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GWILYM GWYN ( fl. end of 15 c. ), a poet

of whose life no details remain. Two examples of his work have been found in manuscripts, these being a cywydd to Elian Geimiad which gives the legend of that saint ( B.M. Add. MS. 14906 (89b) ; N.L.W. MS. 1559 (647)) , and part of another, possibly to a member of the family of Gwydrin in Anglesey ( Pen. MS. 114 (213) ).

Sources:

  • Cymru yn hanesyddol, parthedegol, a bywgraphyddol (1875) ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen (1852) ;
  • Geirlyfr Bywgraffiadol o Enwogion Cymru (1870) ;
  • The Lives of the British Saints , ii, 436.

Author:

Ray Looker, (Mrs Ray Morgan), Cardiff / Rhymni

Published date: 1959