GRUFFUDD ap DAFYDD FYCHAN (15th century), poet
Name: Gruffudd Ap Dafydd Fychan
Child: Owain ap Gruffudd ap Dafydd Fychan
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker
of Tir Iarll in Glam. 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).
- Jones and Lewis, Mynegai i Farddoniaeth y Llawysgrifau (1928);
Brogyntyn MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 4 (279);
Gwysaney MS. at the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth 25 (92, 219);
NLW MSS 1578 (436); 3077 (71, 82, 183), 5268 (15, 39), 5269 (205, 219b), 6209 (369), 6499 (500, 554), 6511 (169b), 7191 (77b), 9169 (29), 13063 (44), 13064 (59), 13067 (12);
'Dictionary of Welsh Biography.';
- G. J. Williams, Traddodiad Llenyddol Morgannwg (1948), 35-7.
Published date: 1959
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