IEUAN BRECHFA c.1430 - 1500, poet and genealogist

Name: Ieuan Brechfa
Date of birth: c.1430
Date of death: 1500
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet and genealogist
Area of activity: History and Culture; Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

A native of Brechfa, Carmarthenshire. No details concerning him are known, but a number of his poems remain in manuscript, and part of a pedigree manuscript is apparently in his hand (Peniarth MS 131 (199-308)). Various other manuscripts contain references to his pedigree manuscript (Peniarth MS 128 , Peniarth MS 132 , Peniarth MS 133 , Peniarth MS 139i , Peniarth MS 139ii Peniarth MS 139iii , Peniarth MS 140 , Peniarth MS 176 (v. R.W.M.). An historical work, or 'Brut,' is attributed to him in The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales Iorwerth Fynglwyd composed a series of englynion to him.


Published date: 1959

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