodri the Great) is recognition of the considerable achievements of the man who contributed significantly to the idea , as well as the actuality, of Welsh nationhood. His work foreshadowed the attempts by the princes of Gwynedd in the 13th century to bind Wales into a unified state. He either ruled or, by his personal qualities, dominated much of the land.