1816 in Wales
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- 10 February - Pembroke Dock's first Royal Navy ships are launched: HMS Ariadne and HMS Valorous.
- 7 May - Hay Railway opens throughout.
- 24 July - Old Wye Bridge, Chepstow (rebuilt in cast iron) is opened across the River Wye.
- 9 October - Fanny Imlay, half-sister of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, takes a room at the Mackworth Arms in Swansea, and instructs the maid not to disturb her. The following day she is found dead, having taken a fatal dose of laudanum.
- Nantyglo Round Towers built.
- Taliesin Williams, son of Iolo Morganwg, opens a school at Merthyr Tydfil.
Arts and literature
- Jane Ellis - Cerddi (first published Welsh language book by a woman)
- Joseph Harris (Gomer) - Traethawd ar Briodol Dduwdod ein Harglwydd Iesu Grist
- Ann Hatton - Chronicles of an Illustrious House
- Samuel Johnson - A Diary of a Journey Into North Wales, in the Year 1774
- 11 January - Henry Robertson, Scots engineer responsible for building the North Wales Mineral Railway (d. 1888)
- 7 March - Huw Derfel Hughes, poet and historian (d. 1890)
- 3 June - John Ormsby-Gore, 1st Baron Harlech, politician (d. 1876)
- 11 June - Thomas William Davids, ecclesiastical historian (d. 1884)
- 16 August - Charles John Vaughan, dean of Llandaff and co-founder of University of Wales, Cardiff
- date unknown - Edward Edwards (Pencerdd Ceredigion), musician (d. 1897)
- 23 April - Thomas Johnes, landowner, 67
- 18 June - Thomas Henry, apothecary, 81
- 29 June - David Williams, Enlightenment philosopher, 78
- 10 October - Fanny Imlay, half-sister of Mary Shelley, 22 (suicide)
- date unknown - David Jones, barrister ("the Welsh Freeholder"), c.51
- Pollin, B. R. (1965). "Fanny Godwin's Suicide Re-examined". Études Anglaises. 18 (3): 258–68.
- Thomas, Jeffrey L. (2004). "Nantyglo Round Towers". Retrieved 2014-07-09.