Saunders Lewis was a Welsh political activist, poet, dramatist, historian and literary critic. He was a prominent Welsh nationalist and one of the founders of Plaid Genedlaethol Cymru, later known as Plaid Cymru. Lewis is usually acknowledged as one of the most prominent figures of 20th century Welsh-language literature. In 1970, Lewis was nominated for a Nobel Prize in Literature. Lewis was voted the tenth greatest Welsh hero in the ‘100 Welsh Heroes’ poll, released on St. David’s Day 2004.
|Born:||John Saunders Lewis, 15 October 1893, Wallasey, Cheshire|
|Died:||September 1, 1985, Cardiff, Wales|
|Political party:||Plaid Cymru|
|Alma mater:||University of Liverpool|
|Preceded by:||Lewis Valentine|
About Saunders Lewis
Welsh playwright, poet, critic, and nationalist activist who is known for such plays as Esther.
He studied at Liverpool University and served in the Welsh military during World War I.
He was nominated for the 1970 Nobel Prize in Literature.
He was born into a Welsh family in England and spent most of his youth in Merseyside.
He translated Samuel Beckett‘s absurdist play Waiting for Godot into Welsh.
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