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GRUFFUDD NANNAU ( DWB , 316).

Amend the floruit ; he was contemporary with Dafydd ap Maredudd ap Tudur , fl. 1460 ( DWB , 98) ; they both wrote poetry to Dafydd ap Gruffudd Deuddwr ( Pen. MS. 64, ff. 236 and 243 ), thus both were active in 1460 . Note also that Ieuan Fychan of Pengwern ( DWB , 412) d. c. 1458 .

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GRUFFUDD NANNAU ( fl. c. 1654 ) poet ,

a member apparently of the Nannau family. Some examples of his work exist in manuscript, and these include an englyn written to the poet Gruffudd Phylip ( N.L.W. MS. 643 (39b) ), a cywydd to the sons of Ieuan Fychan of Pengwern ( Cardiff MS. 83 (28b) ; Mostyn MS. 146 (500) ), and another to Dafydd Llwyd ap Gruffudd Deuddwr ( Pen. MS. 64 (236) ).

Sources:

  • ‘Dictionary of Welsh Biography.’ 27 vols., N.L.W. MSS. 9251–77 ;
  • Cymru yn hanesyddol, parthedegol, a bywgraphyddol , 1875 ;
  • William Owen Pughe , The Cambrian Biography (later ) , 1803 ;
  • Enwogion Cymru. A Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Welshmen , 1852

Author:

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

Published date: 2001