Famous Welsh Physicians

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 1 Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan
Famous As: Physician, Economist, Poet, Writer
Birthdate: April 17, 1621
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brecknockshire
Died: April 23, 1695

Anglo-Welsh metaphysical poet Henry Vaughan was a major literary figure of the Commonwealth period and is best remembered for Silex Scintillans. While he initially studied law, the Civil War disrupted his studies and he was called back home to serve Sir Marmaduke Lloyd. He was also a practicing physician.

 2 Ernest Jones

Ernest Jones
Famous As: Psychoanalyst
Birthdate: January 1, 1879
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gowerton, Wales
Died: February 11, 1958

 3 Dannie Abse

Dannie Abse
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: September 22, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cardiff, Wales
Died: September 28, 2014

Apart from establishing himself as one of the most prominent Welsh poets of his time, Dannie Abse also worked full-time as a physician. The Cholmondeley Award-winning poet, known for volumes such as Pythagoras, White Coat, Purple Coat, and Running Late, was also a memoirist and an editor.

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 4 Andrew Boorde

Andrew Boorde
Famous As: Physician
Birthdate: 1490 AD
Birthplace: Sussex, England
Died: March 31, 1549

 5 Siôn Dafydd Rhys

Siôn Dafydd Rhys
Famous As: Welsh grammarian
Birthdate: 1534 AD
Birthplace: Llanfaethlu, Wales
Died: 1609 AD