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Edward Williams, better known by the bardic name he chose for himself, Iolo Morganwg, was a Welsh poet and antiquarian as well as a literary forger.
  • fl. c.1480–1527
Welsh poet.

Irard mac Coise See: Urard mac Coise

  • s. xx / s. xxi

Irien (Job an) See: Job an Irien

Irish Augustine See: Augustinus Hibernicus

  • s. xx / s. xxi
  • s. xx / s. xxi
  • s. xx / s. xxi
  • c.560–636
  • Seville
Archbishop of Sevilla (Visigothic Spain), theologian, scholar and highly influential author, who is known especially for works such as his Etymologiae, Synonyma, De natura rerum, De ortu et obitu patrum, De officiis ecclesiasticis and a Chronica maiora.

Isidorus Hispalensis See: Isidore of Seville

Islwyn ... William Thomas See: William Thomas [Islwyn]

  • fl. c.900–c.970
  • Trier, St. Maximin
Tenth-century teacher, scholar and poet. He had been a student of John Scottus Eriugena, spent time at the court of King Æthelstan, found a new patron in Rotbert, archbishop of Trier, and became tutor to Bruno, brother of Otto I and later archbishop of Cologne. Breton, Welsh and Irish origins have been variously ascribed to him, with the Breton hypothesis currently finding most favour in scholarship.
  • Dún Clúain Ithair
Ithar or Íthar, a son of Étgáeth; eponymous warrior who drowned by Dún Clúain Ithair, according to recension C of (RIA MS D ii 2 only); possibly a character of the Ulster Cycle. Cf. Íth mac Étgaíth; Étar mac Étgaíth
  • Almu, Adarca, Benna Iuchna
Mythical cattle-owner or briugu; associated in dinnshenchas narratives with Almu (Hill of Allen, Co. Kildare) and Adarca (eponymously, Adarca Bó Iuchna) in Co. Offaly; name probably connected to Benna Iuchna in Slán seiss, a Brigit co mbúaid; in the story cycle around Cú Roí, he came to be equated or merged with Echde [or Eochu] Echbél, legendary owner of three special cows.