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IEUAN DU'R BILWG ( fl. c. 1470 ), poet .

No details concerning his life are known, but three interesting poems by him remain, these being (1) ‘ Cywydd y Gown Coch ’, (2) a begging ‘ Llyfr y Greal ’ (see Cywyddau'r Ychwanegiad , 144) from the abbot of Glyn Nedd , and (3) a cywydd in which the poet seeks the whereabouts of Llywelyn Goch y Dant from a woman winnowing barley.

Sources:

  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau , 1928 ;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Cymru yn hanesyddol, parthedegol, a bywgraphyddol , 1875 ;
  • J. Davies , Antiquæ linguæ Britannicæ et linguæ Latinæ, dictionarium duplex , 1632 ;
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (later ) , 1803 ;
  • G. J. Williams , Iolo Morganwg a Chywyddau'r Ychwanegiad , 1926 , 1926 ;
  • G. J. Williams , Traddodiad Llenyddol Morgannwg , 1948 , 13, 37, 38, 39, 46;
  • J. Morgan Williams , ‘The Works of some Fifteenth Century Glamorgan Bards’ (University of Wales, M.A. dissertation, 1923 ).

Author:

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

Published date: 1959