1901 in Wales
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|1901 in Wales|
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|1901 in: The United Kingdom • Ireland • Scotland|
|Other events of 1901|
- Prince of Wales — The Prince Edward Albert, son of Queen Victoria (until 22 January); The Prince George, son of Edward VII (from 9 November)
- Princess of Wales — Alexandra of Denmark (until 22 January); Mary of Teck (from 9 November)
- Archdruid of the National Eisteddfod of Wales — Hwfa Môn
- January — Samuel Thomas Evans becomes the last QC appointed by Queen Victoria.
- 22 January — Albert Edward, Prince of Wales accedes to the throne as Edward VII, following the death of Queen Victoria.
- 31 March — The 10-yearly Census of England and Wales is taken.
- 3 April — Frederick Rutherfoord Harris, MP for Monmouth Boroughs, is unseated for alleged electoral malpractice.
- 7 May — In the by-election at Monmouth Boroughs, Joseph Lawrence becomes the new Conservative MP.
- 24 May — 81 miners are killed in an accident at Universal Colliery, Senghenydd.
- 10 September — Twelve miners are killed in a mining accident at Llanbradach Colliery in Glamorgan.
- 9 November — Prince George, Duke of Cornwall and York (later George V) and his wife Mary of Teck officially become Prince and Princess of Wales.
- Gomer Berry and William Ewart Berry co-found Advertising World.
- Samuel Walker Griffith helps draft the Australian constitution.
- Shipping magnate Alfred Lewis Jones is knighted.
- Construction of the 156-room Grand Hotel at Llandudno, the largest in Wales at the time.
Arts and literature
- Morris Williams (Nicander) — Damhegion Esop ar Gân (published posthumously)
- The Dau Wynne — A Maid of Cymru
- John Glyn Davies — Cerddi Huw Puw
- Rugby Union
- 4 January — Lonza Bowdler, Wales international rugby player (died 1963)
- 20 January — Cecil Griffiths, athlete (died 1973)
- 18 February — Will Owen, politician (died 1981)
- 27 February — Iorwerth Peate, poet, author and founder of the Museum of Welsh Life (died 1982)
- 4 March — Edward Prosser Rhys, journalist and poet
- 18 April — Mel Rosser, dual-code international rugby player (died 1988)
- 19 April — John Ellis Williams, novelist (died 2008)
- 1 July — Candy Evans, miner, boxer, dual-code international rugby union and professional rugby league footballer (died 1952)
- 10 September — Rowe Harding, Wales and British Lions rugby player (died 1991)
- 9 November — Rhys Davies, writer (died 1978)
- 10 December — Ivor Jones, rugby player (died 1982)
- 24 December — Hilary Marquand, economist and MP (died 1972)
- 7 February — Leonard Watkins, Wales international rugby union player, 41
- 21 February — John Deffett Francis, artist
- June — Abel Jones (Bardd Crwst), balladeer (born 1830)
- 1 June
- 18 August — Evan James, rugby player, 32
- 5 September — Rhys Gwesyn Jones, minister and author
- 15 September — John Richards (Isalaw), musician (born 1843)
- 22 September — William Davies (Mynorydd), artist (born 1826)
- 24 November — Evan Lewis, Dean of Bangor, 83
- 26 November — Robert Clayton, cricketer, 57