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wur
21 Feb 11 20:06
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As a Scot, I'm slightly mystified by the depth of feeling the Welsh have for their neighbours. Is it just a 'little brother' inferiority thing, or is there more to it? Even the Jocks, Micks, Krauts and Frogs don't hate the English as much as the Taffs.
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Report Stan2 February 21, 2011 9:12 PM GMT
F.ck the taffs ,too , imo
Report Slippy Blue February 21, 2011 9:17 PM GMT
I had a conversation about this not that long ago, nobody in my company had a Welsh mate and we all have pretty much been around the world between us several times, it cannot be just a coincidence. I went to Cardiff to watch England play at the Arms Park, it was probably the worst weekend ever and that is truly saying something.
Report JOCI Club February 21, 2011 9:18 PM GMT
Sad
Report pug munter February 21, 2011 9:23 PM GMT
I think it is a "little brother inferiority thing", England is Wales' only shared border so in theory their nearest and only rival..

ps Im Welsh and a dont hate anyone Blush (apart from Cherie Blair) Devil
Report bix February 21, 2011 9:32 PM GMT
I met an old lady of about 70 in a Welsh village some years ago. She was selling her house to move out because her husband had died and although she'd lived in the village for 50 years and spoke welsh the locals now considered her an outsider and let her know she should move back to England.
Report flushgordon February 21, 2011 9:38 PM GMT
tamsons ffs roxy
Report Ukmalllia February 21, 2011 9:43 PM GMT
Because we are the masters.
Report flushgordon February 21, 2011 9:45 PM GMT
your too close tae the border roxy
Report Petrus Romanus February 21, 2011 9:49 PM GMT
I'm English and I've lived in both Scotland and Wales, and I'm talking years not months, and made some really good friends in both countries but I have to say that in my experience the jocks are by far the worst as far as the 'hating' goes. 

In N Wales you just get ignored and/or the conversation in a pub, say, will turn from English to Welsh in a heartbeat if they smell an Englishman.  The jocks are much more in your face but to be fair they don't go around burning English folk's houses down.
Report bix February 21, 2011 9:54 PM GMT
Still waiting for anyone to come up with the reason why.
There must be some welsh people on here who know.
Report Slippy Blue February 21, 2011 9:58 PM GMT
I married a Scotish girl, never had a problem with them ever.I'm from Irish stock and we and I get on with everyone but I cannot be doing with the Welsh. Too many chips on too many shoulders for my liking.
Report Ukmalllia February 21, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
It's obvious really, Im suprised anyone has to ever ask. England is seen as the United Kingdom. The rest ( Scotland, Wales, NI) are just seen as insignificant in the eyes of the rest of the world. We have the best football teams, we have the best of everything in general. We are bigger in ever sense in England. Thats how the avereage Scot/Welshman sees it, thats how the world sees it, and as someone said earlier that breeds jealousy and envy. It is only natural.
Report Gravitational Pull February 21, 2011 10:04 PM GMT
speaking for myself i like the english and am often bemused by them, for instance the attempt to celebrate new years 2000 by failing to set fire to the thames.


By:  bix
Still waiting for anyone to come up with the reason why.
There must be some welsh people on here who know.


its mostly the gogs (but not all of them) who hate the english, they also treat the south with a touch of contempt as they view themselves as 'more welsh' than us.
Report bix February 21, 2011 10:06 PM GMT
Gogs?
Report acklash February 21, 2011 10:06 PM GMT
boring thread........
Report manxy February 21, 2011 10:15 PM GMT
there quite entitled to their opinion, maybe its because of the english arrogance, and the fact that for centuaries you have done nothing but take, giving is not in your nature.

frankly your a shower of selfish self centred tw@ts, and your under an illusion if you think the english are liked anywhere other than england, take the blinkers off the scots just tolerate you, the irish despise you, the welsh despise you, the continentals despise you, even the french dislike you, and still you think your the good guys.

right now your troops are responsible for hundreds of deaths a week on foriegn soils as your greed for other countries resources know no bounds, hundreds of thousands have died in foriegn lands to satisfy your greed for others resourses and still you wonder why as a nation you are despised the world over, and even after me telling you without any sugar coating, you will still believe your a great caring nation.

truth is the vast majority of you do not even know your neighbours names, thats how community spirited you are, thats how caring as a society you are.

and thats why you condone your soldiers actions abroad so as YOU can have a better standard of living.

THAT I AM AFFRAID IS WHY YOU ARE DESPISED THE WORLD OVER, YOU JUST NEED TO BE HONEST WITH YOURSELVES.
Report Room 0182 February 21, 2011 10:19 PM GMT
^^^^^ SEETHING
Report themightymac February 21, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
We`re all Jock Tamsons bairns as far as I`m concerned but the answer to your question can be found if you read some history books.
Report manxy February 21, 2011 10:35 PM GMT
the answer is in my 22.15 posting.
Report JOCI Club February 21, 2011 10:42 PM GMT
I think much of it is down to the misguided superiority complex that many English suffer from, which makes them disliked in many many parts of the world, not just Wales.
Report 11kv February 21, 2011 10:46 PM GMT
Where the f uck is this place Wales ?
Report TiptheOdds February 21, 2011 10:50 PM GMT
Empire builders are always arrogant, aggressive and condascending - but even worse after the empire is long gone. Sadly too many English don´t seem to have realised that yet.
Report brngtwt February 21, 2011 10:54 PM GMT
Yeah it is tough being an Englishman abroad, no one respects my union jack shorts these days.
That's why I am backing the troops.
Report Psychic Mutley February 21, 2011 10:55 PM GMT
The Welsh, as a rule, are a nation of uneducated inbreds. Their gift to the world is phlegm, inverse snobbery and coal.

When a nation boasts Robbie Savage as one of it's most famous sons you know they're in trouble
Report flatliner February 21, 2011 10:59 PM GMT
and Pot Noodle mines.
Report brngtwt February 21, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
let's not leave the one dimensional Tom Jones out of this either mutley.
Report Harry R Scrack February 21, 2011 11:06 PM GMT
I think you'll find its British troops fighting abroad, not English. Or are you saying that the Welsh, Scottish, Irish and non UK nationals serving and dying in the armed services don't count?
Report RockMonkey February 21, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
Manxy, as part of his rather pathetic ongoing attempt to become a forum 'character' has actually posted something approaching sense for a change Shocked
Report JOCI Club February 21, 2011 11:09 PM GMT
The Welsh perhaps do not want to be seen as flying in the face of public opinion.
Report manxy February 21, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
their not dying for the armed services or their countrie, they are dying for multi-national corporations, who in turn supply you with cheaper fuel and power, this is what i meant about being honest with yourselves, to the rest of the world its crystal clear.
Report Slippy Blue February 21, 2011 11:14 PM GMT
I really don't dislike anyone, last time I threw a punch in anger was when a Welsh prop bit me in a scrum. That was years ago.
Report flushgordon February 21, 2011 11:17 PM GMT
and they keep sneaking over the shropshire border and shagging their girlfriends.
they should really lock them in the byre instead of leaving them in the fields overnight.
Report Harry R Scrack February 21, 2011 11:18 PM GMT
"right now your troops are responsible for hundreds of deaths a week on foriegn soils as your greed for other countries resources know no bounds, hundreds of thousands have died in foriegn lands to satisfy your greed for others resourses and still you wonder why as a nation you are despised the world over, and even after me telling you without any sugar coating, you will still believe your a great caring nation."
"their not dying for the armed services or their countrie, they are dying for multi-national corporations, who in turn supply you with cheaper fuel and power, this is what i meant about being honest with yourselves, to the rest of the world its crystal clear."

This has turned into an anti English thread, I was merely pointing out that nationalities other than English are serving and more importantly dying in the armed forces. I didnt give my opinion of what they were there to achieve.
Report TiptheOdds February 21, 2011 11:19 PM GMT
ENGLAND elected Thatcher, because she made the right noises about making England stand for something again - even when her little Englander mentality meant arislicking the Yanks, sticking the finger up to our European neighbours, and shafting the rest of the UK.

Similar to Italy voting for Forza Italia and the French electing Jean Le Pen.

Maybe one day - like the yanks - the English will get down off their high horse and realise that the´re no better than anyone else.
Report manxy February 21, 2011 11:29 PM GMT
harry soldiers are very brave lads.
they join up for many reasons, most to get a decent wage and a trade, your squaddy has no choice in where he is sent, to do what he is trained to do.

plenty of manx lads join up, plenty are killed.
its their choice to sign up, its the british governments choice to use them as armed thieves.
Report Ukmalllia February 21, 2011 11:33 PM GMT
We are the leaders of the free world.
Report Brodie February 21, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
that's what armies do. since time began. thieve. unless you were on a crusade.
I think we all know that we need oil. It would be nice if the politicians actually stopped the charade of fighting for democracy and owned up its pure and simple about oil, but so what.
We need oil. We can't exist w/o oil. It used to be land and spices, now its oil.
You would starve w/o it.
Report themightymac February 21, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
forget the history books, just read Muttley`s reply and you`ll find your answer. Ignorant.
Report themightymac February 21, 2011 11:35 PM GMT
Try going down a coal mine.
Report manxy February 21, 2011 11:40 PM GMT
no brobie its about cheap oil, ever since man stoo on 2 feet he has traded for his needs.

britain does not want to trade and enrich other nations, so working class lads die as a cost of theiving what britian wants, and each and everyone of us is complicit in the theft and murder by OUR silence.

thats why the english are despised by so many.
Report Brodie February 21, 2011 11:42 PM GMT
Of course we will be disliked. If we act like a bunch of waiters and everyone loves us do you think our standard of living will be maintained?
Shall we become a hippydom?
Report Brodie February 21, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
man has traded when there is plenty. tend to get a bit tetchy when there's a worry about supply
Report Ukmalllia February 21, 2011 11:44 PM GMT
manxy without the English doing their job around the world the IOM would be similar to Sudan in living standards, in fact, it would not exist.
Report manxy February 21, 2011 11:45 PM GMT
so what do you think gives you the god given right to kill thousands of foriegners in their own lands so as to maintain your standard of living, you had north sea oil and gas, and you squandered it.
Report Brodie February 21, 2011 11:48 PM GMT
survival of the fittest manxy. we would be dishonouring our ancestors who gave their lives for our standard and way of living if we withered and died
do you think a starving lion looks at a gazelle a wonders if he has a right to eat it?
Report Brodie February 21, 2011 11:49 PM GMT
don't believe in god btw
Report manxy February 21, 2011 11:51 PM GMT
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survival of the fittest manxy. we would be dishonouring our ancestors who gave their lives for our standard and way of living if we withered and died
do you think a starving lion looks at a gazelle a wonders if he has a right to eat it?


look in the mirror and you will be looking at the very reason the english are despised most of the world over.
Report themightymac February 21, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
just for you muttley, some uneducated Welsh inbreds:


Actors
Keith Allen (born 1953)
Stanley Baker (1927–1976)
Rob Brydon (born 1965)
Richard Burton (1925–1984)
Timothy Dalton (born 1946)
Josie D'Arby (born 1973) (also presenter)
Gareth David-Lloyd (born 1981)
Richard Davies (born 1926)
Ryan Davies (1937–1977)
Windsor Davies (born 1930)
Sophie Dee (born 1984)
Robert East (born 1943)
Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Maudie Edwards (1906–1991)
Peg Entwistle (1908–1932)
Clifford Evans (1912–1985)
Huw Garmon (born 1966)
Colin George (born 1929)
Hugh Griffith (1912–1980)
Kenneth Griffith (1921–2006)
Ioan Gruffudd (born 1973)
Edmund Gwenn (1875–1958)
Mike Gwilym (born 1949)
Robert Gwilym (born 1956)
Lyn Harding (1867–1952)
Doris Hare (1905–2000)
Donald Houston (1923–1991)
Glyn Houston (born 1926)
Anthony Hopkins (born 1937)
Aneirin Hughes (born 1958)
Gareth Hughes (1894–1965)
Rhys Ifans (born 1968)
Emrys James (1928–1989)
Gary Jones (born 1958)
Glynis Johns (born 1923)
Mervyn Johns (1899–1992)
Margaret John (born 1924)
Ruth Jones (born 1967)
Desmond Llewelyn (1914–1999)
Philip Madoc (born 1934)
Ruth Madoc (born 1943)
Steven Meo (born 1977)
Ray Milland (1907–1986)
Eve Myles (born 1978)
Kai Owen (born 1975)
Joanna Page (born 1978)
Siân Phillips (born 1934)
Tom Price (born 1980)
Ian Puleston-Davies (born 1959)
Jonathan Pryce (born 1947)
Angharad Rees (born 1949)
Roger Rees (born 1944)
Steffan Rhodri (born 1967)
John Rhys-Davies (born 1944)
Matthew Rhys (born 1974)
Rachel Roberts (1927–1980)
Michael Sheen (born 1969)
Sarah Siddons (1755–1831)
Victor Spinetti (born 1933)
Gareth Thomas (born 1945)
Talfryn Thomas (1922–1982)
William Thomas
Tim Vincent (born 1972) (also presenter)
Melanie Walters
Naunton Wayne (1901–1970)
Emlyn Williams (1905–1987) (also dramatist)
Ieuan Rhys Williams (born 1909)
Peter Wingfield (born 1962)
Owain Yeoman (born 1978)
Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 1969)

Architects
Clough Williams-Ellis (1883–1978)
Alwyn Sheppard Fidler (1909–1990)
Percy Thomas (1883–1969)
Malcolm Parry (currently active)
Ernest Morgan (1881–1954)
John Prichard (1817–1886)
John St. Bodfan Gruffydd (1910–2004)
William Edwards (1719–1789)
John Jones (1810–1869)

