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

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.
Christian BaleChristian Bale

30 January 1974

Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK

Aquarius

Gordon RamsayGordon Ramsay
(Chef and Restaurateur)

08 November 1966

Johnstone

Scorpio

Ioan GruffuddIoan Gruffudd
(Actor)

06 October 1973

Llwydcoed, Aberdare, Wales

Libra

Roald DahlRoald Dahl
(Novelist, Short Story Writer)

13 September 1916

23 November 1990

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Virgo

Adam SmithAdam Smith
(Economist and Philosopher)

16 June 1723

17 July 1790

Kirkcaldy, Scotland

Gemini

C. S. LewisC. S. Lewis
(Novelist)

29 November 1898

22 November 1963

Belfast

Sagittarius

Anthony HopkinsAnthony Hopkins

31 December 1937

Port Talbot, Glamorgan, Wales

Capricorn

Catherine Zeta-JonesCatherine Zeta-Jones
(Actress)

25 September 1969

Swansea

Libra

Bertrand RussellBertrand Russell
(Philosopher)

18 May 1872

02 February 1970

Trellech, Monmouthshire, UK

Taurus

Alex FergusonAlex Ferguson
(Former Manager of Manchester United)

31 December 1941

Glasgow, Scotland

Capricorn

Richard BurtonRichard Burton
(Actor)

10 November 1925

05 August 1984

Pontrhydyfen, Wales

Scorpio

Jonathan PryceJonathan Pryce
(Actor)

01 June 1947

Carmel, Flintshire

Gemini

Samuel JohnsonSamuel Johnson
(Writer)

18 September 1709

13 December 1784

Lichfield, United Kingdom

Virgo

John MuirJohn Muir
(Naturalist)

21 April 1838

24 December 1914

Dunbar

Taurus

Aneurin BarnardAneurin Barnard
(Actor)

08 May 1987

Ogwr, Mid Glamorgan, Wales, UK

Taurus

Shirley BasseyShirley Bassey
(Singer)

08 January 1937

Tiger Bay

Capricorn

Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly

24 November 1942

Anderston

Sagittarius

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

17 January 1863

26 March 1945

Chorlton-on-Medlock

Capricorn

David ByrneDavid Byrne

14 May 1952

Dumbarton, Scotland

Taurus

Dylan ThomasDylan Thomas
(Poet & Writer)

27 October 1914

09 November 1953

Swansea

Scorpio

Charlotte ChurchCharlotte Church

21 February 1986

Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales

Pisces

George HerbertGeorge Herbert
(Poet)

03 April 1593

01 March 1633

Montgomery

Aries

Robert OwenRobert Owen

14 May 1771

17 November 1858

Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Wales

Taurus

Henry Morton StanleyHenry Morton Stanley
(Explorer)

28 January 1841

10 May 1904

Denbigh

Aquarius

Ray MillandRay Milland
(Actor)

03 January 1907

10 March 1986

Neath, Glamorgan, Wales

Capricorn

Bill ShanklyBill Shankly
(Scottish Footballer and Manager)

02 September 1913

29 September 1981

Glenbuck, Scotland

Virgo

Aneurin BevanAneurin Bevan
(Former Secretary of State for Health)

15 November 1897

06 July 1960

Tredegar

Scorpio

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

07 October 1927

23 August 1989

Govanhill

Libra

Gordon StrachanGordon Strachan

09 February 1957

Edinburgh, Scotland

Aquarius

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

07 September 1925

17 September 1985

Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil,, Wales

Virgo

Alfred NoyesAlfred Noyes
(Poet)

16 September 1880

28 June 1958

Wolverhampton

Virgo

Marina DiamandisMarina Diamandis
(Singer)

10 October 1985

Brynmawr

Libra

Arthur KeithArthur Keith
(Father of Modern Nationalism)

05 February 1866

07 January 1955

Aberdeen

Aquarius

Alun HoddinottAlun Hoddinott
(Composer)

11 August 1929

12 March 2008

Glamorgan

Leo

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

04 September 1934

27 May 2009

Swansea

Virgo

John Rhys-DaviesJohn Rhys-Davies
(Screenwriter, Actor, Voice acting)

Timothy DaltonTimothy Dalton
(Actor, Film actor)

21 March 1944

Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom

Aries

Ryan GiggsRyan Giggs
(Association football player, Association football manager)

29 November 1973

Cardiff

Sagittarius

Andy WhitfieldAndy Whitfield
(Model, Actor, Engineer)

11 September 2011

Amlwch

Desmond LlewelynDesmond Llewelyn

John CaleJohn Cale
(Singer-songwriter, Record producer, Actor, Lyricist, Musician, Autobiographer, Model, Film actor, Television actor, Music arranger, Experimental musician, Pianist, Film score composer)

09 March 1942

Garnant

Pisces

Peg EntwistlePeg Entwistle

Eve MylesEve Myles
Craig BellamyCraig Bellamy
(Association football player)

13 July 1979

Cardiff

Cancer

Gethin JonesGethin Jones

Alexandra RoachAlexandra Roach

Hywel BennettHywel Bennett
Lloyd OwenLloyd Owen

Aimee-Ffion EdwardsAimee-Ffion Edwards
(actor, television actor)

