1900 in Wales
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|1900 in Wales|
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- Prince of Wales — The Prince Albert Edward, son of Queen Victoria
- Princess of Wales — Alexandra of Denmark
- Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales — Hwfa Môn
- 6 January — For the first time in centuries, the sword of the Gorsedd bards is solemnly unsheathed in Merionethshire. "The chief bard invoked the blessing of God on British arms in South Africa, and announced that the sword would not be sheathed again till the triumph of the forces of righteousness over the hordes of evil."
- 3 January — Royal Yacht Victoria and Albert almost capsizes while being floated out of dry dock at Pembroke Dock on completion of her construction.
- 4 April — An anarchist shoots at the Prince of Wales during his visit to Belgium for the birthday celebrations of the King of Belgium.
- June — The Royal Welch Fusiliers form the largest contingent in the multinational coalition forces helping to relieve the siege of Peking during the Boxer Rebellion.
- 9 July — The Dowlais Iron Company and Arthur Keen's Patent Nut and Bolt Company merged to form Guest, Keen & Co. Ltd.
- August — Taff Vale Railway strike.
- 10 September — The German steamship, Stormarn, and the Gordon Castle collide in fog in Cardigan Bay with the loss of 20 lives.
- 25 September — Beginning of the United Kingdom general election, in which:
- Keir Hardie is elected for Merthyr Tydfil, one of the first Labour MPs in Britain.
- Frederick Rutherfoord Harris becomes Conservative MP for Monmouth Boroughs.
- Francis Edwards regains Radnorshire for the Liberals.
- George Newnes becomes MP for Swansea Town.
- Edward James Reed regains Cardiff.
- Sir Henry Morton Stanley retires from Parliament.
- 7 November — The steamer City of Vienna sinks off Swansea with the loss of 20 crew members. There is one survivor.
- 22 November — Beginning of the long-running Penrhyn Quarry industrial dispute.
- 28 December — The barque Primrose Hill is wrecked on South Stack off Holyhead, with the loss of 33 lives.
- The 'Long Bridge' at Risca, formerly part of the Monmouthshire Canal, is demolished.
- The Aberdare Canal closes.
- The United States census figures show a Welsh immigrant population totalling 93,744, plus 173,416 children — an all-time high.
Arts and literature
- Owen Morgan Edwards — Tro yn Llydaw
- David Brynmor Jones & John Rhys — The Welsh People
- Allen Raine — Garthowen
- Ernest Rhys — The Whistling Maid
- Silyn Roberts & W. J. Gruffydd -Telynegion
- Bertrand Russell — A Critical Exposition of the Philosophy of Leibniz
- Sir Walford Davies — Four Songs of Innocence
- Rugby union — Wales win the Triple Crown.
- Association football — Wales lose 2–0 to Ireland in Llandudno on 24 February.
- 18 January – Idris Jones Wales rugby union international (died 1971)
- 23 January – William Ifor Jones, conductor (died 1988)
- 19 April – Richard Hughes, novelist (died 1976)
- 2 June – David Wynne, composer (died 1983)
- 30 June – Idwal Jones, politician (died 1982)
- 27 August – Frank Moody, British boxing champion (died 1963)
- 2 September – Bobby Delahay, Wales rugby union captain (died 1978)
- 1 November – Eiluned Lewis, writer (died 1979)
- 12 November – Thomas Hollingdale, Wales rugby union international (died 1978)
- 28 November – Trevor Roberts, 2nd Baron Clwyd, lawyer (died 1987)
- date unknown
- 20 January – Richard Doddridge Blackmore, English novelist of Anglo-Welsh parentage, 74
- 22 January – David E. Hughes, musician and professor of music, 68
- 26 February - Daniel Grey, doctor and footballer, 51
- 22 March – Thomas Charles Edwards, Presbyterian leader, 62
- 10 May – Philip Ellis, Tractarian, 77
- 14 June – Catherine Gladstone (née Glynne), wife of British Prime Minister, William Ewart Gladstone, 88
- 19 September – Anne Beale, novelist, 84
- 9 October – John Crichton-Stuart, 3rd Marquess of Bute, owner of Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch, 53
- 12 December (in Edinburgh) – William Williams, veterinary surgeon, 68
- The Annual Register, 1900, p. 2
- Pembroke Dock Community Website
- "The Shipwreck of the Primrose Hill in 1900 off South Stack, Holyhead". Anglesey Môn Information Website. Retrieved 2011-02-22.
- Hayes, Dean (2006). Northern Ireland International Football Facts. Belfast: Appletree Press. p. 156. ISBN 0-86281-874-5.