This site is currently in the final phase of being upgraded. Not everything may work as intended and in the interim, we are unable to offer you the previous, stable version of the website since we lack the storage capacity to keep both versions running on the server. It should not take long, however, before the final hurdles are overcome.


Agents persons, peoples and institutions

Browse from A to Z
Results (422)
In Acallam na senórach, a son of the Dagda.

Bodener (William) See: William Bodinar

  • fl. 18th century
  • Mousehole
William Bodinar (previously misread as Bodener), a fisherman of Mousehole, known today for a (partially) bilingual English-Cornish letter, dated 1776, which he wrote to the lawyer and antiquary Daines Barrington and bears witness to a remnant of the Cornish language.
  • s. xx–xxi
  • d. 524
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, a Roman senator, statesman, philosopher and historian. His best known work may be De consolatione philosophiae, which he wrote in prison after running into conflict at the Ostrogothic court. Others include De topicis differentiis, De institutione arithmetica, De institutione musica and five theological treatises known collectively as the Opuscula sacra.
character, son of Nemed, mentioned briefly in Acallam na senórach as father or ancestor of the clann Bolccain meic Nemid (Stokes, l. 6337).
  • Cell Chúle ... Kilcooley, Co. Roscommon
Bolcán, patron saint of Cell Chúle (present-day Kilcooley, Co. Roscommon)
  • s. xx–xxi

Bonaventura See: Giolla Brighde Ó hEodhusa

  • 1554–1612
French humanist scholar, philologist and diplomat.
  • d. 754
English monk and missionary.
  • fl. first half of the 14th century
An anonymous scribe whose hand, designated ‘X86’ by Daniel Huws, has been identified in five Welsh manuscripts, of which the Book of Taliesin (Peniarth 2) may be the best known. Others are Peniarth 6 part 4 (Gereint), NLW MS 3036B (Brut y brenhinedd), and BL Cotton Cleopatra MS A xiv and Harley MS 4353 (both containing copies of the Cyfnerth recension of Cyfraith Hywel). It is not possible to pinpoint any particular monastic house with certainty, but he seems to have been active in the general area of southeast- or mid-Wales.
  • c. 1490–1549
English physician and author, who embarked on a journey through Europe and wrote a travel treatise The fyrste boke of the introduction of knowledge (completed in 1542). To Celticists, he may be known for his descriptions of Wales and Cornwall, which include some basic lexical information.