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IEUAN DDU ap DAFYDD ab OWAIN ( Ieuan Dafydd Ddu , Ieuan Dafydd ab Owain ), ( fl. c. 1440-1480 ), a poet of Glamorgan .

Nothing is known about him, and no proof exists for connecting him, as Iolo Morganwg does, with Ieuan Ddu , ancestor of the family of Dyffryn , Aberdare . A number of cywyddau are attributed to him in manuscript, but the only certain example of his work appears to be the cywydd to Ieuan Gethin ap Ieuan ap Lleision .

Sources:

  • Jones and Lewis , Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau , 1928 ;
  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • G. J. Williams , Traddodiad Llenyddol Morgannwg , 1948 , 26, 27, 37.

Author:

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

Published date: 1959