This is a list of Welsh people (Welsh: rhestr Cymry); an ethnic group and nation associated with Wales.

Historian John Davies argues that the origin of the Welsh nation can be traced to the late 4th and early 5th centuries, following the Roman departure from Britain, although Brythonic or other Celtic languages seem to have been spoken in Wales since much earlier.[1][2]

This list is for people of Welsh heritage and descent, and for those otherwise perceived as Welsh; through either birth or adoption. Only those meeting notability criteria are included. A few people appear in more than one section of the list.

Actors

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Architects

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Welsh architects.

Artists

Main article: List of Welsh artists

See also: List of women artists associated with Wales

Designers

Entrepreneurs

Explorers

Film directors

Humourists

Inventors

Main article: List of Welsh inventors

Journalists and broadcasters

Military men and women

Models

Monarchs and princes

Musicians

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Welsh musicians.

Bands

Philanthropists

Philosophers

Politicians

See also: List of female Members of the Senedd

Religious figures

Scientists

For a more comprehensive list, see List of Welsh scientists.

Sports people

Athletes

Badminton

Baseball players

Basketball players

British baseball players

Bowls

Boxers

Cricketers

Cyclists

Equestrians

Footballers

Golfers

Field hockey

Motor sports

Rowers

Rugby players

Main article: List of Wales national rugby union players

This list includes league, female and uncapped players

Snooker players

Sport shooters

Surfers

Swimmers

Weightlifters

Wrestlers

Trade union leaders

Writers

For Welsh writers, see:

Other notables

See also

References

  1. ^ Davies, John (1994). A History of Wales. Penguin. p. 54. ISBN 0-14-014581-8.
  2. ^ "O'Donnell Lecture 2008 Appendix" (PDF). 2008. Archived (PDF) from the original on 7 October 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2011.
  3. ^ Rowland, Paul (10 April 2007). "Bluebirds' star first British Jew footballer for 25 years". WalesOnline. Retrieved 4 July 2008.
  4. ^ "Cardiff roots of new US marshal". BBC News. Retrieved 17 September 2023.
  5. ^ "President Obama Nominates Two to Serve as US Marshals". whitehouse.gov. 2 February 2012. Retrieved 17 September 2023.