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 (Pen. MS. 131 (199-308)). Various other manuscripts contain references to his pedigree manuscript (Pen. MSS. 128, 132, 133, 139, 140, 176 (v. R.W.M.). An historical work, or 'Brut,' is attributed to him in Myv. Arch. Iorwerth Fynglwyd composed a series of englynion to him.


Published date: 1959

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