Iolo Morganwg

1747 - 1826

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Edward Williams, better known by his bardic name Iolo Morganwg ([ˈjɔlɔ mɔrˈɡanʊɡ]; 10 March 1747 – 18 December 1826), was a Welsh antiquarian, poet and collector of ill repute. He was seen as an expert collector of Medieval Welsh literature, but it emerged after his death that he had forged several manuscripts, notably some of the Third Series of Welsh Triads. Even so, he had a lasting impact on Welsh culture, notably in founding the Gorsedd. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Iolo Morganwg has received more than 137,686 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). Iolo Morganwg is the 4,954th most popular writer (down from 4,156th in 2019), the 4,155th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 3,305th in 2019) and the 484th most popular British Writer.

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Among writers, Iolo Morganwg ranks 4,954 out of 5,794Before him are Hansa Jivraj Mehta, Edmund White, Ariel Durant, Daniel Goldhagen, Nicholas Evans, and Franz Xaver Kroetz. After him are Henry Vaughan, Barbara Pym, Charles Olson, Claude McKay, Alain LeRoy Locke, and Geraldo Rivera.

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Among people born in 1747, Iolo Morganwg ranks 20Before him are Franz von Paula Schrank, Józef Wybicki, Antoine Nicolas Duchesne, Grigory Shelikhov, Benjamin Vulliamy, and György Bessenyei. After him is Gunning Bedford Jr.. Among people deceased in 1826, Iolo Morganwg ranks 43Before him are Christian Kramp, Alexander Gordon Laing, John Farey Sr., Jacob Hübner, Nikolay Rumyantsev, and Nicolas Fuss.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Iolo Morganwg ranks 4,155 out of 6,924Before him are Archibald Menzies (1754), Sam Brown (1964), Jonathan Palmer (1956), Nicholas Evans (1950), Ronald Stretton (1930), and Gordon Haskell (1946). After him are Henry Vaughan (1621), Barbara Pym (1913), Gary Daniels (1963), Mick Avory (1944), George Montagu (1751), and Boyd Alexander (1873).

Among WRITERS In United Kingdom

Among writers born in United Kingdom, Iolo Morganwg ranks 484Before him are Margaret Drabble (1939), Thomas Traherne (1636), John Masefield (1878), Malcolm Bradbury (1932), Thomas Love Peacock (1785), and Nicholas Evans (1950). After him are Henry Vaughan (1621), Barbara Pym (1913), Dafydd ap Gwilym (1320), Joe Orton (1933), Susan Hill (1942), and Benjamin Zephaniah (1958).