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EINION ap GWGON ( c. 1215 ), one of the poets of the Age of the Princes .

Only one poem by him is extant, an eulogy to prince Llywelyn ap Iorwerth ( Llywelyn the Great ) . This is found in Hendreg. MS. and in transcripts of it ( B.M. MS. 14, 869 , Llanst. MS. 31 , Pen. MS. 119 ). It was published in Myv. Arch. , i, 320; Anwyl , The Poetry of the Gogynfeirdd , 113; Llawysgrif Hendregadredd, 50-4 ; and also in part, in Stephens , The Literature of the Kymry , 155-7.

Sources:

  • Geiriadur Bywgraffyddol o Enwogion Cymru i, 250;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen , 1852 ;
  • Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru , 1870 ;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • A History of Wales: from the Earliest Times to the Edwardian Conquest , 691.

Author:

Gildas Tibbott M.A., (1900-79), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959