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HYWEL AERDDREN or AEDDREN or AEDDREM ( fl. c. 1540-1570? ), a poet

of whose life no details are known. There is in the parish of Llangwm, Denbs. , a place named Aeddren , of which Bedo Aeddren (q.v.) was a native. It appears that Hywel , too, may have lived there. It is not known whether any connection existed between the two poets . A few of his cywyddau exist in manuscript, but it is impossible to assess his dates from them.


  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau (1928) ;
  • 'Dictionary of Welsh Biography.' 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen (1852) ;
  • Gweirydd ap Rhys , Hanes Llenyddiaeth Gymreig, 1300–1650 (1885) ;
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (1803) .


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

Published date: 1959