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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

66 - Margaret Haig Thomas (Viscountess Rhondda) (108 votes)

Suffragette, civil servant and publisher known as “The Welsh Boadicea”

Margaret Haig Thomas

Margaret Haig Thomas was the daughter of a wealthy mine-owning family who went to jail for her part in the campaign to give women the vote. She survived being torpedoed in World War One, became a powerful civil servant and founded the influential magazine “Time and Tide.” A pioneering feminist who

blazed a trail for women of later generations

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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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