21 November 1987

Newport, Wales

Scorpio

Christopher TimothyChristopher Timothy

Laurence Llewelyn-BowenLaurence Llewelyn-Bowen

Joanna ScanlanJoanna Scanlan

Tom PryceTom Pryce
(Motorcycle racer, Racecar driver)

11 June 1949

05 March 1977

Ruthin

Gemini

Wayne HennesseyWayne Hennessey
(Association football player)

24 January 1987

Bangor

Aquarius

David OwenDavid Owen
(politician, physician)

02 July 1938

Plympton

Cancer

John CharlesJohn Charles
(Association football player, Association football manager)

27 December 1931

21 February 2004

Swansea

Capricorn

John HartsonJohn Hartson
(Association football player)

05 April 1975

Swansea

Aries

Bryn TerfelBryn Terfel
(Singer, Opera singer, Actor)

09 November 1965

Pant Glas

Scorpio

Gwen JohnGwen John
(Painter, Visual artist, Model)

22 June 1876

18 September 1939

Haverfordwest

Cancer

Henry VaughanHenry Vaughan
(Physician, Economist, Poet, Writer)

17 April 1621

23 April 1695

Brecknockshire

Aries

Mali HarriesMali Harries
Catherine TregennaCatherine Tregenna

Carl RobinsonCarl Robinson
(Association football player, Association football manager)

13 October 1976

Llandrindod Wells

Libra

Shaun MacDonaldShaun MacDonald
(Association football player)

17 June 1988

Swansea

Gemini

Owain Fon WilliamsOwain Fon Williams

17 March 1987

Penygroes, Gwynedd

Pisces

David CotterillDavid Cotterill
(Association football player)

04 December 1987

Cardiff

Sagittarius

Wynne EvansWynne Evans
(Singer, Opera singer, Actor)

27 January 1972

Carmarthen

Aquarius

Ben FlowerBen Flower
(Rugby league player, Rugby union player)

19 October 1987

Cardiff

Libra

Robert RecordeRobert Recorde
(mathematician, physician, physicist, philosopher)

1512 AD

1558 AD

Tenby

Richie BurnettRichie Burnett
(Darts player)

07 February 1967

Cwmparc

Aquarius

John OwenJohn Owen
(Theologian)

1616 AD

24 August 1683

Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, England

James BeattieJames Beattie
(Linguist, Poet, Translator, Philosopher, Writer)

25 October 1735

18 August 1803

Laurencekirk, United Kingdom

Scorpio

Judith OwenJudith Owen
Christopher LoveChristopher Love
(Minister, Preacher)

1618 AD

22 August 1651

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Gareth Thomas (Rugby Player)Gareth Thomas (Rugby Player)

25 July 1974

Sarn, Bridgend

Leo

David ThompsonDavid Thompson
(explorer, cartographer)

30 April 1770

10 February 1857

Westminster

Taurus

Ian WatkinsIan Watkins
(singer, lyricist, songwriter)

30 July 1977

Merthyr Tydfil

Leo

Chris ColemanChris Coleman
(association football player, association football manager)

10 June 1970

Swansea

Gemini

Phil CampbellPhil Campbell
(musician, guitarist)

07 May 1961

Pontypridd

Taurus

Ian WhyteIan Whyte
(actor)

17 September 1971

Bangor

Virgo

Sir James George FrazerSir James George Frazer

01 January 1854

07 May 1941

Capricorn

Bertie Charles ForbesBertie Charles Forbes
(Journalist)

14 May 1880

06 May 1954

New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Taurus

Sir James Matthew BarrieSir James Matthew Barrie

09 May 1860

19 June 1937

Taurus

Elaine MorganElaine Morgan
(screenwriter, columnist, author, writer, feminist)

07 November 1920

12 July 2013

Pontypridd

Scorpio

Margaret Oliphant OliphantMargaret Oliphant Oliphant

04 April 1828

25 June 1897

Aries

Stephen ClarkeStephen Clarke

29 August 1963

Virgo

Sir James Whyte BlackSir James Whyte Black

14 June 1924

22 March 2010

Uddingston

Gemini

James Thomas WalkerJames Thomas Walker

20 March 1841

18 January 1923

Pisces

Sir Walter Scott, 1st BaronetSir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet

15 August 1771

21 September 1832

Leo

Ryan Joseph GiggsRyan Joseph Giggs

29 November 1973

Cardiff, Wales

Sagittarius

Andy ScottAndy Scott

30 June 1949

Wrexham

Cancer

Craig DaviesCraig Davies
(association football player)

09 January 1986

Burton upon Trent

Capricorn

David EmanuelDavid Emanuel
(fashion designer)

17 November 1952

Bridgend

Scorpio

Gareth Thomas (Actor)Gareth Thomas (Actor)

12 February 1945

Wales

Aquarius

Huw EdwardsHuw Edwards
(journalist)

18 August 1961

Bridgend

Leo

Jason JamesJason James
(musician)

13 January 1981

Bridgend

Capricorn

JemJem
(singer-songwriter, singer, songwriter)

18 May 1975

Penarth

Taurus

Jimmy MurphyJimmy Murphy

08 August 1910

14 November 1989

Pentre

Leo

John EvansJohn Evans
(singer, writer, film maker, artist)

1960 AD

Pontypridd

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