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Famous Welsh People


  1. Which prime minister unveiled a statue to Owain Glyndwr in Cardiff City Hall in October 1916?
  2. Which Neath born Welsh singer received an MBE for her services to music in 2022?
  3. Whose statue is situated opposite Caerphilly castle?
  4. Which Welsh politician is remembered as Minister of Health in Clement Attlee's government?

  5. Name the fashion designer and businesswoman born at her grandmother's house in, Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil?
  6. The West Wales village of Pontyberem is the birthplace of which big selling recording star of the 1940s and 50s? And Pontyberem is also the home rugby club of which well known rugby figure?
  7. Which Crickhowell born Welshman served as Surveyor General of India from 1830 to 1843?
  8. Who played to her first live audience in the Colliers' Arms in Abercanaid during World War II?
  9. It sold millions of copies but can you name Charlotte Church's debut album?
  10. Henry VII was born on 28 January 1457 in which Welsh castle?
  11. What was the local name given to the docks area of Cardiff in which Shirley Bassey was born?
  12. Which Welsh architect is known for creating the Italian character village of Portmeirion in North Wales?
  13. Which Cardiff born author has been called "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century"?
  14. Who was brought up in a red-brick semi-detached house at 5 Cwmdonkin Drive in the Uplands and later lived in The Boathouse overlooking the Taf estuary?
  15. Who, after his 1688 death, became the inspiration for many fictional pirate films and books?
  16. Fourteenth century Tenby born Robert Recorde invented which mathematical sign?
  17. Which international famed diplomat was born in August 1888 in Tremadog, Carnarvonshire?
  18. Which Welshman was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1950?
  19. Which Welsh actor is remembered for his Academy Award winning part in the 1945 film, The Lost Weekend?
  20. Which Welsh artist was Britain's leading portrait painter in the 1920s?


  1. David Lloyd George
  2. Bonnie Tyler
  3. Tommy Cooper's
  4. Aneurin Bevan
  5. Laura Ashley
  6. Dorothy Squires. And Nigel Owen
  7. Sir George Everest (Mount Everest bears his name!)
  8. Petula Clark
  9. Voice of an Angel
  10. Pembroke Castle
  11. Tiger Bay
  12. Clough Williams-Ellis
  13. Roald Dahl
  14. Dylan Thomas
  15. Henry Morgan
  16. The equals sign (=)
  17. Thomas Edward Lawrence or Lawrence of Arabia
  18. Bertrand Russell
  19. Ray Milland
  20. Augustus John (1878 – 1961)