Artists
Thomas Nathaniel Davies (1922–1996), painter and sculptor
Nick Evans (1907–2004), painter
Laura Ford (born 1961), sculptor
John Gibson (1790–1866), sculptor
Nina Hamnett (1890–1956), painter
Augustus John (1878–1961), painter
Gwen John (1876–1939), painter
David Jones (1895–1974), artist and poet
Thomas Jones (1742–1803), painter
Ceri Richards (1903–1971), painter
Andrew Vicari (born 1938), painter
Sir Kyffin Williams (1918–2006), painter
Richard Wilson (1714–1782), painter

Entrepreneurs
Laura Ashley (1925–1985), designer
James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley (1883–1968), newspaper publisher
William Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose (1879–1954), newspaper publisher
David Davies Llandinam (1818–1890), industrialist
Griffith J. Griffith (1850–1919), mining millionaire
John Josiah Guest (1785–1852), ironmaster
Sir William Thomas Lewis (1837–1914), coalowner
Sir Terry Matthews (born 1943), telecommunications billionaire
Michael Moritz (born 1962), investor
Charles Stewart Rolls (1877–1910), motor car manufacturer and aviator
Sir Howard Stringer (born 1942), businessman
David Sullivan (born 1949), publisher
David Alfred Thomas (1856–1918), industrialist

Explorers
John Evans (1770–1799)
George Everest (1790–1866)
Perce Blackborow (1896–1949)
Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904)

Film Directors
Kevin Allen (born 1962)
Marc Evans (born 1963)
Peter Greenaway (born 1942)
Craig Handley (born 1977)
Richard Marquand (1938–1987) (Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi)
Julian Richards (born 1968)
Sara Sugarman (born 1962)

Humorists
Max Boyce (born 1945), entertainer
Tommy Cooper (1922–1984), comedian and magician
Ryan Davies (1937–1977), comedian and singer
Lee Dainton (born 1973), (Dirty Sanchez television series)
Rhod Gilbert (born 1968), comedian and BBC Radio Wales personality
Griff Rhys Jones (born 1953), comic writer, actor and presenter
Ruth Jones (born 1967), comic writer (Gavin & Stacey), actress and radio presenter
Terry Jones (born 1942), comedian (Monty Python series), author, film director
Gladys Morgan (1898–1983), comedienne
Tessie O'Shea (1913–1997), stand-up comedienne
Matthew Pritchard, (Dirty Sanchez television series)
Harry Secombe (1921–2001), comedian, actor, singer and television presenter
Paul Whitehouse (born 1958), writer and actor
Ronnie Williams (1939–1997), actor and comedian

Inventors
William Frost (1848–1935), amateur aviator
Adam Powell (born 1976), creator of Neopets
Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833–1912), inventor of lawn tennis
Edwin Stevens (1905–1995), designed the world's first wearable electronic hearing aid
Philip Vaughan (???? – ????), first design for a ball bearing in 1794
William Henry Preece (1834–1913)
William Robert Grove (1811–1896)
John Jones (1645–1709)
Thomas Williams of Llanidan (1737–1802)
William Davies Evans (1790–1872)

Journalists and broadcasters
James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley (1883–1968), newspaper publisher
William Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose (1879–1954), newspaper publisher
Jeremy Bowen (born 1960), journalist and broadcaster
Derek Brockway (born 1967), chief meteorologist for BBC Wales Today
Toby Charles soccer commentator for hit PBS television show Soccer Made in Germany from 1976–1983.
Hugh Cudlipp (born Cardiff 1913, died 1998), editorial director of Mirror Group, a giant of twentieth century journalism
Russell Davies (born 1946) radio presenter
Josie D'Arby (born 1972), radio broadcaster and television presenter
Huw Edwards (born 1943), journalist and co-anchor of BBC News at Ten
Sara Edwards (born 1961) , broadcast journalist and television presenter
Dewi Griffiths (born 1931), presenter of BBC Radio Wales' 'A String of Pearls'
Guto Harri (born 1966), BBC political correspondent
John Humphrys (born 1943), journalist and broadcaster
Gareth Jones (1905–1935), first to publicise the existence of the Holodomor in the Western world.
Gareth Jones a.k.a. Gaz Top (born 1961) presenter and broadcaster
Gethin Jones (born 1978), presenter
Steve Jones (born 1977), presenter
Martyn Lewis, (born 1945) presenter
Siân Lloyd (born 1958), meteorologist, television presenter
Sian Lloyd, BBC Cymru Wales television news presenter,
Johnny Morris OBE (1919–1999), television presenter of BBC's 'Animal Magic'
Jamie Owen (born 1967), broadcast journalist and co-anchor for BBC Wales Today
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas (1908–1987), noted BBC WWII reporter and journalist
Huw Wheldon (1916–1986), journalist and broadcaster
Sian Williams (born 1964), BBC news and current affairs presenter

Military men and women
Malcolm Douglas-Pennant, 6th Baron Penrhyn (1908–2003) awarded MBE after the invasion of Sicily in World War II
Hugh Evan-Thomas (1862–1928), Royal Navy Vice-Admiral
Ellis Humphrey Evans "Hedd Wyn", celebrated poet, died in the Third Battle of Ypres during World War I
T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) (1888–1935), soldier
Hubert William Lewis VC (1896–1977)
John Wallace Linton VC, Royal Navy Commander
Dafydd ap Llewelyn ap Hywel, better known as Dafydd Gam (c. 1380–1415), prominent opponent of Owain Glyndŵr
Owain Lawgoch or Yvain de Galles (c. 1300–1378), mercenary and titular Prince of Wales
Sir Thomas Picton, (1758–1815), Lieutenant General
Morys Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare KBE, served in WWII, later active politician and Privy Councillor
Simon Weston (born 1961), soldier and broadcaster
John Williams VC (1857–1932), born "John Fielding"
Roger Williams (~1537–1595), soldier

Monarchs and princes
Cadwallon ap Cadfan (died 633), King of Gwynedd
Cunedda (fl. 400–450), King of Gwynedd
Dafydd ap Gruffudd (died 1283), Prince of Wales
Edward II of England (1284–1327), born in Caernarfon Castle
Gwenllian of Wales (1282–1337), daughter of Llywelyn the Last
Gwenllian, Princess of Deheubarth, (1097–1137), daughter of Gruffydd ap Cynan and sister to Owain Gwynedd (both Princes of Gwynedd in turn), Gwenllain and her husband Gruffydd ap Rhys, Prince of Deheubarth, led retalitory strikes against Norman-held positions, like a pair of "Robin Hoods of Wales".
Gruffudd ap Cynan (c. 1035–1137), King of Gwynedd
Henry V of England (1386–1422), born in Monmouth
Henry VII of England (1457–1509), first king of the Tudor dynasty
Hywel Dda (887–950), Prince of Deheubarth
Idwal Iwrch ap Cadwaladr (c.650–720), King of Gwynedd
Llywelyn the Great (1173–1240), Prince of Wales
Llywelyn the Last (c. 1225–1282), Prince of Wales
Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor (m.1236), Prince of Powys Fadog
Maelgwn Gwynedd (c. 490 – 547), Prince of Gwynedd
Owain Glyndŵr (1359–1416), Prince of Wales
Owain Gwynedd (1100–1170), King of Gwynedd
Rhodri Mawr (c. 820–878), King of Gwynedd and Deheubarth
The Lord Rhys (1132–1197), Prince of Deheubarth
Trahaearn ap Caradog (died 1081), King of Gwynedd

Musicians
Ivor Atkins (1869–1953), organist
Dame Shirley Bassey (born 1937), singer
Wally Bishop (1894–1966), Waldini, band leader and impresario
James Dean Bradfield (born 1969), guitarist and lead singer (Manic Street Preachers)
Delme Bryn-Jones (1934–2001), baritone
Stuart Burrows (born 1933), tenor
Stuart Cable (1970–2010), drummer (formerly with Stereophonics)
John Cale (born 1942), musician (Velvet Underground)
Charlotte Church (born 1986), singer
Henry Walford Davies (1869–1944), composer, Master of the King's Music
Spencer Davis (born 1939), musician
Marina Lambrini Diamandis (born 1985), singer, songwriter, musician from Marina and the Diamonds
Aimée Ann Duffy (born 1984), singer and songwriter, stage name Duffy
Geoff Eales, Jazz pianist
Dave Edmunds (born 1944), signer, songwriter, musician and Rockfield Studios pioneer
David Howell Evans aka The Edge (born 1961), musician (U2)
Geraint Evans (1922–1992), opera singer
Wynne Evans (born 1972), tenor
Andy Fairweather-Low (born 1948), singer, formerly with Amen Corner
Catrin Finch (born 1980), harpist
Roger Glover (born 1945), musician (Deep Purple)
Larry Goves (born 1980), composer
Jemma Griffiths (born 1975), singer and songwriter
Pete Ham (1947–1975), musician (Badfinger)
Alun Hoddinott (born 1929), composer
Mary Hopkin (born 1950), singer
Owain Arwel Hughes (born 1942), orchestral conductor
David Russell Hulme (born 1951), conductor
Dafydd Iwan (born 1943), singer-songwriter
Richard David James (born 1971), electronic musician commonly known as Aphex Twin
Karl Jenkins (born 1944), composer
Katherine Jenkins (born 1980), singer
Daniel Jones (1912–1993), composer
Della Jones (born 1946), singer
Gwyneth Jones (born 1936), singer
Kelly Jones (born 1974), lead singer and guitarist (Stereophonics)
Tom Jones (born 1940), singer
Martyn Joseph (born 1960), singer-songwriter
Parry Jones (1891–1963), singer
Peter Karrie (born 1946), singer
Jon Lee (1968–2002), former drummer with rock band Feeder
Donna Lewis (born 1973), singer, musician
Lustmord (born Brian Williams) is an electronic musician often credited for creating the dark ambient genre.
William Mathias (1934–1992), composer
Cerys Matthews (born 1969), singer
Elaine Morgan, singer
Grant Nicholas (born 1967), guitarist, singer with rock band Feeder
Ivor Novello (1893–1951), actor, composer, dramatist, producer and singer
Tessie O'Shea (1913–1995), entertainer
Donald Peers (1908–1973)), singer
Mal Pope (born 1960), singer and songwriter
Margaret Price (born 1941), singer
Gruff Rhys (born 1970), lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Super Furry Animals)
Timothy John Rishton (born ?), organist, author, lecturer and broadcaster
Sasha (born 1969), DJ
James Sauvage (1849–1922), singer
Andy Scott-Lee (born 1980), singer (3SL)
Lisa Scott-Lee (born 1975), singer (3SL and Steps)
Harry Secombe (1921–2001), entertainer
Henry Spinetti (born 1951), drummer
Dorothy Squires (1915–1998), singer
Alison Statton (born 1959), singer (Young Marble Giants)
Shakin' Stevens (born 1948), singer
Steve Strange (born 1959), singer
Robert Tear (born 1939), tenor
Bryn Terfel (born 1965), baritone opera singer
Thighpaulsandra, musician, composer
John Thomas (1826–1913), harpist and composer
Mansel Thomas (1909–1986), composer
Bonnie Tyler (born 1951), singer
Ian Watkins (born 1977), lead singer for Lostprophets
Ian Watkins (born 1976), pop singer from Steps
Grace Williams (1906–1977), composer
Terry Williams ( born 1948), drummer with Dire Straits
Nicky Wire (born 1969), lyricist and bassist (Manic Street Preachers)
David Wynne (1900–1983), composer

Bands
The Alarm, alternative rock band
The Automatic, alternative rock band
Badfinger, sixties pop group
The Blackout, post-hardcore rock band
Budgie, heavy metal band from Cardiff
Bullet for my Valentine, metalcore band
Brigyn, vocal group
Catatonia, alternative rock band
Y Cyrff, Welsh language rock band from Llanrwst
Feeder, rock band from Newport
Funeral for a Friend, screamo/emo band
Gene Loves Jezebel, gothic rock band
Goldie Looking Chain, comedic rap band
Lostprophets, rock band
Mclusky, alternative rock band
Man, progressive rock band
Kids In Glass Houses, pop punk band
Manic Street Preachers, alternative rock band from Blackwood
Marina and the Diamonds, pop, new wave
Super Furry Animals, independent rock band, many songs in Welsh
Stereophonics, indie rock band
Skindred, reggae rock

Philanthropists
Gwendoline Davies (1882–1951)
Margaret Davies (1884–1963)
Albert Gubay (born 1928)
Augusta Hall, Baroness Llanover (1802–1896)
Edmund Meyrick (1636–1713)
Hugh Owen (1804–1881)
Robert Owen (1771–1858)
Thomas Phillips (1760–1851)
Eliezer Pugh (1814–1903)
Edwin Stevens (1905–1995)
Maria Jane Williams (c.1794–1873)
John Wynne (1650–1714)

Philosophers
Richard Ithamar Aaron (1901–1987)
Martin Wilding Davies (born 1957)
Martyn Evans
David James Jones (1886–1947)
Henry Jones (1852–1922)
John Robert Jones (1911–1970)
Hywel Lewis (1910–1992)
John Lewis (1889–1976)
Gwilym Ellis Lane Owen (1922–1982)
Dewi Zephaniah Phillips (1934–2006)
Griffith Powell (1561–1620)
John Cowper Powys (1872–1963)
H. H. Price (1899–1984)
Richard Price (1723–1791)
Mark Rowlands (born 1962)
Bertrand Russell (1872–1970)
David Oswald Thomas (1924–2005)
Thomas Vaughan (1621–1666)
David Williams (1738–1816)

