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BLEDDYN DDU ( c. 1200 ), poet .

Two of his poems are preserved in the ‘ Red Book of Hergest ’ — to God , and to the abbot of Aberconway .

Sources:

  • Jes. Coll. MS. at the Bodleian Library, Oxford 1 (1249, 1253, 1284);
  • NLW MS 4973 (264, 268);
  • Peniarth Manuscript in the National Library of Wales 118 (137, 143);
  • Additional Manuscript in the British Museum 15001;
  • Robert Williams, Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen , 1852 ;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • ‘ Gweirydd ap Rhys ‘, Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig, 1300–1650 , 1885 ;
  • Moses Williams , ‘Poematum Wallicorum.’

Author:

Miss Nansi Ceridwen Jones, Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959