GRUFFUDD ap DAFYDD FYCHAN (15th century), poet

Name: Gruffudd Ap Dafydd Fychan
Child: Owain ap Gruffudd ap Dafydd Fychan
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

of Tir Iarll in Glamorganshire He is apparently the person referred to as ‘Gruffudd mydrydd a enwir gŵr o Fetws Tir Iarll’ whose pedigree is given by G. T. Clark in Limbus Patrum, 510. A number of his cywyddau have been preserved, including an elegy on the death of Henry VI, a number of vaticinatory poems, and three love poems, two poems composed by Llywelyn Goch y Dant and Gruffydd ap Dafydd Fychan after reading the elegy of Hywel ap Dafydd ap Ieuan ap Rhys on Ieuan ap Hywel Swrdwal. Two englynion, presumably composed by a son of his, Owain, are found in Pen. MS. 77 (319).


Published date: 1959

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