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.
21 - Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (Llywelyn the Last/ Llywelyn Olaf) (564 votes)
“The Last True Prince of Wales”, who asserted Welsh nationhood before being slain by the English.
No leader came closer to creating a unified and independent Wales than Llywelyn ap Gruffydd. He forged a Principality that stretched from Anglesey in the north to Glamorgan in the south. Eventually his territorial expansion posed an unacceptable threat to the English crown. But it took the largest army seen in Britain since the Norman Conquests to bring about Llywelyn’s downfall.