JONES, JOHN (Humilis; 1818 - 1869), Wesleyan minister, editor, translator, and essayist

Name: John Jones
Pseudonym: Humilis
Date of birth: 1818
Date of death: 1869
Gender: Male
Occupation: Wesleyan minister, editor, translator, and essayist
Area of activity: Literature and Writing; Printing and Publishing; Religion; Scholarship and Languages
Author: Ray Looker

Born at Llantrisant, Glamorganshire, he started preaching before he was 20 years of age, went to Didsbury College, and began to 'travel' in 1843. He was Editor of Eurgrawn Wesleyaidd from 1849 to 1851. A prolific writer on various topics, his published works include a translation of W. Arthur, The Successful Businessman, 1853, Darlith ar Rwsia a'i Rhyfel, 1854, Traethawd ar Dwrci, a Hanes Bywyd Nicholas o Rwsia, 1855, Y Bywgraffydd Wesleyaidd, 1866, and Y Chwedleuydd, 1868. He also wrote various articles to Y Traethodydd, 1855-69. He died at Cardiff, 13 March 1869, at the age of 51.


Published date: 1959

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