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Humphrey Llwyd

Welsh cartographer, author, antiquary and Member of Parliament

1527   -   1568

country of citizenship: Wales
language of expression: English
educated at: Brasenose College
occupation: cartographer, politician
position held: Member of Parliament in the Parliament of England, Member of the 1559 Parliament, Member of the 1563-67 Parliament

Humphrey Llwyd (also spelled Lhuyd) (1527–1568) was a Welsh cartographer, author, antiquary and Member of Parliament. He was a leading member of the Renaissance period in Wales along with other such men as Thomas Salisbury and William Morgan. His library, together with those of his patron, the Earl of Arundel and his brother-in-law, Lord Lumley, formed the basis of the Royal Collection of books; currently housed at the British Library. His motto was Hwy pery klod na golyd ("Fame lasts longer than wealth").
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Cronica Walliae

manuscript of chronological history

author: Humphrey Llwyd


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