Arthur ap Huw

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Arthur ap Huw
Occupation Translator
Nationality Welsh
Period c. 1555-1570

Arthur ap Huw (fl. 1555–1570), also known as Arthur Hughes, was a clergyman, patron of Welsh poets, and a translator of religious literature into Welsh.

He was a grandson of Hywel ap Siencyn ab Iorwerth (d. 1494) of Ynysymaengwyn and was vicar of St Cadfan's Church in Tywyn between 1555 and his death in 1570. He was a notable patron of Welsh poets.[1] He is also known for his translation into Welsh of George Marshall's counter-Reformation text A Compendious Treatise in Metre (1554).[2]

His nephew was David Johns (sometimes known as Dafydd Johns, David Jones or David ap John, fl. 1572-98), another important figure in the Welsh Renaissance.


  1. ^ Fychan, Cledwyn. 1979. Canu i wŷr eglwysig gorllewin Sir Ddinbych. Transactions of the Denbighshire Historical Society, 28, p. 120.
  2. ^ Bowen, Geraint. 1956. Arthur ap Huw. National Library of Wales Journal, 9.3, p. 376.