Iolo Morganwg
(1747-1826)

Died aged 79

Edward Williams, better known by his bardic name Iolo Morganwg ([ˈjɔlɔ mɔrˈɡanʊɡ]; 10 March 1747 – 18 December 1826), was a Welsh antiquarian, poet and collector of ill repute. He was seen as an expert collector of Medieval Welsh literature, but it emerged after his death that he had forged several manuscripts, notably some of the Third Series of Welsh Triads. Even so, he had a lasting impact on Welsh culture, notably in founding the Gorsedd. The philosophy he spread in his forgeries had an impact on early neo-Druidism. His bardic name is Welsh for "Iolo of Glamorgan".

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Iolo Morganwg (Edward Williams)
Megalit on Wikimedia Commons

Iolo Morganwg (Edward Williams) [full inscription unknown]

Penn-on, Llancarfan, United Kingdom where they was

This is the site of the first meeting of the Gorsedd of the Bards of the Isle of Britain 22.6.1792. Yma y cyfarfu Gorsedd Beirdd Ynys Prydain gyntaf. 1747 Iolo Morganwg 1826 Y gwir yn erbyn y byd The truth against the world

Primrose Hill, London, United Kingdom where they was (1792)