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Sir Thomas Herbert Parry-Williams
(21 September 1887
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– 3 March 1975
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) was a Welsh
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poet, author and academic.
Parry-Williams was born at Rhyd Ddu
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, Caernarfonshire. He was educated at the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth
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, Jesus College, Oxford
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(1909–11, B.Litt.), the University of Freiburg
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and the Sorbonne
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. As a poet, he was the first to win the double of Chair and Crown at the National Eisteddfod of Wales
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, which he achieved at Wrexham
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in 1912 and repeated at Bangor
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in 1915. He was Professor of Welsh at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth
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, from 1920 until 1952. He co-founded the university's Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies. He was awarded D.Litt. degrees by the Universities of Wales (1934) and Oxford (1937). He was knighted in 1958. He was also given an honorary doctorate by the University of Wales in 1960 and made an Honorary Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford in 1968.
- The English element in Welsh (1923)
- Ysgrifau (1928)
- Cerddi (1931)
- Carolau Richard White (1931)
- Canu Rhydd Cynnar (1932)
- Olion (1935)
- Synfyfyrion (1937)
- Hen benillion (1940)
- Lloffion (1942)
- O'r pedwar gwynt (1944)
- Ugain o gerddi (1949)
- Myfyrdodau (1957)
- Pensynnu (1966)