1866 in Wales
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|1866 in Wales|
|1863 | 1864 | 1865 << All >> 1867 | 1868 | 1869|
|1866 in: The United Kingdom • Ireland • Scotland|
|Other events of 1866|
- Prince of Wales — The Prince Albert Edward, son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
- Princess of Wales — Alexandra of Denmark
- 31 March — The last public execution in Wales takes place as Robert Coe is hanged in Swansea.
- July — Launch of Yr Australydd, a Welsh language Calvinistic Methodist newspaper, in Victoria (Australia), edited by William Meirion Evans and Theophilus Williams.
- 5 September — The Pembroke and Tenby Railway is extended for passengers to Whitland.
- 6 September — Six people are killed in a railway derailment near Criccieth.
- Sir George Gilbert Scott begins work on the renovation of Bangor Cathedral.
- The song Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau — later to become the official national anthem of Wales — is sung for the first time at the National Eisteddfod.
- The Baptist Union of Wales is established.
- Cholera epidemic in Carnarvon.
- Edward Gordon Douglas is created Baron Penrhyn.
Arts and literature
- The National Eisteddfod of Wales is held at Chester in England.
- Richard Davies (Mynyddog) — Caneuon Mynyddog
- Roger Edwards — Y Tri Brawd
- Rees Howell Gronow — Last Recollections
- William Rees (Gwilym Hiraethog) — Nodiadau ar yr Epistol at yr Hebreaid
- John Owen (Owain Alaw) — Gŵyl Gwalia
- John Thomas (Pencerdd Gwalia) — The Bride of Neath Valley (cantata)
- The Eryri music festival (Gwyl Gerddorol Eryri) is founded.
- 13 January — Frank Hill, Wales international rugby captain (died 1927)
- 21 January — Sir Owen Cox, politician and businessman in Australia (died 1932)
- 22 March — Willie Thomas, Wales international rugby captain (died 1921)
- 1 April — Sir William Henry Hoare Vincent, diplomat (died 1941)
- 18 April — Frederick Llewellyn-Jones, lawyer and politician (died 1941)
- 20 April — Sir John Milsom Rees, laryngologist (died 1952)
- 30 May — John Gruffydd Moelwyn Hughes, poet and hymn-writer (died 1944)
- 5 August — Sir Edward Anwyl, Celtic scholar (died 1914)
- 7 August — Charles Granville Bruce, mountaineer (died 1939)
- 13 August - William Finney, cricketer (died 1927)
- 24 August — Caesar Jenkyns, footballer (died 1941)
- 4 October — Robert Jones (Trebor Aled), poet (died 1917)
- 12 October — James Ramsay MacDonald, politician (died 1937)
- 4 November — Sir David William Evans, lawyer, public servant and Wales international rugby player, (died 1926)
- 5 November — Daniel Protheroe, conductor and choirmaster (died 1934)
- 14 November — Tom Morgan Wales international rugby player (died 1899)
- 24 November — Alexander Bland, Wales international rugby player (died 1947)
- 4 December — Dai Lewis (died 1943), rugby union forward who played international rugby for Wales
- 15 December — William Williams (rugby player), Wales national rugby union player (died 1945)
- date unknown
- 16 January — David Owen (Brutus), literary editor, 70
- 27 January — John Gibson, sculptor, 75
- 31 January — Owen Owen Roberts, physician, 73
- 29 March - Thomas Jones (Glan Alun), poet, 55
- 31 August (approx) — Robert Jermain Thomas, missionary (murdered in Korea), 26
- 16 October — Angharad Llwyd, antiquary, 86
- 27 October — William Rowlands, minister and author active in the USA
- 1 December (in London) — George Everest, surveyor and geographer, 76