Politicians
William Abraham (1842–1922), Liberal–Labour and Labour, trade unionist and first working-class MP
Leo Abse (1917–2008), Labour reformer of social legislation
Leighton Andrews AM (born 1957), Labour, Minister in the Welsh Assembly Government
Ifor Bach (fl. 1158) early Welsh leader
Kenneth Baker (born 1934), Conservative
Lorraine Barrett AM (born 1950), Labour
John Batchelor (1820–1883), Liberal
Aneurin Bevan (1897–1960), Labour, founder of the National Health Service
Henry Bruce (1815–1895), Liberal
Molly Scott Cato (born 1963), the Green Party's Economics Spokesperson
Christine Chapman AM (born 1956), Labour
Alun Davies AM (born 1964), Labour
Andrew Davies AM (born 1952), Labour
David Davies, 1st Baron Davies (1880–1944), Liberal
Jocelyn Davies AM (born 1959), Plaid Cymru
Julian Cayo-Evans (1937–1995), political activist and leader of the Free Wales Army
S.O. Davies (1886–1972), Labour
Dafydd Elis-Thomas (born 1946), Plaid Cymru, Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales
Gwynfor Evans (1912–2005), Plaid Cymru's first Member of Parliament
Nerys Evans AM (born 1980), Plaid Cymru
Chris Franks AM (born 1951), Plaid Cymru
John Frost (1784–1877), Chartist
Julia Gillard (1961–), first female Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the Australian Labor Party
Janice Gregory AM (born 1955), Labour
Jim Griffiths (1890–1975), First Secretary of State for Wales
John Griffiths AM (born 1956), Labour and Counsel General for Wales
Sir Samuel Griffith (1845–1920), first Chief Justice of Australia
Benjamin Hall, 1st Baron Llanover (1802–1867), Whig, after whom "Big Ben" is reputedly named
Michael Heseltine (born 1933), Conservative
Geoffrey Howe (born 1926), Conservative, Foreign Secretary
Billy Hughes (1862–1952), Prime Minister of Australia
Cledwyn Hughes (Baron Cledwyn of Penrhos) (1916–2001), Labour
Huw Irranca-Davies (born 1963), Labour
Bethan Jenkins AM (born 1981), Plaid Cymru
Roy Jenkins (1920–2003), Chancellor of the Exchequer 1967–70, President of the European Commission, 1976–81 and author
Alun Ffred Jones AM (born 1949), Plaid Cymru
Carwyn Jones AM (born 1967) Labour, First Minister of Wales
Elin Jones AM (born 1966), Plaid Cymru
Baron Elwyn-Jones (1909–1989), Labour Lord Chancellor also barrister
Ieuan Wyn Jones AM (born 1949), Plaid Cymru, Deputy First Minister of Wales
William Jones (1809–1873), Chartist
Neil Kinnock (born 1942), Leader of the Labour Party, 1983–92
Peter Law (1948–2006), Labour, Independent
Francis Lewis (1713–1803), signatory of the American Declaration of Independence
Saunders Lewis (1893–1985), poet, dramatist, historian, literary critic, political activist, Welsh nationalist and a founder of what would become Plaid Cymru
David Lloyd-George (1863–1945), Liberal, Prime Minister 1916–22
Alun Michael (1948) Labour, first First Secertary for Wales 1999–2000
Rhodri Morgan (born 1939) Labour, former First Minister of Wales 2000–2009
Paul Murphy, (born 1946), Labour, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2002–05
Ifan ab Owen Edwards (1895–1970), founder of Urdd Gobaith Cymru
Richard Lewis, better known as Dic Penderyn, (1808–1831), Chartist
John Prescott (born 1938), Labour, Deputy Prime Minister 1997–2007
Merlyn Rees (1920–2006), Labour, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 1974–1976, Home Secretary 1976–1979
Henry Richard (1812–1888), Liberal
Ivor Richard, Baron Richard, Labour, former Leader of the House of Lords, Lord Privy Seal and European Commissioner
Edward V. Robertson, (1881–1963), US Senator
Ted Rowlands (born 1943), Labour
Joan Ruddock (born 1943), Labour
George Thomas, (1909–1997), Labour, Speaker of the House of Commons
Lewis Valentine (1893–1986), pastor, author, editor, Welsh nationalist and a founder of what would become Plaid Cymru
Thomas Vaughan (c.1410–1483), also soldier and diplomat
D. J. Williams (1885–1970), Welsh-language writer and a founder of what would become Plaid Cymru
Morgan B. Williams (1831–1903), Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
William Williams (1634–1700), also lawyer
Zephaniah Williams (1795–1874), Chartist
Leanne Wood AM (born 1971), Plaid Cymru
Alan Woods (born 1944) Trotskyist and writer

Religious figures
Saint Cadoc (born c. 497)
Thomas Charles (1755–1814), Nonconformist minister
David Davies (1741–1819) Clergyman and social historian
Saint David (died 601?), patron saint of Wales
Christmas Evans (1766–1838), Nonconformist minister
Saints Philip Evans and John Lloyd, Roman Catholic priests and two of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
Ann Griffiths (1776–1805), religious poet and hymn-writer
Saint Richard Gwyn (c.1537–1584)
Howell Harris (1714–1773), Methodist minister
Saint Illtud (died mid-6th century)
William Morgan (1545–1604), bishop and Welsh translator of the Bible
Evan Roberts (1878–1950), Methodist preacher in the Welsh Revival
John Roberts (Ieuan Gwyllt) (1822–1877), Methodist preacher and hymn-writer
Daniel Rowland (1713–1790), Methodist preacher in the Welsh Revival
William Salesbury (c. 1520–1584?), Welsh translator of the New Testament
Rowan Williams (born 1950), Archbishop of Canterbury appointed 2003
William Williams Pantycelyn (1717–1791), hymn-writer

Scientists
Derek Brockway (born 1967), meteorologist, broadcaster
Glyn Daniel (1914–1986), archaeologist, broadcaster
Donald Watts Davies (1924–2000), "Father of the internet" — co-inventor of packet switching (and originator of the term)
Hugh Davies (1793–1821), botanist, clergyman
Lyn Evans, (born 1945), project leader of the CERN, Switzerland-based Large Hadron Collider
Herbert George (1893–1939), chemist, lecturer
Gwilym Jenkins (1933–1982), statistician, systems engineer
Alwyn Jones (born 1947), biophysicist
Eifion Jones (1925–2004), marine botanist
Eifionydd Jones (1934–1990) particle physicist, CERN proton synchrotron
Steve Jones (born 1944), biologist, geneticist, author and television presenter
Brian David Josephson (born 1940), Physicist, Nobel Laureate, inventor of the Josephson Junction
Edward Lhuyd (1660–1709), naturalist, botanist, linguist, geographer and antiquary
Ronald Lockley (1903–2000), naturalist, author
Victor Erle Nash-Williams archaeologist
Robert Recorde (1510–1558) mathematician and physician. Inventor of the `equals' sign in mathematics.
Gareth Roberts (1940–2007), physicist
Graham Sutton (1903–1877), meteorologist
Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas (1903–1992), Physicist. Discoverer of the 'Thomas precession' in relativity theory
Alfred Russell Wallace (1823–1913) biologist, co-discoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection
Evan James Williams (1903–1945) Physicist
Phil Williams (1939–2003), astrophysicist, politician

Sportspeople
Athletes
Jim Alford (born 1913), British Empire Games gold medallist
John Ainsworth-Davies (1895–1976), gold medallist at the 1920 Summer Olympics
Steve Barry (born 1950), Commonwealth Games gold medallist
Jamie Baulch (born 1973), 400m Sprinter, Commonwealth Games bronze and silver medallist and silver medallist at the 1996 Summer Olympics
Tim Benjamin (born 1982), Commonwealth Games silver medallist
Steve Brace (born 1961), long-distance runner
Guto Nyth Brân (1700–1737), runner
Lesley Brannan (born 1976), hammer thrower
Lynn Davies Olympic gold medallist
Tenby Davies (1884–1932), world professional half-mile champion
John Disley (born 1928), 3000 metres steeple chaser
Dai Greene (born 1986)
Tanni Grey-Thompson (born 1969), winner of 11 gold, four silver and one bronze Olympic medals
Cecil Griffiths (1901–1945), gold medallist at the 1920 Summer Olympics
Venissa Head (born 1956), Commonwealth Games silver medallist
Colin Jackson (born 1967), hurdler
David Jacobs (1888–1976), gold medallist at the 1912 Summer Olympics
Berwyn Jones (1940–2007), sprinter and rugby league footballer
Steve Jones (born 1955), Commonwealth Games silver medallist and former marathon world record holder
Christian Malcolm (born 1979), Sprinter
Robert Mitchell (born 1980), high jumper
Kay Morley-Brown (born 1963), Commonwealth Games gold medallist
Catherine Murphy (born 1975), Olympic 400m runner
Jonathon O'Dougherty, British National Ice Dance champion
Carys Parry (born 1981), Commonwealth Games hammer silver medallist
Berwyn Price (born 1951), Commonwealth Games gold and silver medallist, and Olympic 110 metre hurdler
Thomas Richards (1910–1985), silver medallist at the 1948 Summer Olympics
Philippa Roles (born 1978), Commonwealth Games discus thrower
Michelle Scutt (born 1960), Commonwealth Games silver medallist and bronze medallist at the 1980 Summer Olympics
Steven Shalders (born 1981 in Bridgend), Commonwealth Games triple jumper
Tony Simmons (born 1948) , Olympic 10,000 metre runner
Scott Simpson (born 1979), Commonwealth Games pole vaulter
Iwan Thomas (born 1974), 400m Sprinter
Reg Thomas (1907–1946), British Empire Games gold and silver medallist, and Olympic distance runner
Angela Tooby (born 1960), Commonwealth Games bronze medallist
Susan Tooby (born 1960), Olympic long distance runner
Hayley Tullett (born 1975), Commonwealth Games silver and bronze medallist, and Olympic middle distance runner
Kirsty Wade (born 1962), Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and Olympic middle distance runner
Nigel Walker (born 1963), Olympic 110m high hurdler and Wales international rugby union player
Nick Whitehead (1933–2002), Commonwealth Games bronze medallist and bronze medallist at the 1960 Summer Olympics
J.J. Williams (born 1948), Commonwealth Games sprinter and Wales international rugby union player
Rhys Williams (born 1984), Commonwealth Games bronze medallist
Neil Winter (born 1973), Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and Olympic pole vaulter.

Badminton
Martyn Lewis (born 1982)
Kelly Morgan (born 1975)
Richard Vaughan (born 1978)

Baseball players
Jimmy Austin (1879 1965)
Ted Lewis (1872–1936)
Peter Morris (1854–1884)
Ted Peterson (1916–2005)
George Whitcombe (1902–1986)

Bowls
Janet Ackland
Fred Leamon (1919–1981)
Fred Parfitt (1869–1953)
Robert Weale (born 1963)

Boxers
Jamie Arthur (born 1979)
Eddie Avoth (born 1945)
Albert Barnes (1913–1990)
Bill Beynon (1891–1932)
Dai Bowen (died 1912, in the sinking of the RMS Titanic)
Joe Calzaghe (born 1972), undefeated former WBO, WBA, WBC, IBF super middleweight and The Ring light heavyweight world champion
Nathan Cleverly (born 1987), current European light heavyweight title holder.
Jason Cook (born 1975)
Brian Curvis (born 1937)
Dai Dower (born 1933)
Jim Driscoll (1880–1925), 'Peerless' Jim Driscoll, featherweight
Joe Erskine (1934–1990)
Tommy Farr (1914–1986)
Colin Jones (born 1959)
Enzo Maccarinelli (born 1980), former WBU cruiserweight title holder (7 Defences)
Johnny Owen (1956–1980)
David 'Bomber' Pearce (1959–2000)
Nicky Piper (born 1966)
Steve Robinson (born 1968), former WBO featherweight world title holder (7 Defences)
Freddie Welsh (1886–1927)
Jimmy Wilde (1892–1969)
Howard Winstone (1939–2000)

Cricketers
Robert Croft (born 1970)
Jeff Jones (born 1941)
Simon Jones (born 1978)
Tony Lewis (born 1938) England Captain 1972/73
Steve Watkin (born 1964)

Cyclists
Jessica Allen (born 1989)
Dale Appleby (born 1986)
Yanto Barker (born 1980)
Reg Braddick (1913–1999)
Kara Chesworth (born 1972)
Craig Cooke (born 1984)
Nicole Cooke (born 1983)
Katie Curtis (born 1988)
Nina Davies (born 1974)
Paul Esposti (born 1972)
Alex Greenfield (born 1990)
Clare Greenwood (born 1958)
Sam Harrison (born 1992)
Anneliese Heard (born 1981)
Sally Hodge (born 1966)
Megan Hughes (born 1977)
Ellen Hunter (born 1968)
Joby Ingram-Dodd (born 1980)
Becky James (born 1991)
Ian Jeremiah (born c. 1970)
Louise Jones (born 1963)
Luc Jones (born 1991)
Sion Jones (born 1979)
Colin Lewis (born 1942)
Rhys Lloyd (born 1989)
Anthony Malarczyk (born 1975)
Jimmy Michael (1877–1904)
Ruby Miller (born 1992)
Jon Mould (born 1991)
Alun Owen
Rob Partridge (born 1986)
Steve Paulding
Matt Postle (born 1970)
Roger Pratt (born 1944)
Huw Pritchard (born 1976)
Dave Rand
Ross Reid (born 1987)
Simon Richardson (born 1966)
Luke Rowe (born 1990)
Matthew Rowe (born 1988)
Paul Sheppard (born 1978)
Don Skene (born 1936)
Eddie Smart (1946–2000)
Geraint Thomas (born 1986)
Chris Williams
Julian Winn (born 1972)
Will Wright (born 1973)

