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John Jones (Talhaiarn)

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John Jones, known by his bardic name of "Talhaiarn", was a Welsh poet and architect.He was born at the Harp Inn (now kno... Weiterlesen
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John Jones, known by his bardic name of "Talhaiarn", was a Welsh poet and architect.He was born at the Harp Inn (now known as Hafod y Gân) in Llanfair Talhaearn, Denbighshire. Apprenticed to an architect, he served with ecclesiastical architects in London, and was employed by Sir Joseph Paxton to oversee the building of the Crystal Palace. He came to prominence as a member of Cymdeithas y Cymreigyddion in London, and became its president in 1849.Suffering from ill health he returned to Wales in 1865, in 1869 he took his own life by shooting himself in his bedroom at the Harp Inn, and is buried under a yew at St Mary's church in Llanfair Talhaearn.Talhaiarn lived in England and France but wrote in the Welsh language. His works included well-known lyrics such as Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn (Watching the Wheat), and Mae Robin yn Swil (Robin is shy).

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Titel: John Jones (Talhaiarn)
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EAN: 9786130841089
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Genre: Kunst
Anzahl Seiten: 92