100 Welsh Heroes

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Can you name the 100 Welsh Heroes (according to an internet poll)?

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DatesPersonDescription
1897 - 1960Regarded as the father of the NHS
circa 1349 – circa 1416Rebel leader against English rule
1940 - Music legend
1912 - 2005Plaid Cymru’s first MP
1925 - 1984Actor
1947 - Rugby great
1914 - 1953Poet
1863 - 1945British Prime Minister
1771 - 1858Entrepreneur and philanthropist
1893 - 1985Controversial writer
1959 - Singer and musician
1872 - 1970Philosopher
1969 - Actress
1913 - 2000Poet and priest
1938 - Artist
1878 - 1950Leader of the great religious revival of 1904
1969 - Singer and musician
1545 - 1604Cleric and scholar
1931 - 2004Footballing great
1961 - Guitarist
1230 - 1282“The Last True Prince of Wales”
1973 - Actor
1967 - 2008Lyricist
1949 - Rugby legend
1969 - Sporting Dame
1961 - War veteran
1960 - Radical writer and filmmaker
1823 - 1913Co-originator of the theory of evolution by natural selection
1822 - 1898Pioneer of Welsh freedom
1315/20 – 1350/70Key literary figure of the Middle Ages
1950 - Former Archbishop of Canterbury
1966 - Poet
1937 - 1995Leader of the “Free Wales Army”
1922 - 1984One of Britain’s best-loved comedians
DatesPersonDescription
1916 - 1990Brilliant children's author
1784 - 1877Rebel who led the Newport Rising
1887 - 1917Chief bard
1892 - 1969World champion boxer
1723 - 1791Unitarian minister and philosopher
1918 - 2006Artist
1891 - 1985Author
1920 - 2003Politician
circa 890 AD – circa 950 ADWelsh King of the early 10th Century
1937 - Oscar-winning actor
1944 - Scientist, author and broadcaster
circa 5th CenturyPatron Saint of Wales
1717 - 1791Preacher, poet and writer of more than 800 hymns
1924 - 2000Pioneering computer scientist
1946 - Architect of devolution
1940 - Nobel prize-winning physicist
1841 - 1904Journalist and explorer
1888 - 1935Archaeologist, soldier, writer and campaigner for Arab independence
1457 - 1509Welsh-born King of England
1173 - 1240Medieval prince
1965 - Singer
1808 - 1831Folk hero
1961 - Liverpool and Wales football hero
1942 - Welsh Labour leader
1871 - 1940Writer
1963 - Footballer
1883 - 1978Influential architect
1850 – 1935Aviation pioneer who may have built and flown the first working aeroplane
1943 - Singer, entrepreneur and politician
1800 - 1893Doctor and self-appointed Archdruid
1851 - 1925Inspirational founder of a Cambridge college
1883 - 1958Suffragette, civil servant and publisher
1934 - Nobel Prize-winning economist and statistician
1943 - Dazzlingly successful entrepreneur
DatesPersonDescription
1714 - 1773Founder of Welsh Methodism
circa 5th Century ADImmortal King of the Britons
1969 - Singer
1925 - 1985Designer and entrepreneur
1834 - 1913Communications pioneer who brought the telephone to Britain
1818 - 1880Industrialist and entrepreneur
1742 - 1803Innovative painter
1967 - World record-beating athlete
1635 - 1688“Privateer” who outdid Sir Francis Drake with his swashbuckling exploits in the Caribbean
1972 - Merthyr’s “style dictator”
1876 - 1939Rodin’s muse
820 - 878Warrior, prince and the first Welsh ruler to be called “Great”
1747 - 1826Creator of the Gorsedd of Bards
1914 - 1997Best-selling author
1330 - 1378Princely medieval adventurer
1923 - Doctor, prolific poet, novelist and playwright
1146 - 1223Scholar and cleric
1510 - 1558Inventor of the equals sign
1831 - 1900Inventor who gave the microphone to the world
15th Century AD – 16th Century ADWealthy Tudor dignitary after whom America may have been named
1731 - 178818th century academic
1712 - 1782Influential artist
1811 - 1896Influential physicist
1902 - 1966Wales’ first woman M.P
1818 - 1898“The working man astronomer”
1921 - 1988Academic and political activist
1942 - Musical innovator and founder member of The Velvet Underground
1879 - 1958Psychiatrist
1904 - 1971Romantic poet
1132 - 1197Powerful ruler of the kingdom of the Deheubarth
1829 - 1904Astronomer who pioneered the photography of distant stars
1882 - 1960First woman organiser for the Labour Party in Wales

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