Footballers
Mark Aizlewood (born 1959)
Ivor Allchurch (1929–1997), Wales international
Len Allchurch (born 1933)
Dai Astley (1909–1989)
Colin Baker (born 1934)
Tom Baker (born 1936)
Gareth Bale (born 1989)
Tommy Bamford (1905–1967)
Walley Barnes (1920–1975)
Craig Bellamy (born 1979), striker and Wales international
Nathan Blake (born 1972)
Horace Blew (1873–1957)
Paul Bodin (born 1964)
Dave Bowen (1928–1995)
Jason Bowen (born 1972)
Mark Bowen (born 1963)
Stan Bowsher (1899–1968)
Terry Boyle (born 1958)
Ronnie Burgess (1917–2005)
Ollie Burton (born 1941)
John Charles (1931–2004), the "Gentle Giant", Wales international
Mel Charles (born 1935)
Roy Clarke (1925–2006)
Chris Coleman (born 1970)
James Collins (born 1983)
John Cornforth (born 1967)
Vic Crowe (1932–2009)
Alan Curtis (born 1954)
Len Davies (1899–1945)
Ron Davies (born 1942)
Wyn Davies (born 1942)
Mark Delaney (born 1976)
Robert Earnshaw (born 1981)
Trevor Edwards (born 1937)
John Elsworthy (1931–2009)
John Emanuel (born 1948)
Mike England (born 1941
Carl Fletcher (born 1980)
Brian Flynn (born 1955)
Trevor Ford (1923–2003)
Roger Freestone (born 1968)
Danny Gabbidon (born 1979)
Ryan Giggs (born 1973), midfielder/winger, Wales international
David Giles (born 1956)
Brian Godfrey (born 1940)
Arfon Griffiths (born 1941)
Chris Gunter (born 1989)
Carl Harris (born 1956)
John Hartson (born 1975)
Ron Hewitt (1928–2001)
Terry Hennessey (born 1942)
Wayne Hennessey (born 1987)
Barrie Hole (born 1942)
Mel Hopkins (1934–2010)
Barry Horne (born 1962)
Billy Hughes (born 1918)
Mark Hughes (born 1963), former manager of Manchester City F.C. and Wales international
Joe Jacobson (born 1986), left back (Oldham Athletic & U21 national team)[3]
Leighton James (born 1953)
Robbie James (1957–1998)
Steve Jenkins (born 1972)
Roy John (1911–1973)
Bryn Jones (1912–1985)
Cliff Jones (born 1935)
Joey Jones (born 1955)
Ken Jones (born 1936)
Fred Keenor (1894–1972)
Jack Kelsey (1929–1992)
Andy King (born 1988)
George Latham (1881–1939)
Joe Ledley (born 1987)
Ken Leek (1935–2007)
Andy Legg (born 1966)
Arthur Lever (1920–2004)
John Lewis (born 1955)
Steve Lowndes (born 1960)
Billy Lucas (1918–1998)
Chris Marustik (born 1961)
Terry Medwin (born 1932)
Andy Melville (born 1968)
Billy Meredith (1874–1958)
Jimmy Murphy (1910–1989)
Lewin Nyatanga (born 1988)
Eddie Parris (1911–1971), first black player to play for Wales
Mark Pembridge (born 1970)
Jason Perry (born 1970)
Leighton Phillips (born 1949)
Ivor Powell (born 1916)
Keith Pring (born 1943)
Tony Pulis (born 1958) manager of Stoke City
Aaron Ramsey (born 1990)
Kevin Ratcliffe (born 1960)
Gil Reece (born 1942)
Ronnie Rees (born 1944)
Stan Richards (1917–1987)
Sam Ricketts (born 1981)
Carl Robinson (born 1976)
John Robinson (born 1971)
Peter Rodrigues (born 1944)
Ehud Rogers (1909–1996)
Ian Rush (born 1961), striker and Wales international
Dean Saunders (born 1964)
Robbie Savage (born 1974)
Alf Sherwood (1923–1990)
Gary Speed (born 1969) Wales international footballer,
Gary Sprake (born 1945)
Fred Stansfield (born 1917)
Derek Sullivan (1930–1983)
Rod Thomas (born 1947)
John Toshack (born 1949) Wales international and current National Team manager.
Neville Southall MBE (born 1959), goalkeeper, Wales' most capped player
Byron Stevenson (1956–2007), Leeds United F.C., Birmingham City F.C. player and Wales international
Kit Symons (born 1971)
Derek Tapscott (1932–2008)
Billy Thomas (born 1948)
Nigel Vaughan (born 1959)
Graham Vearncombe (1934–1993)
Roy Vernon (1937–1993)
Tony Villars (born 1952)
Colin Webster (1932–2001)
Harold Williams (born 1924)
Stuart Williams (born 1930)
Doug Witcomb (born 1918)
Terry Yorath (born 1950)

Golfers
Paul Affleck (born 1966)
Errie Ball (born 1910)
Sion Bebb (born 1968)
Becky Brewerton (born 1982)
Karen Davies (born 1965)
Rhys Davies (born 1985)
Stephen Dodd (born 1966)
Jamie Donaldson (born 1975)
Bradley Dredge (born 1973)
Ben Enoch (1990–2009)
Brian Huggett (born 1936)
Richard Johnson (born 1972)
David Llewellyn (born 1951)
Becky Morgan (born 1974)
Mark Mouland (born 1961)
David Park (born 1974)
Philip Parkin (born 1961)
Eleanor Pilgrim (born 1977)
Mark Pilkington (born 1978)
Phillip Price (born 1966)
Dai Rees (1913–1983)
Dave Thomas (born 1934)
Helen Wadsworth (born 1964)
Ian Woosnam (born 1958), Ryder Cup player and former US Masters Champion

Motor Sports
Tom Cave (born 1991), rally driver
Chaz Davies (born 1987), motorcycle racer
Elfyn Evans (born 1989), rally driver
Gwyndaf Evans (born 1959), rally driver
Nicky Grist (born 1961), rally co-driver
Gary Hocking (1937–1962), motorcycle racer
Karl Jones (born 1959), BTCC driver
Mark Jones (born 1979), motocross rider
Cyril Kieft (1911–2004), racing car manufacturer and driver
David Llewellin (born 1960), rally driver
Jackie Lewis (born 1936), Formula One racing driver
Hywel Lloyd (born 1985), Formula Three racing driver
Ian Lougher (born 1963), motorcycle racer
Charlie Martin (1913–1998), Grand Prix racing driver
Phil Mills (born 1963), rally co-driver
Phil Morris (born 1975), speedway rider
J. G. Parry-Thomas (1884–1927), racing driver and one time Land Speed Record holder
Tom Pryce (1949–1977), Formula One racing driver
Alan Rees (born 1938), Formula One racing driver
Gareth Rees (born 1969), former racing driver and motorsport commentator
David Richards (born 1952), former rally co-driver and team principal of the BAR and Benetton Formula One teams
Jamie Smyth (born 1976), racing driver
Malcolm Uphill (d. 1999), Grand Prix motorcycle road racer
Freddie Williams (born 1926), former Speedway World Champion

Rowers
Katrina Jacks (c. 1986–2010)
Tom James (born 1984)
Tom Lucy (born 1988)

Rugby players
Lee Beach (born 1982), captained Wales' world cup winning sevens team (Dubai 2009)
Billy Boston (born 1934), international (rugby league)
Kevin Bowring former Wales national team coach
Non Evans (born 1975), also competed for Wales at judo, weightlifting and freestyle wrestling.
Trevor Foster (1916–2005), international (rugby league)
Rob Lewis, (born 1987), Wales under 18, 19 and 20 and sevens player
Mike Powell (born 1978)
Mike Ruddock (born 1959), former Wales national team coach
Clive Sullivan (born 1943), international (rugby league)
Aled Thomas (born 1985), Wales under 17, 18, 19 and 21 and sevens player
Gwyn Thomas, international (rugby league)
Alex Walker (born 1986), former Newport Gwent Dragons player
Frank Whitcombe, international (rugby league)
Lenny Woodard (born 1976), international (rugby union: non–test), (rugby league)
Frank Young, international (rugby league)
[edit] ShowjumpersDavid Broome (born 1940)
Richard Meade (born 1936)

Snooker players
Dominic Dale (born 1971)
Ryan Day (born 1980)
Terry Griffiths (born 1947)
Darren Morgan (born 1966)
Doug Mountjoy (born 1942)
Ray Reardon (born 1932)
Matthew Stevens (born 1977)
Mark Williams (1975)
Cliff Wilson (1934–1994)

Swimmers
Jazz Carlin (born 1990)
David Davies (born 1985)
Valerie Davies (1912–2001)
Julie Gould (born 1989)
Thomas Haffield (born 1988)
Nyree Lewis (born 1980)
Jemma Lowe (born 1990)
Paul Radmilovic (swimmer and water-polo player) (1886–1968)
David Roberts (born 1980)
Irene Steer (1889–1947)
Lowri Tynan (born 1987)
Martyn Woodroffe (born 1950)

Trade union leaders
William Abraham (1842–1922)
William Brace (1865–1947)
Moss Evans (1925–2002)
Jim Griffiths (1890–1975)
Vernon Hartshorn (1872–1931)
Arthur Horner (1894–1968)
Clive Jenkins (1926–1999)
Will Paynter (1903–1984)
Thomas Richards (1859–1931)
James Henry Thomas (1874–1949)

Writers
Sian Adey-Jones (born 1957), model, former Miss Wales
Henry Seymour Berry, 1st Baron Buckland (1877–1928), industrialist (born Merthyr Tydfil)
E. G. Bowen (1900–1983), geographer
Gwladys ferch Dafydd Gam (d. 1454), Seren y Fenni (Star of Abergavenny)
Rees Davies (1938–2005), historian
John Dee (born 1527), alchemist
Samuel Ifor Enoch (1914–2001), theologian
John Gwenogvryn Evans (1852–1930), palaeographic expert.
Timothy John Evans (1924–1950), hanged for the murder of wife and daughter, due to a miscarriage of justice, but posthumously pardoned
Rosemarie Frankland (1943–2000), former Miss World
Geoffrey of Monmouth (c.1100–1155), churchman and historian
Peter Havard-Williams (1922–1995), librarian educator
George Jeffreys (1648–1689), hanging judge
Ernest Jones (1879–1958), psychoanalyst
Stephen Jones (1870–1941), experimental phonetician
Walter Map (c.1137–1209), medieval raconteur
Howard Marks (born 1945), international drug-smuggler and author
Angus McBean (1904–1990), photographer
Godfrey Morgan, 1st Viscount Tredegar (1831–1913), Member of Parliament, land-owner and benefactor
Helen Morgan (born 1952), Miss World
Henry Morgan (c.1635–1688), privateer
John Nash (1752–1835), architect
Allan Perley (1608–1675), emigrant ancestor of the Perley Family in America
Dr William Price (1800–1893), eccentric physician
Bartholomew Roberts (1682–1722), pirate (Black Bart or Barti Ddu)
William Salesbury (c.1520 – c.1600), lexicographer, phonetician and comparative linguist
John Tabatabai (born 1987), Professional poker player
Imogen Thomas (born 1982), former Miss Wales and Big Brother contestant
Robert Vaughan (c.1592 – 16 May 1667), antiquary
Glyn Wise (born January 1988), Big Brother (TV series) 2006 runner-up.
Bryn Williams (born 1977), chef
Edward Williams (1747–1826) a.k.a. Iolo Morganwg, antiquarian
John Tudno Williams (born 1938), theologian
William Richard Williams (1896–1962), theologian
Thomas Wynne (1627–1691), (surgeon), Quaker and friend of William Penn
[edit] People born outside Wales regarded as Welsh[edit] EntrepreneursMary Quant (born 1934), Fashion designer
[edit] PoliticiansDavid Lloyd George (1863–1945), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Dafydd Wigley (born 1943), former President of Plaid Cymru
[edit] Journalists/broadcastersSian Williams, television presenter
[edit] Sportsmen/womenJoe Calzaghe (born 1972), retired undefeated world champion (46–0 record) IBF and WBO (18 Defences) Super-Middleweight World Title holder
Rupert Moon, Wales international rugby union player and TV presenter

Writers
Alexander Cordell (1914–1997), novelist
Marion Eames (1921–2007), novelist
Richard Hughes (1900–1976), novelist
Richard Llewellyn (1907–1983), novelist
Arthur Machen (1863–1947), horror/fantasy writer and critic
Jan Morris (born 1926), historian, author and travel writer
John Cowper Powys novelist, philosopher, visionary (1872–1963)
John Dee (born 1527), mathematician and astronomer
David Jones (1895–1974), poet
Craig Thomas novelist
Edward Thomas (1878–1917), poet
Report Brodie February 21, 2011 11:54 PM GMT
do you feel no allegiance to you ancestors?
what about the lion q?
you are the angriest bloke on this forum but you seem to be espousing calm, man.
ww3 starts tomorrow and you'll be begging  the country you hate to let you in.
hatred is the problem of the hater btw. Cool
Report themightymac February 21, 2011 11:56 PM GMT
Hate poisons the mind
Report Brodie February 21, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
i like the welsh. my dad's best mate was called taffy. really nice fella,used to pop round before they went out darting.
Report brngtwt February 21, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
Josie D'Arby ......listed twice.
has to be the worst list ever to try and make a point.
Report Brodie February 21, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
actually ,i'll rephrase that. i liked the welsh bloke who came round our house.
to see him as the embodiment of all Welshmen is of course, moronic
Report themightymac February 22, 2011 12:00 AM GMT
if you say so
Report Brodie February 22, 2011 12:01 AM GMT
you disagree?
Report themightymac February 22, 2011 12:05 AM GMT
No Brodie mate, I like the Welsh, in fact I like everybody. Good and bad in all nations.

