Top 100 Famous Welsh People

A list of the greatest 100 Welsh people.

  1. Aneurin Bevan, politician (2,426 votes) – 45 in the 100 Greatest Britons list
  2. Owain Glyndwr, Prince of Wales (2,309 votes) – 23 in the 100 Greatest Britons list
  3. Tom Jones, singer (2,072 votes)
  4. Gwynfor Evans, politician (1,928 votes)
  5. Richard Burton, actor (1,755 votes) – 94 in the 100 Greatest Britons list
  6. Gareth Edwards, rugby player (1,685 votes)
  7. Dylan Thomas, poet (1,630 votes)
  8. David Lloyd George, politician (1,627 votes) – 78 in the 100 Greatest Britons list
  9. Robert Owen, philanthropist and founder of socialism (1,621 votes)
  10. Saunders Lewis, writer (1,601 votes)
  11. Mike Peters, musician (1,594 votes)
  12. Bertrand Russell, philosopher (1,469 votes)
  13. Catherine Zeta-Jones, actress (1,136 votes)
  14. R. S. Thomas, poet (898 votes)
  15. Andrew Vicari, artist (873 votes)
  16. Evan Roberts (816 votes)
  17. James Dean Bradfield, musician (790 votes)
  18. Bishop William Morgan (775 votes)
  19. John Charles, footballer (769 votes)
  20. Phil Campbell (763 votes)
  21. Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales (564 votes)
  22. Ioan Gruffudd, actor (464 votes)
  23. Richey Edwards, musician (436 votes)
  24. J.P.R. Williams, rugby player (433 votes)
  25. Tanni Grey-Thompson, athlete (432 votes)
  26. Simon Weston, war hero (416 votes)
  27. John Evans (352 votes)
  28. Alfred Russel Wallace, scientist (313 votes)
  29. Michael D. Jones, founder of Patagonian community (284 votes)
  30. Dafydd ap Gwilym, poet (281 votes)
  31. Archbishop Rowan Williams (273 votes)
  32. Patrick Jones (260 votes)
  33. Julian Cayo-Evans, militant politician (257 votes)
  34. Tommy Cooper, comedian (219 votes)
  35. Roald Dahl (201 votes)
  36. John Frost, Chartist leader (187 votes)
  37. Hedd Wyn, poet (178 votes)
  38. Jimmy Wilde, boxer (177 votes)
  39. Dr Richard Price, philosopher (171 votes)
  40. Sir Kyffin Williams, artist (170 votes)
  41. Kate Roberts, writer (167 votes)
  42. Roy Jenkins, politician (165 votes)
  43. Hywel Dda, king and law-giver (164 votes)
  44. Anthony Hopkins, actor (160 votes)
  45. Professor Steve Jones, biologist (159 votes)
  46. Saint David (158 votes)
  47. William Williams Pantycelyn (158 votes)
  48. Donald Davies, scientist (146 votes)
  49. Ron Davies, politician (145 votes)
  50. Professor Brian Josephson, Nobel Prize-winning scientist (144
  51. Sir Henry Morton Stanley, explorer (143 votes)
  52. T. E. Lawrence, war hero (143 votes) – 53 in the 100 Greatest Britons list
  53. Henry VII of England (142 votes)
  54. Llywelyn ab Iorwerth, Prince of Wales (139 votes)
  55. Bryn Terfel, singer (138 votes)
  56. Dic Penderyn, political martyr (136 votes)
  57. Ian Rush, footballer (135 votes)
  58. Neil Kinnock, politician (135 votes)
  59. W. H. Davies, poet (135 votes)
  60. Mark Hughes, footballer (132 votes)
  61. Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, architect (120 votes)
  62. Bill Frost (120 votes)
  63. Dafydd Iwan, musician and politician (115 votes)
  64. Dr William Price, eccentric (114 votes)
  65. Elizabeth Phillips Hughes, educator (110 votes)
  66. Margaret Haig Thomas (108 votes)
  67. Professor Clive Granger (107 votes)
  68. Sir Terry Matthews, entrepreneur (95 votes)
  69. Howell Harris, religious leader (94 votes)
  70. King Arthur (92 votes) – 51 in the 100 Greatest Britons list
  71. Cerys Matthews, singer (88 votes)
  72. Laura Ashley, designer (87 votes)
  73. William Henry Preece (86 votes)
  74. David Davies, industrialist (81 votes)
  75. Thomas Jones (81 votes)
  76. Colin Jackson, athlete (77 votes)
  77. Captain Henry Morgan, buccaneer (71 votes)
  78. Julien MacDonald, fashion designer (68 votes)
  79. Gwen John, artist (68 votes)
  80. Rhodri Mawr, king (64 votes)
  81. Iolo Morganwg, poet and author, inventor of the Eisteddfod format (63 votes)
  82. Alexander Cordell, novelist (63 votes)
  83. Owain Lawgoch, claimant to throne of Wales (62 votes)
  84. Dannie Abse, poet (62 votes)
  85. Gerald of Wales, bishop and writer (60 votes)
  86. Robert Recorde, mathematician (57 votes)
  87. David Edward Hughes (57 votes)
  88. Richard Amerik (57 votes)
  89. Evan Evans (Ieuan Fardd), poet (57 votes)
  90. Richard Wilson, artist (56 votes)
  91. William Robert Grove (56 votes)
  92. Megan Lloyd George, politician (56 votes)
  93. John Jones (55 votes)
  94. Raymond Williams, writer (55 votes)
  95. John Cale, musician (55 votes)
  96. Ernest Jones, psychiatrist (54 votes)
  97. Waldo Williams, poet (53 votes)
  98. The Lord Rhys (51 votes)
  99. Isaac Roberts (44 votes)
  100. Elizabeth Andrews (37 votes)

The poll was operated by Culturenet Cymru Ltd, a Welsh Assembly funded body based at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. The project was managed by Jon Curtis, the Marketing Manager of Culturenet Cymru, with media work conducted by TM.

Source of listings: 100 Welsh Heroes at Wikipedia

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