John Jones (Tegid) Welsh poet and scholar transcriber of the Mabinogion born

John Jones (Tegid) Welsh poet and scholar transcriber of the Mabinogion born

  • February 10, 1792

John Jones (10 February 1792 – 2 May 1852), commonly known by his bardic name of Ioan Tegid or simply Tegid, was a Welsh clergyman and writer. He was born on February 9, 1792, in Llangadfan, Montgomeryshire, Wales.

Tegid Jones is best known for his contributions to Welsh literature and his efforts to preserve and promote Welsh culture. He was particularly interested in the medieval Welsh tales known as the Mabinogion, a collection of prose stories that are among the earliest surviving works of Welsh literature.

In 1849, Tegid Jones published a groundbreaking edition of the Mabinogion, which included translations and scholarly commentary. His edition helped to popularize the Mabinogion both in Wales and internationally, and it remains an important work in the study of Welsh literature to this day.

In addition to his work on the Mabinogion, Tegid Jones was also a respected poet in his own right. He composed poetry in both Welsh and English and was admired for his skillful use of language and his deep knowledge of Welsh poetic traditions.

Tegid Jones’s contributions to Welsh literature and culture have earned him a lasting place in Welsh literary history. His efforts to preserve and promote the Mabinogion and other aspects of Welsh heritage continue to be celebrated by scholars and enthusiasts of Welsh literature.

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