DEIO ap IEUAN DU (fl. 1460-1480), poet

Name: Deio ap Ieuan Du
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Thomas Parry

He himself states that his home was in Creuddyn, Ceredigion, and he is referred to in some manuscripts as ' Deio Du of Penadeiniol.' He sang eulogies to the noble families of Glamorgan, Ceredigion, Meirionnydd, and Denbighshire. The most interesting of his patrons was Gruffydd Fychan of Cors-y-gedol, one of Jasper Tudor's most ardent supporters in the years 1460-8. Deio ap Ieuan Du is the author of the line ' y ddraig goch ddyry cychwyn,' which occurs in a cywydd to request the gift of a bull from Siôn ap Rhys of Glyn Nedd. Deio's poetry is in the highly accomplished style characteristic of the mid-15th century poets.


Published date: 1959

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