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List of famous Welsh people with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Famous People From Wales
What is that common thread that ties the rich and the famous like Anthony Hopkins, Richard Burton, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Courteney Cox, Dylan Thomas, George Herbert, and Christian Bale together? Well, it is their nationality. True that! From celebrated crooners and iconic movie stars to cutting-edge comedians and fine poets, Wales has produced abundant talent in course of its history. And if you think that is all, read further. You will be surprised to know that eminent personalities like Tom Jones, Roald Dahl, King Arthur and Bertrand Russell too called Wales their home. With such an awe-inspiring lot of talent to its credit, it is surprising how Wales has managed to understate its greatness on the face of the world all along. Let us pay tribute to the greatest Welshmen of all times in their biographies below. Read all about their timeline discover interesting trivia and dig some lesser-known facts about these famous Welsh people here.
Adam SmithAdam Smith
(Economist and Philosopher)

16 June 1723

17 July 1790

Kirkcaldy, Scotland

Gemini

Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
(Former Manager of Manchester United)

31 December 1941

Glasgow, Scotland

Capricorn

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
(Composer)

11 August 1929

12 March 2008

Glamorgan

Leo

Aneurin BevanAneurin Bevan
(Former Secretary of State for Health)

15 November 1897

06 July 1960

Tredegar

Scorpio

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

31 December 1937

Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales

Capricorn

Arthur KeithArthur Keith
(Father of Modern Nationalism)

05 February 1866

07 January 1955

Aberdeen

Aquarius

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
(Scottish Footballer and Manager)

02 September 1913

29 September 1981

Glenbuck, Scotland

Virgo

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly

24 November 1942

Anderston

Sagittarius

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
(Actress)

25 September 1969

Swansea

Libra

Charlotte ChurchCharlotte Church

21 February 1986

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales

Pisces

David ByrneDavid Byrne

14 May 1952

Dumbarton, Scotland

Taurus

David Lloyd GeorgeDavid Lloyd George
(Former Chancellor of the Exchequer)

17 January 1863

26 March 1945

Chorlton-on-Medlock

Capricorn

Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas
(Poet & Writer)

27 October 1914

09 November 1953

Swansea

Scorpio

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Johnstone

Scorpio

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan

09 February 1957

Edinburgh, Scotland

Aquarius

John MuirJohn Muir
(Naturalist)

21 April 1838

24 December 1914

Dunbar

Taurus

Laura Ashley Laura Ashley
(Founder of 'Laura Ashley' Brand)

07 September 1925

17 September 1985

Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil,, Wales

Virgo

R. D. LaingR. D. Laing
(Psychiatrist)

07 October 1927

23 August 1989

Govanhill

Libra

Ray MillandRay Milland
(Actor)

03 January 1907

10 March 1986

Neath, Glamorgan, Wales

Capricorn

Richard BurtonRichard Burton
(Actor)

10 November 1925

05 August 1984

Pontrhydyfen, Wales

Scorpio

Robert OwenRobert Owen

14 May 1771

17 November 1858

Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales

Taurus

Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey
(Singer)

08 January 1937

Tiger Bay

Capricorn

Sir Clive William John GrangerSir Clive William John Granger
(Economist)

04 September 1934

27 May 2009

Swansea

Virgo

Adam HenleyAdam Henley

14 June 1994

Knoxville

Gemini

Adam MatthewsAdam Matthews

13 January 1992

Swansea

Capricorn

Aimee-Ffion EdwardsAimee-Ffion Edwards

1987 AD

Newport, Wales

Alan CurtisAlan Curtis

16 April 1954

Pentre

Aries

Alexander SmithAlexander Smith

31 December 1829

05 January 1867

Kilmarnock

Capricorn

Alun Wyn JonesAlun Wyn Jones

19 September 1985

Swansea

Virgo

Andrew HouseAndrew House

23 January 1965

Wales

Aquarius

Andy ScottAndy Scott

30 June 1949

Wrexham

Cancer

Andy SecombeAndy Secombe

26 April 1953

Mumbles

Taurus

Andy WhitfieldAndy Whitfield

11 September 2011

Amlwch

Ben FlowerBen Flower

19 October 1987

Cardiff

Libra

Benji WebbeBenji Webbe

11 March 1967

Pisces

Bertie Charles ForbesBertie Charles Forbes
(Journalist)

14 May 1880

06 May 1954

New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Taurus

Brian HibbardBrian Hibbard
(Actor)