the reply was to brngtwt who posted before u.
Report Brodie February 22, 2011 12:06 AM GMT
ditto, well said.
Report Harry R Scrack February 22, 2011 12:07 AM GMT
That's a hell of a list on first viewing, but for every Tommy Cooper there's a Max Boyce, and every Sir Anthony Hopkins there's a Ruth Madoc, every Manic Street Preachers there's a Shaking Stevens and a pair of Scott-Lees, so its not as impressive as it first appears
Report brngtwt February 22, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
I agree too mightymac,there are only two types of people.
people who are alright and people that aren't.
but lets face it that list was pretty sparse in terms of what you were trying to achieve.
Report themightymac February 22, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
Harry, it did come from Wiki mate, what u expect?
Report rickie February 22, 2011 12:09 AM GMT
Youve missed out Lewis Jones the record breaking Welsh Rugby League player, and Gorkys Zygotic Mynci one of the best Welsh bands, thats really poor form mac, and as for Imogen Thomas but no Dylan Thomas, oh dear.
Report Stretch Armstrong February 22, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
This is why

An English man was living in Wales and he used to come back to england and go out with his friends.When his friends asked him how was he liking wales he said 'i just don't like the  Welsh people.'
        His friends advised him to try talking some of the lingo and learn a bit of welsh here and there and he might enjoy the people more.He thought ok i will give it a go.
     He returned back to Wales and on his way back his car broke down.A Welsh man stopped to help him and said 'Oh boyo can i give you a hand there'
      The English guy said 'get lost you Welsh git '    LaughShockedLaugh
Report brngtwt February 22, 2011 12:12 AM GMT
Also the listed the one dimensional Tom Jones.....
Report mr winkle February 22, 2011 1:35 AM GMT
RACIST THREAD

ALL REPORTED
Report Stretch Armstrong February 22, 2011 1:40 AM GMT
Laugh
Report Ukmalllia February 22, 2011 1:43 AM GMT
Laugh
Report Psychic Mutley February 22, 2011 7:51 AM GMT
Mighty Mac does have a point, I had never realised there were so many top class Welsh men and ladies.
Report UTI February 22, 2011 9:00 AM GMT
Jealousy.

End of Thread
Report STUDYFORM February 22, 2011 10:47 AM GMT
Its a dull part of the UK, mostly impoverished, whose mainly miserable/stroppy inhabitants think they have been plundered by the English.
The fact that the comprehensive list of famous(?) Welsh people starts wityh Keith Allen says a lot.
Of course if you take any population of 3 million and look for ANYONE who's done something over the last 1000 years you'll come up with a list like that. I suspect the list for Scotland would be proportionately longer, and for England about 50 times longer.

That said, no-one likes the English much either, and who can blame them, but this doesn't make Wales or the Welsh any nicer.

There seems to be a disproportionate level of Welsh people to non-Welsh on the Jeremy Kyle show too, from what I've seen.

I'd only ever been to Wales once (about 20 years ago - Gower peninsula, where others [Welsh people] on the same caravan/camping site wouldn't even pass the time of day), until I moved to the north. I've had a few trips into north Wales in the last few years.
Snowdon - Not very pretty at all for a mountain. The tea shops in the area seem to close bang on time and are staffed by the ubiquitous miserable gits. Caenarfon (I think - Carnarvon anyway) A dump of the higest order. We were shocked when we visited here.
Rhyl - Blackpool without anything.
The road system for travelling throughout Wales is crap, which is just as well as there aren't too many places worth seeing.
Report BonVivvy February 22, 2011 10:57 AM GMT
Personally always found the welsh hated each other far far more than they hated the English.

Cardiff have a hatred of Swansea and both have a real hatred of North Wales who in turn seem to hate the English and are obsessed with speaking welsh.The welsh also seem to hate the irish.

Oddly i've always found Germans very friendly indeed towards the english,they dont seemt o retain the "comedy" hatred that we seem to retain for them.

Can't say i've found the jocks over friendly to the english though.Theyre fine sober in the daytime but after a few gallons they seem to generally spit out the word english.Depends which town you're in of course.
Report UTI February 22, 2011 11:19 AM GMT
Went to watch Cardiff v Colchester with a welsh mate once.

They fkin hated the English.  What a rabble though, wouldn't use 'em as fkin doormats.  glad they were all on the train back and not staying here.

Had a minutes silence for the queen mum and they were singing "you can stick your queen mum up your @rse" all the way through.  Was kind of funny looking back, but fk me just what a pile of dogsh1t people they were.  The announcer stopped it short with a partridgesque "Unbelievable"
Report Gravitational Pull February 22, 2011 11:28 AM GMT
By:  bix
22:06 Gogs?


north welsh.
Report Gravitational Pull February 22, 2011 11:39 AM GMT
By:  BonVivvy
10:57 Personally always found the welsh hated each other far far more than they hated the English.

Cardiff have a hatred of Swansea and both have a real hatred of North Wales who in turn seem to hate the English and are obsessed with speaking welsh.The welsh also seem to hate the irish.


True, however you could take out cardiff, swansea, irish and replace with manchester, liverpool (or any two english cities) and scotland and you easily sum up the english.


Oddly i've always found Germans very friendly indeed towards the english,they dont seemt o retain the "comedy" hatred that we seem to retain for them.

exceptionally good natured and havent met one I didnt like fully agree. well done bon vivvy, by far the decent post in a pretty rubbish, generic, full of cod philosy that passes for a chit chat thread these days.
Report mr winkle February 22, 2011 11:47 AM GMT
I love the Welsh, especeially the black and asian ones.
Report HH Sultan Vinegar February 22, 2011 11:49 AM GMT
Laugh
Report UTI February 22, 2011 11:51 AM GMT
I've found germans ok, as europeans go.  A little too pleased with themselves, but friendly enough.
Report mr winkle February 22, 2011 12:03 PM GMT
I love Germans, especially the black and asian ones.
Report Angel Gabrial February 22, 2011 12:38 PM GMT
I am English and my best friend is Welsh and he hates me. Cant fault him.
Report 28dogs February 22, 2011 1:05 PM GMT
Never mind the Welsh Assembly, give Wales total independence with no financial subsidies.  No one else to blame then if they don't live happily ever after.
Report wur February 22, 2011 1:23 PM GMT
Oh, yeah, give them independence after we've nicked all their coal, ffs!
Report Angel Gabrial February 22, 2011 1:25 PM GMT
Wev didnt nick all your coal Wur. We got you to get it for us.
Report Angel Gabrial February 22, 2011 1:28 PM GMT
Sorry Wur you are not Welsh and you didnt get any coal. Happy
Report wur February 22, 2011 1:29 PM GMT
I'm a Scotlander. We've got our own coal, thank you very much.
Report UTI February 22, 2011 1:34 PM GMT
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just for you muttley, some uneducated Welsh inbreds:


Actors
Keith Allen (born 1953)
Stanley Baker (1927–1976)
Rob Brydon (born 1965)
Richard Burton (1925–1984)
Timothy Dalton (born 1946)
Josie D'Arby (born 1973) (also presenter)
Gareth David-Lloyd (born 1981)
Richard Davies (born 1926)
Ryan Davies (1937–1977)
Windsor Davies (born 1930)
Sophie Dee (born 1984)
Robert East (born 1943)
Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Maudie Edwards (1906–1991)
Peg Entwistle (1908–1932)
Clifford Evans (1912–1985)
Huw Garmon (born 1966)
Colin George (born 1929)
Hugh Griffith (1912–1980)
Kenneth Griffith (1921–2006)
Ioan Gruffudd (born 1973)
Edmund Gwenn (1875–1958)
Mike Gwilym (born 1949)
Robert Gwilym (born 1956)
Lyn Harding (1867–1952)
Doris Hare (1905–2000)
Donald Houston (1923–1991)
Glyn Houston (born 1926)
Anthony Hopkins (born 1937)
Aneirin Hughes (born 1958)
Gareth Hughes (1894–1965)
Rhys Ifans (born 1968)
Emrys James (1928–1989)
Gary Jones (born 1958)
Glynis Johns (born 1923)
Mervyn Johns (1899–1992)
Margaret John (born 1924)
Ruth Jones (born 1967)
Desmond Llewelyn (1914–1999)
Philip Madoc (born 1934)
Ruth Madoc (born 1943)
Steven Meo (born 1977)
Ray Milland (1907–1986)
Eve Myles (born 1978)
Kai Owen (born 1975)
Joanna Page (born 1978)
Siân Phillips (born 1934)
Tom Price (born 1980)
Ian Puleston-Davies (born 1959)
Jonathan Pryce (born 1947)
Angharad Rees (born 1949)
Roger Rees (born 1944)
Steffan Rhodri (born 1967)
John Rhys-Davies (born 1944)
Matthew Rhys (born 1974)
Rachel Roberts (1927–1980)
Michael Sheen (born 1969)
Sarah Siddons (1755–1831)
Victor Spinetti (born 1933)
Gareth Thomas (born 1945)
Talfryn Thomas (1922–1982)
William Thomas
Tim Vincent (born 1972) (also presenter)
Melanie Walters
Naunton Wayne (1901–1970)
Emlyn Williams (1905–1987) (also dramatist)
Ieuan Rhys Williams (born 1909)
Peter Wingfield (born 1962)
Owain Yeoman (born 1978)
Catherine Zeta-Jones (born 1969)

Architects
Clough Williams-Ellis (1883–1978)
Alwyn Sheppard Fidler (1909–1990)
Percy Thomas (1883–1969)
Malcolm Parry (currently active)
Ernest Morgan (1881–1954)
John Prichard (1817–1886)
John St. Bodfan Gruffydd (1910–2004)
William Edwards (1719–1789)
John Jones (1810–1869)

Artists
Thomas Nathaniel Davies (1922–1996), painter and sculptor
Nick Evans (1907–2004), painter
Laura Ford (born 1961), sculptor
John Gibson (1790–1866), sculptor
Nina Hamnett (1890–1956), painter
Augustus John (1878–1961), painter
Gwen John (1876–1939), painter
David Jones (1895–1974), artist and poet
Thomas Jones (1742–1803), painter
Ceri Richards (1903–1971), painter
Andrew Vicari (born 1938), painter
Sir Kyffin Williams (1918–2006), painter
Richard Wilson (1714–1782), painter

Entrepreneurs
Laura Ashley (1925–1985), designer
James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley (1883–1968), newspaper publisher
William Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose (1879–1954), newspaper publisher
David Davies Llandinam (1818–1890), industrialist
Griffith J. Griffith (1850–1919), mining millionaire
John Josiah Guest (1785–1852), ironmaster
Sir William Thomas Lewis (1837–1914), coalowner
Sir Terry Matthews (born 1943), telecommunications billionaire
Michael Moritz (born 1962), investor
Charles Stewart Rolls (1877–1910), motor car manufacturer and aviator
Sir Howard Stringer (born 1942), businessman
David Sullivan (born 1949), publisher
David Alfred Thomas (1856–1918), industrialist

Explorers
John Evans (1770–1799)
George Everest (1790–1866)
Perce Blackborow (1896–1949)
Henry Morton Stanley (1841–1904)

Film Directors
Kevin Allen (born 1962)
Marc Evans (born 1963)
Peter Greenaway (born 1942)
Craig Handley (born 1977)
Richard Marquand (1938–1987) (Star Wars Episode VI – Return of the Jedi)
Julian Richards (born 1968)
Sara Sugarman (born 1962)

Humorists
Max Boyce (born 1945), entertainer
Tommy Cooper (1922–1984), comedian and magician
Ryan Davies (1937–1977), comedian and singer
Lee Dainton (born 1973), (Dirty Sanchez television series)
Rhod Gilbert (born 1968), comedian and BBC Radio Wales personality
Griff Rhys Jones (born 1953), comic writer, actor and presenter
Ruth Jones (born 1967), comic writer (Gavin & Stacey), actress and radio presenter
Terry Jones (born 1942), comedian (Monty Python series), author, film director
Gladys Morgan (1898–1983), comedienne
Tessie O'Shea (1913–1997), stand-up comedienne
Matthew Pritchard, (Dirty Sanchez television series)
Harry Secombe (1921–2001), comedian, actor, singer and television presenter
Paul Whitehouse (born 1958), writer and actor
Ronnie Williams (1939–1997), actor and comedian

Inventors
William Frost (1848–1935), amateur aviator
Adam Powell (born 1976), creator of Neopets
Walter Clopton Wingfield (1833–1912), inventor of lawn tennis
Edwin Stevens (1905–1995), designed the world's first wearable electronic hearing aid
Philip Vaughan (???? – ????), first design for a ball bearing in 1794
William Henry Preece (1834–1913)
William Robert Grove (1811–1896)
John Jones (1645–1709)
Thomas Williams of Llanidan (1737–1802)
William Davies Evans (1790–1872)

