GWILYM ap IEUAN HEN (fl. c. 1440-1480), a poet

Name: Gwilym ap Ieuan Hen
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

No details remain of his life, although many of his poems are found in manuscripts. These include a poem in praise of the Virgin Mary (NLW MS 6681B (381)) and another to the 'Four Daughters of the Trinity' (NLW MS 1578B (71)), love poems (Gwysaney MS. 25 (201); NLW MS 5269B (211)); Wynnstay MS. 6 (170)), others addressed to Gruffudd ap Nicolas of Dynevor (NLW MS 6511B (194b)), Dafydd ap Ieuan ab Owain of Caereinion (Brogyntyn MS. 1 (128)), and Dafydd Llwyd ap Dafydd ab Einion of Newtown (NLW MS 16B (206)), and other members of the ruling classes of his period. Brogyntyn MS. 2 (437b, 439b, 440b); Cwrtmawr MS 129B (158), Cwrtmawr MS 243B (141); NLW MS 16B (215).


Published date: 1959

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