Dictionary of Welsh Biography


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LLAWDDEN or IEUAN LLAWDDEN ( fl. 1450 ), a cywyddwr who wrote during the years 1450 to 1480 .

His cywydd to Ieuan Gwyn ap Gwilym Fwyaf shows that he was a native of Loughor , but he was known as ‘ Llawdden of Machynlleth .’ Most of his poems were written to the families of Thomas ap Rosier of Hergest , and Phylip ap Rhys and Maredudd Fychan of Maelienydd . In the Carmarthen Eisteddfod of 1451 he is known to have accused Gruffudd ap Nicolas of being bribed to give the chair to Dafydd ab Edmwnd . His works are to be found in the MSS. of the 16th and 17th cent. His burial place is traditionally believed to be Llanuwchllyn .

Sources:

  • ‘Barddoniaeth Llawdden a Rhys Nannor,’ M.A. thesis by Mary Headley , 1938 , in N.L.W.

Author:

Mrs. Mary Gwendoline Ellis, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959