Journalists and broadcasters
James Gomer Berry, 1st Viscount Kemsley (1883–1968), newspaper publisher
William Berry, 1st Viscount Camrose (1879–1954), newspaper publisher
Jeremy Bowen (born 1960), journalist and broadcaster
Derek Brockway (born 1967), chief meteorologist for BBC Wales Today
Toby Charles soccer commentator for hit PBS television show Soccer Made in Germany from 1976–1983.
Hugh Cudlipp (born Cardiff 1913, died 1998), editorial director of Mirror Group, a giant of twentieth century journalism
Russell Davies (born 1946) radio presenter
Josie D'Arby (born 1972), radio broadcaster and television presenter
Huw Edwards (born 1943), journalist and co-anchor of BBC News at Ten
Sara Edwards (born 1961) , broadcast journalist and television presenter
Dewi Griffiths (born 1931), presenter of BBC Radio Wales' 'A String of Pearls'
Guto Harri (born 1966), BBC political correspondent
John Humphrys (born 1943), journalist and broadcaster
Gareth Jones (1905–1935), first to publicise the existence of the Holodomor in the Western world.
Gareth Jones a.k.a. Gaz Top (born 1961) presenter and broadcaster
Gethin Jones (born 1978), presenter
Steve Jones (born 1977), presenter
Martyn Lewis, (born 1945) presenter
Siân Lloyd (born 1958), meteorologist, television presenter
Sian Lloyd, BBC Cymru Wales television news presenter,
Johnny Morris OBE (1919–1999), television presenter of BBC's 'Animal Magic'
Jamie Owen (born 1967), broadcast journalist and co-anchor for BBC Wales Today
Wynford Vaughan-Thomas (1908–1987), noted BBC WWII reporter and journalist
Huw Wheldon (1916–1986), journalist and broadcaster
Sian Williams (born 1964), BBC news and current affairs presenter

Military men and women
Malcolm Douglas-Pennant, 6th Baron Penrhyn (1908–2003) awarded MBE after the invasion of Sicily in World War II
Hugh Evan-Thomas (1862–1928), Royal Navy Vice-Admiral
Ellis Humphrey Evans "Hedd Wyn", celebrated poet, died in the Third Battle of Ypres during World War I
T. E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia) (1888–1935), soldier
Hubert William Lewis VC (1896–1977)
John Wallace Linton VC, Royal Navy Commander
Dafydd ap Llewelyn ap Hywel, better known as Dafydd Gam (c. 1380–1415), prominent opponent of Owain Glyndŵr
Owain Lawgoch or Yvain de Galles (c. 1300–1378), mercenary and titular Prince of Wales
Sir Thomas Picton, (1758–1815), Lieutenant General
Morys Bruce, 4th Baron Aberdare KBE, served in WWII, later active politician and Privy Councillor
Simon Weston (born 1961), soldier and broadcaster
John Williams VC (1857–1932), born "John Fielding"
Roger Williams (~1537–1595), soldier

Monarchs and princes
Cadwallon ap Cadfan (died 633), King of Gwynedd
Cunedda (fl. 400–450), King of Gwynedd
Dafydd ap Gruffudd (died 1283), Prince of Wales
Edward II of England (1284–1327), born in Caernarfon Castle
Gwenllian of Wales (1282–1337), daughter of Llywelyn the Last
Gwenllian, Princess of Deheubarth, (1097–1137), daughter of Gruffydd ap Cynan and sister to Owain Gwynedd (both Princes of Gwynedd in turn), Gwenllain and her husband Gruffydd ap Rhys, Prince of Deheubarth, led retalitory strikes against Norman-held positions, like a pair of "Robin Hoods of Wales".
Gruffudd ap Cynan (c. 1035–1137), King of Gwynedd
Henry V of England (1386–1422), born in Monmouth
Henry VII of England (1457–1509), first king of the Tudor dynasty
Hywel Dda (887–950), Prince of Deheubarth
Idwal Iwrch ap Cadwaladr (c.650–720), King of Gwynedd
Llywelyn the Great (1173–1240), Prince of Wales
Llywelyn the Last (c. 1225–1282), Prince of Wales
Madog ap Gruffydd Maelor (m.1236), Prince of Powys Fadog
Maelgwn Gwynedd (c. 490 – 547), Prince of Gwynedd
Owain Glyndŵr (1359–1416), Prince of Wales
Owain Gwynedd (1100–1170), King of Gwynedd
Rhodri Mawr (c. 820–878), King of Gwynedd and Deheubarth
The Lord Rhys (1132–1197), Prince of Deheubarth
Trahaearn ap Caradog (died 1081), King of Gwynedd

Musicians
Ivor Atkins (1869–1953), organist
Dame Shirley Bassey (born 1937), singer
Wally Bishop (1894–1966), Waldini, band leader and impresario
James Dean Bradfield (born 1969), guitarist and lead singer (Manic Street Preachers)
Delme Bryn-Jones (1934–2001), baritone
Stuart Burrows (born 1933), tenor
Stuart Cable (1970–2010), drummer (formerly with Stereophonics)
John Cale (born 1942), musician (Velvet Underground)
Charlotte Church (born 1986), singer
Henry Walford Davies (1869–1944), composer, Master of the King's Music
Spencer Davis (born 1939), musician
Marina Lambrini Diamandis (born 1985), singer, songwriter, musician from Marina and the Diamonds
Aimée Ann Duffy (born 1984), singer and songwriter, stage name Duffy
Geoff Eales, Jazz pianist
Dave Edmunds (born 1944), signer, songwriter, musician and Rockfield Studios pioneer
David Howell Evans aka The Edge (born 1961), musician (U2)
Geraint Evans (1922–1992), opera singer
Wynne Evans (born 1972), tenor
Andy Fairweather-Low (born 1948), singer, formerly with Amen Corner
Catrin Finch (born 1980), harpist
Roger Glover (born 1945), musician (Deep Purple)
Larry Goves (born 1980), composer
Jemma Griffiths (born 1975), singer and songwriter
Pete Ham (1947–1975), musician (Badfinger)
Alun Hoddinott (born 1929), composer
Mary Hopkin (born 1950), singer
Owain Arwel Hughes (born 1942), orchestral conductor
David Russell Hulme (born 1951), conductor
Dafydd Iwan (born 1943), singer-songwriter
Richard David James (born 1971), electronic musician commonly known as Aphex Twin
Karl Jenkins (born 1944), composer
Katherine Jenkins (born 1980), singer
Daniel Jones (1912–1993), composer
Della Jones (born 1946), singer
Gwyneth Jones (born 1936), singer
Kelly Jones (born 1974), lead singer and guitarist (Stereophonics)
Tom Jones (born 1940), singer
Martyn Joseph (born 1960), singer-songwriter
Parry Jones (1891–1963), singer
Peter Karrie (born 1946), singer
Jon Lee (1968–2002), former drummer with rock band Feeder
Donna Lewis (born 1973), singer, musician
Lustmord (born Brian Williams) is an electronic musician often credited for creating the dark ambient genre.
William Mathias (1934–1992), composer
Cerys Matthews (born 1969), singer
Elaine Morgan, singer
Grant Nicholas (born 1967), guitarist, singer with rock band Feeder
Ivor Novello (1893–1951), actor, composer, dramatist, producer and singer
Tessie O'Shea (1913–1995), entertainer
Donald Peers (1908–1973)), singer
Mal Pope (born 1960), singer and songwriter
Margaret Price (born 1941), singer
Gruff Rhys (born 1970), lead singer, songwriter, and guitarist (Super Furry Animals)
Timothy John Rishton (born ?), organist, author, lecturer and broadcaster
Sasha (born 1969), DJ
James Sauvage (1849–1922), singer
Andy Scott-Lee (born 1980), singer (3SL)
Lisa Scott-Lee (born 1975), singer (3SL and Steps)
Harry Secombe (1921–2001), entertainer
Henry Spinetti (born 1951), drummer
Dorothy Squires (1915–1998), singer
Alison Statton (born 1959), singer (Young Marble Giants)
Shakin' Stevens (born 1948), singer
Steve Strange (born 1959), singer
Robert Tear (born 1939), tenor
Bryn Terfel (born 1965), baritone opera singer
Thighpaulsandra, musician, composer
John Thomas (1826–1913), harpist and composer
Mansel Thomas (1909–1986), composer
Bonnie Tyler (born 1951), singer
Ian Watkins (born 1977), lead singer for Lostprophets
Ian Watkins (born 1976), pop singer from Steps
Grace Williams (1906–1977), composer
Terry Williams ( born 1948), drummer with Dire Straits
Nicky Wire (born 1969), lyricist and bassist (Manic Street Preachers)
David Wynne (1900–1983), composer

Bands
The Alarm, alternative rock band
The Automatic, alternative rock band
Badfinger, sixties pop group
The Blackout, post-hardcore rock band
Budgie, heavy metal band from Cardiff
Bullet for my Valentine, metalcore band
Brigyn, vocal group
Catatonia, alternative rock band
Y Cyrff, Welsh language rock band from Llanrwst
Feeder, rock band from Newport
Funeral for a Friend, screamo/emo band
Gene Loves Jezebel, gothic rock band
Goldie Looking Chain, comedic rap band
Lostprophets, rock band
Mclusky, alternative rock band
Man, progressive rock band
Kids In Glass Houses, pop punk band
Manic Street Preachers, alternative rock band from Blackwood
Marina and the Diamonds, pop, new wave
Super Furry Animals, independent rock band, many songs in Welsh
Stereophonics, indie rock band
Skindred, reggae rock

Philanthropists
Gwendoline Davies (1882–1951)
Margaret Davies (1884–1963)
Albert Gubay (born 1928)
Augusta Hall, Baroness Llanover (1802–1896)
Edmund Meyrick (1636–1713)
Hugh Owen (1804–1881)
Robert Owen (1771–1858)
Thomas Phillips (1760–1851)
Eliezer Pugh (1814–1903)
Edwin Stevens (1905–1995)
Maria Jane Williams (c.1794–1873)
John Wynne (1650–1714)

Philosophers
Richard Ithamar Aaron (1901–1987)
Martin Wilding Davies (born 1957)
Martyn Evans
David James Jones (1886–1947)
Henry Jones (1852–1922)
John Robert Jones (1911–1970)
Hywel Lewis (1910–1992)
John Lewis (1889–1976)
Gwilym Ellis Lane Owen (1922–1982)
Dewi Zephaniah Phillips (1934–2006)
Griffith Powell (1561–1620)
John Cowper Powys (1872–1963)
H. H. Price (1899–1984)
Richard Price (1723–1791)
Mark Rowlands (born 1962)
Bertrand Russell (1872–1970)
David Oswald Thomas (1924–2005)
Thomas Vaughan (1621–1666)
David Williams (1738–1816)

Politicians
William Abraham (1842–1922), Liberal–Labour and Labour, trade unionist and first working-class MP
Leo Abse (1917–2008), Labour reformer of social legislation
Leighton Andrews AM (born 1957), Labour, Minister in the Welsh Assembly Government
Ifor Bach (fl. 1158) early Welsh leader
Kenneth Baker (born 1934), Conservative
Lorraine Barrett AM (born 1950), Labour
John Batchelor (1820–1883), Liberal
Aneurin Bevan (1897–1960), Labour, founder of the National Health Service
Henry Bruce (1815–1895), Liberal
Molly Scott Cato (born 1963), the Green Party's Economics Spokesperson
Christine Chapman AM (born 1956), Labour
Alun Davies AM (born 1964), Labour
Andrew Davies AM (born 1952), Labour
David Davies, 1st Baron Davies (1880–1944), Liberal
Jocelyn Davies AM (born 1959), Plaid Cymru
Julian Cayo-Evans (1937–1995), political activist and leader of the Free Wales Army
S.O. Davies (1886–1972), Labour
Dafydd Elis-Thomas (born 1946), Plaid Cymru, Presiding Officer of the National Assembly for Wales
Gwynfor Evans (1912–2005), Plaid Cymru's first Member of Parliament
Nerys Evans AM (born 1980), Plaid Cymru
Chris Franks AM (born 1951), Plaid Cymru
John Frost (1784–1877), Chartist
Julia Gillard (1961–), first female Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the Australian Labor Party
Janice Gregory AM (born 1955), Labour
Jim Griffiths (1890–1975), First Secretary of State for Wales
John Griffiths AM (born 1956), Labour and Counsel General for Wales
Sir Samuel Griffith (1845–1920), first Chief Justice of Australia
Benjamin Hall, 1st Baron Llanover (1802–1867), Whig, after whom "Big Ben" is reputedly named
Michael Heseltine (born 1933), Conservative
Geoffrey Howe (born 1926), Conservative, Foreign Secretary
Billy Hughes (1862–1952), Prime Minister of Australia
Cledwyn Hughes (Baron Cledwyn of Penrhos) (1916–2001), Labour
Huw Irranca-Davies (born 1963), Labour
Bethan Jenkins AM (born 1981), Plaid Cymru
Roy Jenkins (1920–2003), Chancellor of the Exchequer 1967–70, President of the European Commission, 1976–81 and author
Alun Ffred Jones AM (born 1949), Plaid Cymru
Carwyn Jones AM (born 1967) Labour, First Minister of Wales
Elin Jones AM (born 1966), Plaid Cymru
Baron Elwyn-Jones (1909–1989), Labour Lord Chancellor also barrister
Ieuan Wyn Jones AM (born 1949), Plaid Cymru, Deputy First Minister of Wales
William Jones (1809–1873), Chartist
Neil Kinnock (born 1942), Leader of the Labour Party, 1983–92
Peter Law (1948–2006), Labour, Independent
Francis Lewis (1713–1803), signatory of the American Declaration of Independence
Saunders Lewis (1893–1985), poet, dramatist, historian, literary critic, political activist, Welsh nationalist and a founder of what would become Plaid Cymru
David Lloyd-George (1863–1945), Liberal, Prime Minister 1916–22
Alun Michael (1948) Labour, first First Secertary for Wales 1999–2000
Rhodri Morgan (born 1939) Labour, former First Minister of Wales 2000–2009
Paul Murphy, (born 1946), Labour, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2002–05
Ifan ab Owen Edwards (1895–1970), founder of Urdd Gobaith Cymru
Richard Lewis, better known as Dic Penderyn, (1808–1831), Chartist
John Prescott (born 1938), Labour, Deputy Prime Minister 1997–2007
Merlyn Rees (1920–2006), Labour, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 1974–1976, Home Secretary 1976–1979
Henry Richard (1812–1888), Liberal
Ivor Richard, Baron Richard, Labour, former Leader of the House of Lords, Lord Privy Seal and European Commissioner
Edward V. Robertson, (1881–1963), US Senator
Ted Rowlands (born 1943), Labour
Joan Ruddock (born 1943), Labour
George Thomas, (1909–1997), Labour, Speaker of the House of Commons
Lewis Valentine (1893–1986), pastor, author, editor, Welsh nationalist and a founder of what would become Plaid Cymru
Thomas Vaughan (c.1410–1483), also soldier and diplomat
D. J. Williams (1885–1970), Welsh-language writer and a founder of what would become Plaid Cymru
Morgan B. Williams (1831–1903), Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives
William Williams (1634–1700), also lawyer
Zephaniah Williams (1795–1874), Chartist
Leanne Wood AM (born 1971), Plaid Cymru
Alan Woods (born 1944) Trotskyist and writer

