• fl. 6th century
  • Welsh poets
renowned British poet, known both as a historical poet at the court of Urien and other rulers and as a more fictionalised persona of supreme status. Poems attributed to him survive in the 14th-century manuscript now known as the Book of Taliesin (NLW Peniarth 2).


Secondary sources (select)

Charles-Edwards, T. M., “Taliesin (fl. 6th cent.)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press, 2004–. URL: <>.
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Dennis Groenewegen
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