This website contains over five thousand concise biographies of individuals who have made a significant contribution to national life, whether in Wales or more widely.
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Ben Bowen Thomas was one of the most influential public figures in twentieth-century Wales. He made an enormous contribution to education and Welsh culture as Warden of Coleg Harlech, as a civil servant and as a diplomat with UNESCO