Religious figures
Saint Cadoc (born c. 497)
Thomas Charles (1755–1814), Nonconformist minister
David Davies (1741–1819) Clergyman and social historian
Saint David (died 601?), patron saint of Wales
Christmas Evans (1766–1838), Nonconformist minister
Saints Philip Evans and John Lloyd, Roman Catholic priests and two of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
Ann Griffiths (1776–1805), religious poet and hymn-writer
Saint Richard Gwyn (c.1537–1584)
Howell Harris (1714–1773), Methodist minister
Saint Illtud (died mid-6th century)
William Morgan (1545–1604), bishop and Welsh translator of the Bible
Evan Roberts (1878–1950), Methodist preacher in the Welsh Revival
John Roberts (Ieuan Gwyllt) (1822–1877), Methodist preacher and hymn-writer
Daniel Rowland (1713–1790), Methodist preacher in the Welsh Revival
William Salesbury (c. 1520–1584?), Welsh translator of the New Testament
Rowan Williams (born 1950), Archbishop of Canterbury appointed 2003
William Williams Pantycelyn (1717–1791), hymn-writer

Scientists
Derek Brockway (born 1967), meteorologist, broadcaster
Glyn Daniel (1914–1986), archaeologist, broadcaster
Donald Watts Davies (1924–2000), "Father of the internet" — co-inventor of packet switching (and originator of the term)
Hugh Davies (1793–1821), botanist, clergyman
Lyn Evans, (born 1945), project leader of the CERN, Switzerland-based Large Hadron Collider
Herbert George (1893–1939), chemist, lecturer
Gwilym Jenkins (1933–1982), statistician, systems engineer
Alwyn Jones (born 1947), biophysicist
Eifion Jones (1925–2004), marine botanist
Eifionydd Jones (1934–1990) particle physicist, CERN proton synchrotron
Steve Jones (born 1944), biologist, geneticist, author and television presenter
Brian David Josephson (born 1940), Physicist, Nobel Laureate, inventor of the Josephson Junction
Edward Lhuyd (1660–1709), naturalist, botanist, linguist, geographer and antiquary
Ronald Lockley (1903–2000), naturalist, author
Victor Erle Nash-Williams archaeologist
Robert Recorde (1510–1558) mathematician and physician. Inventor of the `equals' sign in mathematics.
Gareth Roberts (1940–2007), physicist
Graham Sutton (1903–1877), meteorologist
Llewellyn Hilleth Thomas (1903–1992), Physicist. Discoverer of the 'Thomas precession' in relativity theory
Alfred Russell Wallace (1823–1913) biologist, co-discoverer of the theory of evolution by natural selection
Evan James Williams (1903–1945) Physicist
Phil Williams (1939–2003), astrophysicist, politician

Sportspeople
Athletes
Jim Alford (born 1913), British Empire Games gold medallist
John Ainsworth-Davies (1895–1976), gold medallist at the 1920 Summer Olympics
Steve Barry (born 1950), Commonwealth Games gold medallist
Jamie Baulch (born 1973), 400m Sprinter, Commonwealth Games bronze and silver medallist and silver medallist at the 1996 Summer Olympics
Tim Benjamin (born 1982), Commonwealth Games silver medallist
Steve Brace (born 1961), long-distance runner
Guto Nyth Brân (1700–1737), runner
Lesley Brannan (born 1976), hammer thrower
Lynn Davies Olympic gold medallist
Tenby Davies (1884–1932), world professional half-mile champion
John Disley (born 1928), 3000 metres steeple chaser
Dai Greene (born 1986)
Tanni Grey-Thompson (born 1969), winner of 11 gold, four silver and one bronze Olympic medals
Cecil Griffiths (1901–1945), gold medallist at the 1920 Summer Olympics
Venissa Head (born 1956), Commonwealth Games silver medallist
Colin Jackson (born 1967), hurdler
David Jacobs (1888–1976), gold medallist at the 1912 Summer Olympics
Berwyn Jones (1940–2007), sprinter and rugby league footballer
Steve Jones (born 1955), Commonwealth Games silver medallist and former marathon world record holder
Christian Malcolm (born 1979), Sprinter
Robert Mitchell (born 1980), high jumper
Kay Morley-Brown (born 1963), Commonwealth Games gold medallist
Catherine Murphy (born 1975), Olympic 400m runner
Jonathon O'Dougherty, British National Ice Dance champion
Carys Parry (born 1981), Commonwealth Games hammer silver medallist
Berwyn Price (born 1951), Commonwealth Games gold and silver medallist, and Olympic 110 metre hurdler
Thomas Richards (1910–1985), silver medallist at the 1948 Summer Olympics
Philippa Roles (born 1978), Commonwealth Games discus thrower
Michelle Scutt (born 1960), Commonwealth Games silver medallist and bronze medallist at the 1980 Summer Olympics
Steven Shalders (born 1981 in Bridgend), Commonwealth Games triple jumper
Tony Simmons (born 1948) , Olympic 10,000 metre runner
Scott Simpson (born 1979), Commonwealth Games pole vaulter
Iwan Thomas (born 1974), 400m Sprinter
Reg Thomas (1907–1946), British Empire Games gold and silver medallist, and Olympic distance runner
Angela Tooby (born 1960), Commonwealth Games bronze medallist
Susan Tooby (born 1960), Olympic long distance runner
Hayley Tullett (born 1975), Commonwealth Games silver and bronze medallist, and Olympic middle distance runner
Kirsty Wade (born 1962), Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and Olympic middle distance runner
Nigel Walker (born 1963), Olympic 110m high hurdler and Wales international rugby union player
Nick Whitehead (1933–2002), Commonwealth Games bronze medallist and bronze medallist at the 1960 Summer Olympics
J.J. Williams (born 1948), Commonwealth Games sprinter and Wales international rugby union player
Rhys Williams (born 1984), Commonwealth Games bronze medallist
Neil Winter (born 1973), Commonwealth Games gold medallist, and Olympic pole vaulter.

Badminton
Martyn Lewis (born 1982)
Kelly Morgan (born 1975)
Richard Vaughan (born 1978)

Baseball players
Jimmy Austin (1879 1965)
Ted Lewis (1872–1936)
Peter Morris (1854–1884)
Ted Peterson (1916–2005)
George Whitcombe (1902–1986)

Bowls
Janet Ackland
Fred Leamon (1919–1981)
Fred Parfitt (1869–1953)
Robert Weale (born 1963)

Boxers
Jamie Arthur (born 1979)
Eddie Avoth (born 1945)
Albert Barnes (1913–1990)
Bill Beynon (1891–1932)
Dai Bowen (died 1912, in the sinking of the RMS Titanic)
Joe Calzaghe (born 1972), undefeated former WBO, WBA, WBC, IBF super middleweight and The Ring light heavyweight world champion
Nathan Cleverly (born 1987), current European light heavyweight title holder.
Jason Cook (born 1975)
Brian Curvis (born 1937)
Dai Dower (born 1933)
Jim Driscoll (1880–1925), 'Peerless' Jim Driscoll, featherweight
Joe Erskine (1934–1990)
Tommy Farr (1914–1986)
Colin Jones (born 1959)
Enzo Maccarinelli (born 1980), former WBU cruiserweight title holder (7 Defences)
Johnny Owen (1956–1980)
David 'Bomber' Pearce (1959–2000)
Nicky Piper (born 1966)
Steve Robinson (born 1968), former WBO featherweight world title holder (7 Defences)
Freddie Welsh (1886–1927)
Jimmy Wilde (1892–1969)
Howard Winstone (1939–2000)

Cricketers
Robert Croft (born 1970)
Jeff Jones (born 1941)
Simon Jones (born 1978)
Tony Lewis (born 1938) England Captain 1972/73
Steve Watkin (born 1964)

Cyclists
Jessica Allen (born 1989)
Dale Appleby (born 1986)
Yanto Barker (born 1980)
Reg Braddick (1913–1999)
Kara Chesworth (born 1972)
Craig Cooke (born 1984)
Nicole Cooke (born 1983)
Katie Curtis (born 1988)
Nina Davies (born 1974)
Paul Esposti (born 1972)
Alex Greenfield (born 1990)
Clare Greenwood (born 1958)
Sam Harrison (born 1992)
Anneliese Heard (born 1981)
Sally Hodge (born 1966)
Megan Hughes (born 1977)
Ellen Hunter (born 1968)
Joby Ingram-Dodd (born 1980)
Becky James (born 1991)
Ian Jeremiah (born c. 1970)
Louise Jones (born 1963)
Luc Jones (born 1991)
Sion Jones (born 1979)
Colin Lewis (born 1942)
Rhys Lloyd (born 1989)
Anthony Malarczyk (born 1975)
Jimmy Michael (1877–1904)
Ruby Miller (born 1992)
Jon Mould (born 1991)
Alun Owen
Rob Partridge (born 1986)
Steve Paulding
Matt Postle (born 1970)
Roger Pratt (born 1944)
Huw Pritchard (born 1976)
Dave Rand
Ross Reid (born 1987)
Simon Richardson (born 1966)
Luke Rowe (born 1990)
Matthew Rowe (born 1988)
Paul Sheppard (born 1978)
Don Skene (born 1936)
Eddie Smart (1946–2000)
Geraint Thomas (born 1986)
Chris Williams
Julian Winn (born 1972)
Will Wright (born 1973)

Footballers
Mark Aizlewood (born 1959)
Ivor Allchurch (1929–1997), Wales international
Len Allchurch (born 1933)
Dai Astley (1909–1989)
Colin Baker (born 1934)
Tom Baker (born 1936)
Gareth Bale (born 1989)
Tommy Bamford (1905–1967)
Walley Barnes (1920–1975)
Craig Bellamy (born 1979), striker and Wales international
Nathan Blake (born 1972)
Horace Blew (1873–1957)
Paul Bodin (born 1964)
Dave Bowen (1928–1995)
Jason Bowen (born 1972)
Mark Bowen (born 1963)
Stan Bowsher (1899–1968)
Terry Boyle (born 1958)
Ronnie Burgess (1917–2005)
Ollie Burton (born 1941)
John Charles (1931–2004), the "Gentle Giant", Wales international
Mel Charles (born 1935)
Roy Clarke (1925–2006)
Chris Coleman (born 1970)
James Collins (born 1983)
John Cornforth (born 1967)
Vic Crowe (1932–2009)
Alan Curtis (born 1954)
Len Davies (1899–1945)
Ron Davies (born 1942)
Wyn Davies (born 1942)
Mark Delaney (born 1976)
Robert Earnshaw (born 1981)
Trevor Edwards (born 1937)
John Elsworthy (1931–2009)
John Emanuel (born 1948)
Mike England (born 1941
Carl Fletcher (born 1980)
Brian Flynn (born 1955)
Trevor Ford (1923–2003)
Roger Freestone (born 1968)
Danny Gabbidon (born 1979)
Ryan Giggs (born 1973), midfielder/winger, Wales international
David Giles (born 1956)
Brian Godfrey (born 1940)
Arfon Griffiths (born 1941)
Chris Gunter (born 1989)
Carl Harris (born 1956)
John Hartson (born 1975)
Ron Hewitt (1928–2001)
Terry Hennessey (born 1942)
Wayne Hennessey (born 1987)
Barrie Hole (born 1942)
Mel Hopkins (1934–2010)
Barry Horne (born 1962)
Billy Hughes (born 1918)
Mark Hughes (born 1963), former manager of Manchester City F.C. and Wales international
Joe Jacobson (born 1986), left back (Oldham Athletic & U21 national team)[3]
Leighton James (born 1953)
Robbie James (1957–1998)
Steve Jenkins (born 1972)
Roy John (1911–1973)
Bryn Jones (1912–1985)
Cliff Jones (born 1935)
Joey Jones (born 1955)
Ken Jones (born 1936)
Fred Keenor (1894–1972)
Jack Kelsey (1929–1992)
Andy King (born 1988)
George Latham (1881–1939)
Joe Ledley (born 1987)
Ken Leek (1935–2007)
Andy Legg (born 1966)
Arthur Lever (1920–2004)
John Lewis (born 1955)
Steve Lowndes (born 1960)
Billy Lucas (1918–1998)
Chris Marustik (born 1961)
Terry Medwin (born 1932)
Andy Melville (born 1968)
Billy Meredith (1874–1958)
Jimmy Murphy (1910–1989)
Lewin Nyatanga (born 1988)
Eddie Parris (1911–1971), first black player to play for Wales
Mark Pembridge (born 1970)
Jason Perry (born 1970)
Leighton Phillips (born 1949)
Ivor Powell (born 1916)
Keith Pring (born 1943)
Tony Pulis (born 1958) manager of Stoke City
Aaron Ramsey (born 1990)
Kevin Ratcliffe (born 1960)
Gil Reece (born 1942)
Ronnie Rees (born 1944)
Stan Richards (1917–1987)
Sam Ricketts (born 1981)
Carl Robinson (born 1976)
John Robinson (born 1971)
Peter Rodrigues (born 1944)
Ehud Rogers (1909–1996)
Ian Rush (born 1961), striker and Wales international
Dean Saunders (born 1964)
Robbie Savage (born 1974)
Alf Sherwood (1923–1990)
Gary Speed (born 1969) Wales international footballer,
Gary Sprake (born 1945)
Fred Stansfield (born 1917)
Derek Sullivan (1930–1983)
Rod Thomas (born 1947)
John Toshack (born 1949) Wales international and current National Team manager.
Neville Southall MBE (born 1959), goalkeeper, Wales' most capped player
Byron Stevenson (1956–2007), Leeds United F.C., Birmingham City F.C. player and Wales international
Kit Symons (born 1971)
Derek Tapscott (1932–2008)
Billy Thomas (born 1948)
Nigel Vaughan (born 1959)
Graham Vearncombe (1934–1993)
Roy Vernon (1937–1993)
Tony Villars (born 1952)
Colin Webster (1932–2001)
Harold Williams (born 1924)
Stuart Williams (born 1930)
Doug Witcomb (born 1918)
Terry Yorath (born 1950)

