|born on||21 March 1747 at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )|
|Place||Cowbridge, Wales, 51n28, 3w27|
|Timezone||LMT m3w27 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||00°16' 22°05 Asc. 26°05'|
Welsh antiquarian, poet, collector, and literary forger. He was widely considered a leading collector and expert on medieval Welsh literature in his day, but after his death on 18 December 1826 it was revealed that he had forged a large number of his manuscripts.
Sy Scholfield quotes "Iolo Morganwg, Volume 1" by Griffith John Williams (Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru, 1956), p. 1: "Iolo Morganwg was born plain Edward Williams, according to himself, in March 1746, that is 1747 in modern style, in a cottage at Pennon." Time from him in an autobiographical draft quoted in "The truth against the world: Iolo Morganwg and Romantic forgery." by Mary-Ann Constantine (University of Wales Press, 2007), p. 2: "I was born ... on the 21st day of March (New Stile) 1747 at six o'clock in the morning at the same instant as I have been told that the rising sun appeared."
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Other Criminal (Literary forger)
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian (Antiquary)
- Vocation : Writers : Poet