26 November 1946

17 June 2012

Ebbw Vale

Sagittarius

Carl RobinsonCarl Robinson

13 October 1976

Llandrindod Wells

Libra

Catherine TregennaCatherine Tregenna

Ched EvansChed Evans

28 December 1988

Rhyl

Capricorn

Chris ColemanChris Coleman

10 June 1970

Swansea

Gemini

Chris SladeChris Slade

30 October 1946

Pontypridd

Scorpio

Christopher LoveChristopher Love

05 June 1904

22 August 1651

Cardiff

Gemini

Craig BellamyCraig Bellamy

13 July 1979

Cardiff

Cancer

Craig DaviesCraig Davies

09 January 1986

Burton upon Trent

Capricorn

Dan LydiateDan Lydiate

18 December 1987

Salford, Greater Manchester

Sagittarius

Danny GabbidonDanny Gabbidon

08 August 1979

Cwmbran

Leo

Dave EdmundsDave Edmunds

15 April 1944

Cardiff

Aries

David CotterillDavid Cotterill

04 December 1987

Cardiff

Sagittarius

David EmanuelDavid Emanuel

17 November 1952

Bridgend

Scorpio

David ThompsonDavid Thompson

30 April 1770

10 February 1857

Westminster

Taurus

Dean SaundersDean Saunders

21 June 1964

Swansea

Gemini

Donald CargillDonald Cargill

1610 AD

1681 AD

Donald HoustonDonald Houston

06 November 1923

13 October 1991

Clydach Vale

Scorpio

Doris HareDoris Hare

01 March 1905

30 May 2000

Bargoed

Pisces

Elaine MorganElaine Morgan

07 November 1920

12 July 2013

Pontypridd

Scorpio

Emyr HuwsEmyr Huws

30 September 1993

Llanelli

Libra

Gareth BaleGareth Bale

16 July 1989

Cardiff

Cancer

Gareth ThomasGareth Thomas

25 July 1974

Sarn, Bridgend

Leo

Gareth ThomasGareth Thomas

12 February 1945

Wales

Aquarius

Gary SpeedGary Speed

08 September 1969

27 November 2011

Mancot

Virgo

George Adam SmithGeorge Adam Smith

19 October 1856

1942 AD

Libra

George MacDonaldGeorge MacDonald

10 December 1824

18 September 1905

Huntly, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Sagittarius

Gerran HowellGerran Howell

25 February 1991

Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

Pisces

Gethin JenkinsGethin Jenkins

17 November 1980

Llantwit Fardre

Scorpio

Grace CoddingtonGrace Coddington

20 April 1941

Anglesey

Aries

Harry SecombeHarry Secombe

08 September 1921

11 April 2001

St Thomas, Swansea

Virgo

Henry VaughanHenry Vaughan

17 April 1621

23 April 1695

Brecknockshire

Aries

High ContrastHigh Contrast

18 September 1979

Cardiff

Virgo

Honeysuckle WeeksHoneysuckle Weeks

01 August 1979

Cardiff

Leo

Howard StringerHoward Stringer

19 February 1942

Cardiff

Aquarius

Hugh GriffithHugh Griffith

30 May 1912

14 May 1980

Marian-glas

Gemini

Huw EdwardsHuw Edwards

18 August 1961

Bridgend

Leo

Ian RushIan Rush

20 October 1961

St Asaph

Libra

Ian WhyteIan Whyte

17 September 1971

Bangor

Virgo

Irvine WelshIrvine Welsh

27 September 1958

Edinburgh

Libra

Ivor NovelloIvor Novello

15 January 1893

06 March 1951

Cardiff

Capricorn

Iwan RheonIwan Rheon

13 May 1985

Carmarthen

Taurus

James BeattieJames Beattie

25 October 1735

18 August 1803

Scorpio

James Dean BradfieldJames Dean Bradfield

21 February 1969

Pontypool

Pisces

James HookJames Hook

27 June 1985

Port Talbot

Cancer

James Thomas WalkerJames Thomas Walker

20 March 1841

18 January 1923

Pisces

Jason JamesJason James

13 January 1981

Bridgend

Capricorn

Jazz RichardsJazz Richards

12 April 1991

Swansea

Aries

JemJem

18 May 1975

Penarth

Taurus

Jimmy MurphyJimmy Murphy

08 August 1910

14 November 1989

Pentre

Leo

Joanna PageJoanna Page

23 March 1978

Treboeth

Aries

Joe LedleyJoe Ledley

23 January 1987

Cardiff

Aquarius

John CharlesJohn Charles

27 December 1931

21 February 2004

Swansea

Capricorn

John EvansJohn Evans

1960 AD

John HartsonJohn Hartson

05 April 1975

Swansea

Aries

John OwenJohn Owen

03 June 1904

24 August 1683

Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, England

Gemini

John Owen-JonesJohn Owen-Jones

05 May 1971

Wales

Taurus

John ToshackJohn Toshack

22 March 1949

Cardiff

Aries

Joseph HumeJoseph Hume

22 January 1777

20 February 1855

Aquarius

Judith OwenJudith Owen

Katy WixKaty Wix

28 February 1980

Cardiff

Pisces

Kenny JackettKenny Jackett

05 January 1962

Watford

Capricorn

Kit SymonsKit Symons

08 March 1971

Basingstoke

Pisces

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