WILLIAMS, WILLIAM (Gwilym ab Ioan; 1800 - 1868), Welsh-American poet

Name: William Williams
Pseudonym: Gwilym ab Ioan
Date of birth: 1800
Date of death: 1868
Gender: Male
Occupation: Welsh-American poet
Area of activity: Poetry
Author: Robert (Bob) Owen

Born at Bala, Merionethshire, and educated in an elementary school there. Emigrating to the U.S.A. in 1825, he became a merchant in New York and, in time, secretary of the S. David's Charitable Society. He took the prize at the Abergavenny eisteddfod of 1837, for elegiac englynion on Thomas Price (Carnhuanawc); he also won prizes for poems submitted to eisteddfodau in the U.S.A. Many of his poetical compositions are printed in Y Cyfaill, Y Cenhadwr Americanaidd, etc. He died in New York, 28 January 1868.


Published date: 1959

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