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LLOYD , HANNIBAL EVANS ( 1771 - 1847 ), author and translator ;

b. in London , son of Henry Lloyd (see article on him) described as a native of Cwmbychan , a farm in the parish of Llanbedr, Mer. His mother was a descendant of the Garnetts of Yorks. Having lost his parents when young, he was brought up by relatives. In 1800 he settled at Hamburg in Germany , and later fought in defence of that city against the French . Returning to England in July 1813 he was appointed to a post in the foreign office , and remained there until his death on 15 July 1847 . He had m. Fraülein von Schwartskopff , Hamburg . A capable linguist and scholar , he was the author of Hamburg or … Transactions which took place in that city during the first six months of 1813 ; Alexander I, Emperor of Russia or Sketch of his Life ; George IV, Memoirs of his Life and Reign ; Descriptive and Historical Illustrations in English and French to accompany J. Coney's Architectural Beauties… of Europe ; Descriptive and Historical Illustrations to accompany J. M. W. Turner's Picturesque Views in England and Wales ; Theoretischpraktische Englische Sprachlehre fur Deutsche, English and German Dialogues . He also edited or revised a large number of historical and linguistic works , and was responsible for translating into English many foreign works , mainly of a historical and topographical nature.


  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography ;
  • Eminent Welshmen: a short biographical dictionary of Welshmen ... from the earliest times to the present (1908) ;
  • British Museum. Catalogue of Printed Books (1882) ;
  • NLW MS 9265;
  • The Gentleman's Magazine , 1847 .


Griffith Milwyn Griffiths, M.A., Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959