IEUAN DYFI (1461? - 1500), poet

Name: Ieuan Dyfi
Date of birth: 1461?
Date of death: 1500
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Leslie Harries

Nothing is known about the life history of this poet and, indeed, little is known about his work. According to Dr. John Davies of Mallwyd, he hailed from Aberdovey and flourished about 1490. He was, above all, a poet of love and sang to a maiden called ' Anni Goch.' He wrote a cywydd to show how false women were through all the ages, which, judging from the number of copies still available in manuscript, seems to have been highly popular among the bards and copyists of the period. Gwerful Mechain wrote a caustic reply.


Published date: 1959

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