1870 in Wales
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|1870 in Wales|
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|1870 in: The United Kingdom • Ireland • Scotland|
|Other events of 1870|
- Prince of Wales — The Prince Albert Edward, son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom
- Princess of Wales — Alexandra of Denmark
- January — Francis Kilvert begins his famous diary.
- 10 February — In a mining accident at Morfa Colliery, Port Talbot, 30 men are killed.
- Sir George Gilbert Scott completes the restoration of Bangor Cathedral.
- The Druids of Rhiwabon are formed, the first football club in Wales.
- George Osborne Morgan introduces the Burials Bill and the Places of Worship (Acquisition of Land) Bill to Parliament.
- Timothy Richards Lewis discovers a nematoid worm, later Filaria sanguinis hominis.
- William Thomas Lewis, 1st Baron Merthyr of Senghenydd, begins acquiring the collieries later known as the Lewis Merthyr collieries in Rhondda.
- Jacob Lloyd is created a Knight of the Order of S. Gregory by Pope Pius IX.
- Thomas William Rhys Davids begins a series of articles for the Ceylon branch of the Royal Asiatic Society Journal.
Arts and literature
- John Ceiriog Hughes — Oriau'r Haf
- David Lloyd Davies — Ceinwen Morgan neu y Rian Ddiwylliedig
- Richard Davies (Mynyddog) — Yr Ail Gynnig
- John Ambrose Lloyd — Aberth Moliant
- 7 January – John Tywi Jones, Baptist minister and journalist (died 1948)
- 13 January — Conway Rees, rugby player (died 1932)
- 11 March — Ivor Llewelyn Foster, singer (died 1959)
- 20 March — Eluned Morgan, author
- 25 March — Wallace Watts, Wales international rugby union player (died 1950)
- 19 June — Charles Nicholl, Wales international rugby union player (died 1939)
- 29 June
- Arthur Boucher, Wales international rugby union player (died 1948)
- Sir Charles Dillwyn-Venables-Llewellyn, 2nd Baronet, politician (died 1951)
- 27 July — Herbert Millingchamp Vaughan, historian (died 1948)
- 18 August — William Cope, 1st Baron Cope, politician and Wales international rugby player (died 1946)
- 1 September — Robert Roberts (Bob Tai'r Felin), folk singer (died 1951)
- 27 September — Thomas Jones (T. J.), civil servant (died 1955)
- 3 November — Norman Biggs, Wales international rugby player (died 1908)
- 15 November — William Elsey, Wales international rugby player (died 1936)
- 20 December — Sir David Davies, politician (died 1958)
- 29 December - Robert Dewi Williams, teacher, minister and writer (died 1955)
- 31 December - David John Jones, Dean of Llandaff (died 1949)
- date unknown
- John Hughes Morris, missionary (died 1953)
- 16 March — Thomas Parry, Bishop of Barbados, 74
- 4 April — Owen Wynne Jones, writer, 42
- 1 May — Ivor Fostor, singer, 58
- 15 May — Charles Hinde, soldier, 49
- 21 June — Thomas Evan James (Thomas ap Ieuan), minister and author, 46
- 27 May — John Etherington Welch Rolls, Monmouthshire landowner and father of 1st Baron Llangattock, 63
- 1 August — Levi Gibbon, balladeer, 92
- 8 September — David Parry (Dewi Moelwyn), poet, 35
- 17 September — Joseph David Jones, composer, 43
- 16 November — Harry Longueville Jones, antiquary, 64