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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

28 - Alfred Russell Wallace (313 votes)

Naturalist and explorer who developed a theory of evolution separately from Charles Darwin

Alfred Russell Wallace

A neglected giant of 19th Century science whose work on evolution has been overshadowed by that of Charles Darwin. A polymath who excelled in numerous disciplines, he wrote prolifically and travelled widely while enduring shipwreck and disease in his pursuit of scientific discovery.

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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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