LLYWELYN GOCH ap MEURIG HEN (fl. c. 1360-1390), poet

Name: Llywelyn Goch Ap Meurig Hen
Gender: Male
Occupation: poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Ray Looker

one of the last of the ' Gogynfeirdd,' and a native of Merioneth. A large number of his poems are preserved in MSS., including a religious poem, poems addressed to Dafydd ap Cadwaladr of Bachelldref, Goronwy ap Tudur of Penmynydd, and to the South Walians - Hopcyn ap Tomas of Ynys Dawy, Llywelyn Fychan and his brother Rhydderch, and Rhys ap Gruffudd ab Ednyfed. His elegy to Lleucu Llwyd (Lucy Lloyd) of Pennal, Merioneth, has become famous. A number of other cywyddau are also attributed to him. Some of his poetry is contained in The Myvyrian Archaiology of Wales Iolo Goch composed an elegy on his death.


Published date: 1959

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