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List of Welsh people

This is a list of Welsh people (Welsh: rhestr Cymry); an ethnic group and nation associated with Wales.

Historian John Davies argues that the origin of the Welsh nation can be traced to the late 4th and early 5th centuries, following the Roman departure from Britain, although Brythonic or other Celtic languages seem to have been spoken in Wales since much earlier.[1][2]

This list is for people of Welsh heritage and descent, and for those otherwise perceived as Welsh; through either birth or adoption. Only those meeting notability criteria are included. A few people appear in more than one section of the list.


Actors

Architects

Artists

Designers

Entrepreneurs

Explorers

Film Directors

Humorists

Inventors

Journalists and broadcasters

Military men and women

Models

Monarchs and princes

Musicians

Bands

Philanthropists

Philosophers

Politicians

Religious figures

Scientists

Sportspeople

Athletes

Badminton

Baseball players

British baseball players

Bowls

Boxers

Cricketers

Cyclists

Equestrians

Footballers

Golfers

Field Hockey

Motor Sports

Rowers

Rugby players

This list includes league, female and uncapped 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)
  • Lewis Jones (born 1931), 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
  • Frank Shugars, international (rugby league)
  • 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) Lance Todd trophy winner
  • Lenny Woodard (born 1976), international (rugby union: non–test), (rugby league)
  • Frank Young, international (rugby league)

Snooker players

Swimmers

Weightlifters

  • David Morgan (born 1964) 3 times Olympian, 3 times masters world champion and holder of 3 world records

Wrestlers

Trade union leaders

Writers

For Welsh writers, see:

Other notables

See also

References

  1. ^  
  2. ^ "O'Donnell Lecture 2008 Appendix" (PDF). 2008. Retrieved 10 February 2011. 
  3. ^ Rowland, Paul (10 April 2007). "Bluebirds' star first British Jew footballer for 25 years".  

External links

  • Famous Welsh People on the Welsh Icons Site
  • Famous Welsh Sports People on the Welsh Icons Site
  • Famous Welsh Actors
  • Famous Welsh Musicians
  • Famous Welsh Writers
  • Famous Welsh Artists
  • Famous Welsh Scientists
  • Famous Welsh Businessmen
  • Famous Welsh In Myth and Historical
  • Famous Welsh Sport Personalities
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