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Davies, (William Thomas) Pennar (1911–1996), poet, novelist, and Welsh nationalist, was born in Mountain Ash, Glamorgan, on 12 November 1911, the eldest of four children and only son of Joseph Davies, a coalminer, and Edith Anne (née Moss), his wife. Despite the family's disadvantaged circumstances, ...

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Derfel, Robert Jones [formerly Robert Jones] (1824–1905), Welsh nationalist and socialist, was born Robert Jones at Y Foty, his grandfather's farm, near Bethel, Merioneth, on 24 July 1824, the second son of Edward Jones, a farmer and cattle dealer, and his wife, ...

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Edwards, Sir Ifan ab Owen (1895–1970), educationist and founder of Urdd Gobaith Cymru, was born on 25 July 1895 at Tremaran, Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth, the second of the three children (the eldest died in infancy) of Sir Owen Morgan Edwards (1858–1920) and his wife, ...

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Ellis, Thomas Edward [Tom] (1859–1899), politician and Welsh nationalist, was born at Cynlas Farm, Cefnddwysarn, near Bala, Merioneth, on 16 February 1859, the third of six surviving children and only son of Thomas Ellis, tenant farmer, and his wife, Elizabeth Williams. That same year one of ...

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Evans, Sir (Evan) Vincent (1851–1934), journalist and promoter of the Welsh national revival, was born at Nantcol in the parish of Llangelynnin, Merioneth, Wales, probably on 18 November 1851. He was the elder son of Lewis Evans, a farmer, and his first wife, ...

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Hall [née Waddington], Augusta, Lady Llanover (1802–1896), promoter of the Welsh national revival, was born on 21 March 1802 at Tŷ Uchaf, Llanofer, Monmouthshire, the youngest daughter of Benjamin Waddington (1749–1828), landowner, and of Georgina Mary Ann (1771–1850), daughter of John Port...

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John, Edward Thomas (1857–1931), ironmaster and Welsh nationalist, was born at Pontypridd on 14 March 1857, the son of John John, an anchor smith, and his wife, Margaret Morgan. He attended the local Wesleyan day school. But early in life he moved to ...

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Lewis, (John) Saunders (1893–1985), writer and a founder of the Welsh Nationalist Party, was born on 15 October 1893 at 61 Falkland Road, Poulton-cum-Seacombe, Wallasey, Cheshire, the second of the three sons of the Revd Lodwig Lewis (1859–1933) and his wife, Mary Margaret, ...

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(John) Saunders Lewis (1893–1985) by Powys Evans © National Museums and Galleries of Wales

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Rees, Alwyn David (1911–1974), social anthropologist and Welsh nationalist, was born at Llanarel, Coalbrook, Gorseinon, Glamorgan, on 27 March 1911, the son of Theophilus Rees, a winder at the Mynydd colliery in Gorseinon, and his wife, Mary, née Davies. Alwyn was the eldest of their four children, all of whom became involved in the world of education. He attended the primary school at ...