LLAWDDEN or IEUAN LLAWDDEN (fl. 1450), a cywyddwr who wrote during the years 1450 to 1480

Name: Llawdden
Gender: Male
Occupation: cywyddwr
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Mary Gwendoline Ellis

His cywydd to Ieuan Gwyn ap Gwilym Fwyaf shows that he was a native of Loughor, but he was known as ' Llawdden of Machynlleth.' Most of his poems were written to the families of Thomas ap Rosier of Hergest, and Phylip ap Rhys and Maredudd Fychan of Maelienydd. In the Carmarthen Eisteddfod of 1451 he is known to have accused Gruffudd ap Nicolas of being bribed to give the chair to Dafydd ab Edmwnd. His works are to be found in the MSS. of the 16th and 17th century. His burial place is traditionally believed to be Llanuwchllyn.


Published date: 1959

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