Golfers
Paul Affleck (born 1966)
Errie Ball (born 1910)
Sion Bebb (born 1968)
Becky Brewerton (born 1982)
Karen Davies (born 1965)
Rhys Davies (born 1985)
Stephen Dodd (born 1966)
Jamie Donaldson (born 1975)
Bradley Dredge (born 1973)
Ben Enoch (1990–2009)
Brian Huggett (born 1936)
Richard Johnson (born 1972)
David Llewellyn (born 1951)
Becky Morgan (born 1974)
Mark Mouland (born 1961)
David Park (born 1974)
Philip Parkin (born 1961)
Eleanor Pilgrim (born 1977)
Mark Pilkington (born 1978)
Phillip Price (born 1966)
Dai Rees (1913–1983)
Dave Thomas (born 1934)
Helen Wadsworth (born 1964)
Ian Woosnam (born 1958), Ryder Cup player and former US Masters Champion

Motor Sports
Tom Cave (born 1991), rally driver
Chaz Davies (born 1987), motorcycle racer
Elfyn Evans (born 1989), rally driver
Gwyndaf Evans (born 1959), rally driver
Nicky Grist (born 1961), rally co-driver
Gary Hocking (1937–1962), motorcycle racer
Karl Jones (born 1959), BTCC driver
Mark Jones (born 1979), motocross rider
Cyril Kieft (1911–2004), racing car manufacturer and driver
David Llewellin (born 1960), rally driver
Jackie Lewis (born 1936), Formula One racing driver
Hywel Lloyd (born 1985), Formula Three racing driver
Ian Lougher (born 1963), motorcycle racer
Charlie Martin (1913–1998), Grand Prix racing driver
Phil Mills (born 1963), rally co-driver
Phil Morris (born 1975), speedway rider
J. G. Parry-Thomas (1884–1927), racing driver and one time Land Speed Record holder
Tom Pryce (1949–1977), Formula One racing driver
Alan Rees (born 1938), Formula One racing driver
Gareth Rees (born 1969), former racing driver and motorsport commentator
David Richards (born 1952), former rally co-driver and team principal of the BAR and Benetton Formula One teams
Jamie Smyth (born 1976), racing driver
Malcolm Uphill (d. 1999), Grand Prix motorcycle road racer
Freddie Williams (born 1926), former Speedway World Champion

Rowers
Katrina Jacks (c. 1986–2010)
Tom James (born 1984)
Tom Lucy (born 1988)

Rugby players
Lee Beach (born 1982), captained Wales' world cup winning sevens team (Dubai 2009)
Billy Boston (born 1934), international (rugby league)
Kevin Bowring former Wales national team coach
Non Evans (born 1975), also competed for Wales at judo, weightlifting and freestyle wrestling.
Trevor Foster (1916–2005), international (rugby league)
Rob Lewis, (born 1987), Wales under 18, 19 and 20 and sevens player
Mike Powell (born 1978)
Mike Ruddock (born 1959), former Wales national team coach
Clive Sullivan (born 1943), international (rugby league)
Aled Thomas (born 1985), Wales under 17, 18, 19 and 21 and sevens player
Gwyn Thomas, international (rugby league)
Alex Walker (born 1986), former Newport Gwent Dragons player
Frank Whitcombe, international (rugby league)
Lenny Woodard (born 1976), international (rugby union: non–test), (rugby league)
Frank Young, international (rugby league)
[edit] ShowjumpersDavid Broome (born 1940)
Richard Meade (born 1936)

Snooker players
Dominic Dale (born 1971)
Ryan Day (born 1980)
Terry Griffiths (born 1947)
Darren Morgan (born 1966)
Doug Mountjoy (born 1942)
Ray Reardon (born 1932)
Matthew Stevens (born 1977)
Mark Williams (1975)
Cliff Wilson (1934–1994)

Swimmers
Jazz Carlin (born 1990)
David Davies (born 1985)
Valerie Davies (1912–2001)
Julie Gould (born 1989)
Thomas Haffield (born 1988)
Nyree Lewis (born 1980)
Jemma Lowe (born 1990)
Paul Radmilovic (swimmer and water-polo player) (1886–1968)
David Roberts (born 1980)
Irene Steer (1889–1947)
Lowri Tynan (born 1987)
Martyn Woodroffe (born 1950)

Trade union leaders
William Abraham (1842–1922)
William Brace (1865–1947)
Moss Evans (1925–2002)
Jim Griffiths (1890–1975)
Vernon Hartshorn (1872–1931)
Arthur Horner (1894–1968)
Clive Jenkins (1926–1999)
Will Paynter (1903–1984)
Thomas Richards (1859–1931)
James Henry Thomas (1874–1949)

Writers
Sian Adey-Jones (born 1957), model, former Miss Wales
Henry Seymour Berry, 1st Baron Buckland (1877–1928), industrialist (born Merthyr Tydfil)
E. G. Bowen (1900–1983), geographer
Gwladys ferch Dafydd Gam (d. 1454), Seren y Fenni (Star of Abergavenny)
Rees Davies (1938–2005), historian
John Dee (born 1527), alchemist
Samuel Ifor Enoch (1914–2001), theologian
John Gwenogvryn Evans (1852–1930), palaeographic expert.
Timothy John Evans (1924–1950), hanged for the murder of wife and daughter, due to a miscarriage of justice, but posthumously pardoned
Rosemarie Frankland (1943–2000), former Miss World
Geoffrey of Monmouth (c.1100–1155), churchman and historian
Peter Havard-Williams (1922–1995), librarian educator
George Jeffreys (1648–1689), hanging judge
Ernest Jones (1879–1958), psychoanalyst
Stephen Jones (1870–1941), experimental phonetician
Walter Map (c.1137–1209), medieval raconteur
Howard Marks (born 1945), international drug-smuggler and author
Angus McBean (1904–1990), photographer
Godfrey Morgan, 1st Viscount Tredegar (1831–1913), Member of Parliament, land-owner and benefactor
Helen Morgan (born 1952), Miss World
Henry Morgan (c.1635–1688), privateer
John Nash (1752–1835), architect
Allan Perley (1608–1675), emigrant ancestor of the Perley Family in America
Dr William Price (1800–1893), eccentric physician
Bartholomew Roberts (1682–1722), pirate (Black Bart or Barti Ddu)
William Salesbury (c.1520 – c.1600), lexicographer, phonetician and comparative linguist
John Tabatabai (born 1987), Professional poker player
Imogen Thomas (born 1982), former Miss Wales and Big Brother contestant
Robert Vaughan (c.1592 – 16 May 1667), antiquary
Glyn Wise (born January 1988), Big Brother (TV series) 2006 runner-up.
Bryn Williams (born 1977), chef
Edward Williams (1747–1826) a.k.a. Iolo Morganwg, antiquarian
John Tudno Williams (born 1938), theologian
William Richard Williams (1896–1962), theologian
Thomas Wynne (1627–1691), (surgeon), Quaker and friend of William Penn
[edit] People born outside Wales regarded as Welsh[edit] EntrepreneursMary Quant (born 1934), Fashion designer
[edit] PoliticiansDavid Lloyd George (1863–1945), former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Dafydd Wigley (born 1943), former President of Plaid Cymru
[edit] Journalists/broadcastersSian Williams, television presenter
[edit] Sportsmen/womenJoe Calzaghe (born 1972), retired undefeated world champion (46–0 record) IBF and WBO (18 Defences) Super-Middleweight World Title holder
Rupert Moon, Wales international rugby union player and TV presenter

Writers
Alexander Cordell (1914–1997), novelist
Marion Eames (1921–2007), novelist
Richard Hughes (1900–1976), novelist
Richard Llewellyn (1907–1983), novelist
Arthur Machen (1863–1947), horror/fantasy writer and critic
Jan Morris (born 1926), historian, author and travel writer
John Cowper Powys novelist, philosopher, visionary (1872–1963)
John Dee (born 1527), mathematician and astronomer
David Jones (1895–1974), poet
Craig Thomas novelist
Edward Thomas (1878–1917), poet


Good post mac.  I'd heard of a couple of them.
Report Angel Gabrial February 22, 2011 1:35 PM GMT
I love Scotland, i was married up there. Beautiful.
Report Angel Gabrial February 22, 2011 1:36 PM GMT
UTI is getting the hang of humour.Cry
Report 28dogs February 22, 2011 2:39 PM GMT
We didn't take all the coal, we let them keep some to heat their miserable homes in their miserable villages.  I think you will also find that the "debt" has been more than paid with the subsidies paid to them over the years.

If they can't be self sufficient then at least show some appreciation for helping to keep the miserable place afloat.

Independence for Wales, that is the answer.
Report mr winkle February 22, 2011 3:18 PM GMT
Paul Murphy, (born 1946), Labour, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 2002–05


Good welsh name.
Report 28dogs February 22, 2011 3:26 PM GMT
Ivor Massivechiponmyshoulder

Another good Welsh name.
Report wur February 22, 2011 3:31 PM GMT
Na F'king Cole
Report bix February 22, 2011 5:09 PM GMT
You can buy virtually the whole of North Wales for the price of a decent detached house in England.
Great scenery but that's all. Very depressing I'm afraid.
Report SelkirkAgain February 22, 2011 5:36 PM GMT
Years ago 10 of us went camping. We had no idea where we were going so just took off to see where we landed. We landed in Ruabon in North Wales and had the best weekend mixing with the locals in the village pub. There was a bit of good natured anti English ribbing but i think it's like this; people will generalise and say they hate the English/Welsh/French/Australian but mano o mano you take people how you find them.
Report bix February 22, 2011 5:55 PM GMT
Selkirk you were lucky.
In the 60's 4 of us went camping on the Llyn peninsula near Nefyn. We got there about 2-30 Sat afternoon and asked a bunch of lads if they knew of a campsite nearby. Without a word they looked at us and simply walked away. We eventually found a site, the farmer took our money and never spoke to us after that.
Report Early Morning Riser February 22, 2011 5:56 PM GMT
The British people are descendant from hunter-gatherers, middle eastern farmers (well what is now the middle east) and celtic tribes who moved to the British isles thousands of years ago.
English people from eastern parts of England  are of germanic descent or mostly of germanic descent (angles, saxons, norwegians, etc). The rest of the English are "natives" or celts who are genetically indistinguishable from the Welsh, Scottish and Irish.
Report NAVILLUS February 22, 2011 8:42 PM GMT
in order to bring a new dimension to this discussion,being welsh, the welsh do not hate the english, they hate the MIDDLE CLASS ENGLISH, the same as the english working class, hate the MIDDLE CLASS ENGLISH, from "TWICKERS", WE LIKE THE WORKING CLASS ENGLISH.
Report NAVILLUS February 22, 2011 8:44 PM GMT
in order to bring a new dimension to this discussion,being welsh, the welsh do not hate the english, they hate the MIDDLE CLASS ENGLISH, the same as the english working class, hate the MIDDLE CLASS ENGLISH, from "TWICKERS", WE LIKE THE WORKING CLASS ENGLISH.
Report mr winkle February 23, 2011 1:45 AM GMT
I went to Builth Wells once.

Facking roads are diabolical when you come off the motorway.
Report wur February 23, 2011 7:46 AM GMT
I agree, mr winkle Grin
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