There's a current online poll to find "100 Welsh Heroes" at website by that name. You can nominate in 5 categories; leaders, thinkers, performers, creative, and groundbreakers. Here is a list of some possibles (many of whom will of course be more familiar in Wales and Britain than abroad). But your votes are welcome! I included Frank Lloyd Wright (rather than other Welsh Americans) as he was of dual Welsh parentage and proud of it. -David Lloyd George -Aneurin Bevan -Henry VII (victor at Bosworth, creator of peace and prosperity) -Alfred Wallace (co-originator of the theory of evolution by natural selection) -Owain Glyndwr -King Arthur -Llywelyn ab Iorwerth ("the great") -Roald Dahl -Dylan Thomas -Bertrand Russell -Gareth Edwards (regularly voted greatest ever Rugby player) -Henry V (of Monmouth) -Hywel Dda (enlightened 10th century law-maker) -Tom Jones -Dafydd ap Gwilym (great medieval poet) -T.E.Lawrence ("of Arabia") -Anthony Hopkins -R.S.Thomas -Jimmy Wilde (great flyweight boxer, arguably the best pound for pound) -Richard Burton -John Charles (Soccer's gentle giant) -Princess Diana (by adoption) -Frank Lloyd Wright (Welsh parentage) -Robert Owen (pioneering co-operative socialist) -Barry John (Rugby's "King") -Gwen John (artist) -Roy Jenkins -Richard Price (18th century humanist writer, "apostle of liberty") -David Hughes (first radio transmission, inventor of microphone, teleprinter) -Henry Morgan (pirate) -Neil Kinnock -Shirley Bassey -St Patrick (from Wales!) -St David -Gwynfor Evans (Plaid Cymru, language campaigner) -Henry Stanley (explorer) -Michael Heseltine -Tanni Grey-Thompson (disabled athlete) -Bishop William Morgan (bible translator, language preserver) -James Dean Bradfield (Manic Street Preachers) -Rhodri Mawr (9th century unifying ruler) -Bryn Terfel (opera singer) -Catherine Zeta Jones -Michael Howard -Tommy Cooper (comedian) -Colin Jackson (athlete) -Laura Ashley -John Prescott -Billy Meredith (greatest pre-WW2 British Soccer player) -Cerys Matthews -Kate Roberts (novelist in Welsh) -John Cale (innovative musician) -Peter Greenaway (film director) -Michael Jones (pioneered Welsh Patagonian settlement) -Ryan Giggs -Richard Wilson (landscape artist, influence on Turner and Constable) -Brian Josephson (Nobel-winning scientist) -Geoffrey Howe -Lynn Davies (long-jumper) -Caractacus -Ian Rush -Gwenllian ferch Gruffudd ap Cynan (warrior princess, possible author of Mabinogi) -Ian Woosnam -Kyffin Williams (artist) -Robert Recorde (mathematician, = sign) -Charles Rolls (Rolls-Royce) -Mark Hughes -Dawn French -Mary Quant -Sarah Siddons (famous 18th century actress) -Merlin -William Grove (19th century Scientist; first fuel cell) -Archbishop Rowan Williams -Iolo Morgannwg -Carol Vorderman -Betsi Cadwaladr (Crimean nurse who did more practical good than Florence Nightingale) -Stephen Jones (Geneticist) -Huw Edwards -Jemima Nicholas (heroine who captured French troops invading Fishguard in 1797) -Llywelyn ap Gruffudd ("the last") -Dr William Price (radical 19th century Republican and feminist free-thinker, advocate of prevention not cure) -Karl Jenkins (composer) -John Humphrys -Ray Reardon -Saunders Lewis, (nationalist, playwright, poet) -Evan Williams (scientist, discovered Meson particle) -George Herbert (17th century poet) -Donald Davies (internet pioneer) -John Dee (Elizabethan tutor, astronomer, mathematician, astronomer, spy) -Charlotte Church -David Jones (poet, artist) -Rhodri Morgan -Terry Jones (Monty Python) -Cliff Morgan -Thomas Jones (original 18th century Radnorshire artist) -Ron Davies -Boadicea -Joe Calzaghe -Augustus John -David Davies (19th century magnate) -William Williams (hymn writer) -John Nash (architect) -John Frost -Bart Roberts (pirate) -Tommy Farr -Ken Follett -Paolo Radmilovic (4 Olympic gold medals) -Waldo Williams (Welsh language poet) -Prince Madoc (reputed to have reached America long before Columbus) -Stereophonics -Jean Rhys -Billy Boston (Rugby league great) -Owain Lawgoch (medieval warrior in France) -W.H.Davies -Terry Matthews (business billionaire) -Dick Francis (jockey, author) -Stanley Baker -Richard Meade (equestrian Olympic gold medallist) -Shakin Stevens -Ivor Novello -Mark Williams (Snooker) -Harry Secombe -Richard Deacon (sculptor) -Michael Ball -Jim Driscoll (boxer) -Ioan Gruffudd -Isaac Roberts (astro-photometry) -Thomas Picton (2nd in command at Waterloo) -Ernest Jones (father of British psycho-analysis) -Jonathon Davies -Aled Jones -Nicole Cooke (world champion cyclist) -Clough Williams-Ellis (Portmeirion architect) -Dafydd Wigley -Ann Griffiths (young hymn writer) -Owain Gwynedd -Super Furry Animals -J.P.R.Williams -Christian Bale -Beau Nash -Rhys Ifans -Phil Bennett -Richard Amerik (America was named after him) -Bill Frost (1st powered flight?) -Dafydd Iwan -Andrew Vicari (Britain's highest paid artist) Possibly Martin Amis (birthplace not clear).