From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Rhigyfarch)
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Rhygyfarch or Rhigyfarch (in contemporary late Old Welsh orthography Ricemarch, 1057–1099), eldest son of Sulien, whom he may have succeeded in 1091 as Bishop of St David's, was the author of the standard Life of Saint David. The original text was written in Latin but was translated into Welsh later in the Middle Ages as Buchedd Dewi and did much to enhance the cult status of Saint David in Wales.[1] He also wrote Latin poems, including one dealing with the different versions of the Psalter, and another called "Planctus Ricemarch" (Rhygyfarch's Lament), bemoaning the state of those parts of south Wales under Norman occupation.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Rhygyfarch" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  2. ^ Lapidge, Michael (2004). "Rhigyfarch ap Sulien (1056/7–1099)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 26 April 2015.
  3. ^ Faletra, Michael A. (2014). Wales and the Medieval Colonial Imagination: The Matters of Britain in the Twelfth Century. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. p. 176. ISBN 978-1-137-39102-5. Retrieved 26 April 2015.