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.
70 - King Arthur (92 votes)
Immortal King of the Britons or minor local military leader, depending on your taste for legend
Has anyone’s reputation ever been better ‘spun’ by history than Arthur, the “once and future king” who personifies chivalry, nobility and justice? Believed by some to have been in reality a fairly obscure 5th Century warrior-chieftain, Arthur’s legend was built up by successive generations of writers. A character owing far more to fiction than fact then, but arguably a Welsh Hero nonetheless.