Ieuan Dyfi

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Ieuan Dyfi
Born 1461
Died after 1502
Nationality Welsh
Occupation Poet

Ieuan Dyfi (c. 1461? – after 1502?) was a Welsh language poet.


Very little information has survived relating to Ieuan and his poetry. Ieuan composed five poems to a woman named “Anni Goch” in one of which he accuses how false women have been throughout history. Recent research has shown that Ieuan Dyfi was brought before a church court, where he admitted adultery with Anni, a married woman. This provoked Gwerful Mechain to respond with her poem “I Wragedd Eiddigeddus”.[1]


  • Smith, Llinos Beverley, 'Olrhain Anni Goch', Ysgrifau Beirniadol 19, ed. J. E. Caerwyn Williams. Dinbych: Gwasg Gee, 1993, 107-26
  • Nerys Ann Howells, Gwaith Gwerful Mechain ac Eraill, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, 2001
  • Andrew Breeze, ‘The Bret Glascurion and Chaucer's House of Fame’, The Review of English Studies, Vol. 45, No. 177, 1994
  • Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan, The "Querelle des Femmes": A Continuing Tradition in Welsh Women's Literature’, Turnhout, 2000