Dic Penderyn the name by which the working-class hero Richard Lewis (1808-1831) is better known. 1808 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Leopold I 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ...
Lewis, a labourer whose nickname was taken from the village of Penderyn near Hirwaun, where he lived, became involved in the Merthyr Riots of 1831. As a result of an incident in which a soldier was wounded, Dic Penderyn was sentenced to death. He was almost certainly innocent of the crime, but was hanged at Cardiff and is buried in St Mary's churchyard, Port Talbot. Hirwaun is the name of an electoral ward, a community, and a mining village at the northwest end of the Cynon Valley in the South Wales Valleys. ... Leopold I 1831 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Cardiff (Welsh: ) is the largest city in Wales and the countrys capital. ... Arms of Port Talbot Port Talbot is an industrial town in the traditional county of Glamorgan, south Wales, UK, with a population of approximately 50,000. ...
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