Famous Welsh Leaders

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 1 Aneurin Bevan

Aneurin Bevan
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Famous As: Former Secretary of State for Health
Birthdate: November 15, 1897
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Tredegar, Wales
Died: July 6, 1960

Born into a working-class family, Aneurin Bevan quit school at 13 to start working at a colliery. He later won a scholarship to study in London and rose to become a Labour MP. He led the ministries of labor and health, and the left-wing of the Labour Party, the Bevanites.

 2 Saint David

Saint David
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Famous As: Welsh bishop
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Pembrokeshire
Died: March 1, 0589

Saint David was a Welsh bishop who lived during the 6th century. His life and teachings inspired Welsh composer Sir Karl William Pamp Jenkins to come up with a choral work titled Dewi Sant. David's teachings also inspired another composer named Arwel Hughes, who composed an oratorio titled Dewi Sant in 1950. David is considered the patron saint of Wales.

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 3 Ieuan Wyn Jones

Ieuan Wyn Jones
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 22, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Denbigh, Denbighshire, Wales

 4 Ranulf de Blundeville, 6th earl of Chester

Ranulf de Blundeville, 6th earl of Chester
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Famous As: English noble
Birthdate: 1170 AD
Birthplace: Oswestry, Wales
Died: 1232 AD

 5 William Morgan

William Morgan
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Famous As: Bishop
Birthdate: 1545 AD
Birthplace: Penmachno, Wales
Died: September 10, 1604

 6 Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd

Hywel ab Owain Gwynedd
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Famous As: Prince
Birthdate: 1120 AD
Birthplace: Gwynedd, Wales
Died: 1170 AD

 7 Christopher Love

Christopher Love
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Famous As: Minister, Preacher
Birthdate: 1618 AD
Birthplace: Cardiff, United Kingdom
Died: August 22, 1651
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 8 Jon Owen Jones

Jon Owen Jones
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: April 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Maerdy, Welsh

 9 Thomas Charles

Thomas Charles
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Famous As: Clergyman
Birthdate: October 14, 1755
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Longmoor, Abercywyn, Wales
Died: October 5, 1814

 10 D. A. Thomas

D. A. Thomas
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Famous As: Industrialist
Birthdate: March 26, 1856
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ysgyborwen, Wales
Died: July 3, 1918

 11 A. G. Edwards

A. G. Edwards
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Famous As: Priest
Birthdate: November 2, 1848
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gwynedd, Wales
Died: July 22, 1937

 12 William Thomas

William Thomas
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 3, 1832
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Monmouthshire, Wales
Died: November 20, 1878

 13 Evan Evans

Evan Evans
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: May 20, 1731
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Cynhawdref, Wales
Died: August 4, 1788

 14 Lewis Edwards

Lewis Edwards
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Famous As: Educator
Birthdate: October 27, 1809
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pen-llwyn, Ceredigion, Wales
Died: July 19, 1887

 15 James Relly

James Relly
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Famous As: Methodist minister
Birthdate: 1722 AD
Birthplace: Jeffreston, Wales
Died: April 25, 1778

 16 Ellis Wynne

Ellis Wynne
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: March 7, 1671
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gwynedd, Wales
Died: July 13, 1734

 17 James Thomas Walker

James Thomas Walker
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Birthdate: March 20, 1841
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: January 18, 1923