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Encyclopedia > William Morgan (Bible translator)

William Morgan [aka MOG]


(1545September 10, 1604), was Bishop of Llandaff and of St Asaph, and the translator of the first version of the whole Bible into Welsh. Events February 27 - Battle of Ancrum Moor - Scots victory over superior English forces December 13 - Official opening of the Council of Trent (closed 1563) Battle of Kawagoe - between two branches of Uesugi families and the late Hojo clan in Japan. ... September 10 is the 253rd day of the Gregorian calendar (254th in leap years). ... Events January 14 – Hampton Court conference with James I of England, the Anglican bishops and representatives of Puritans September 20 – Capture of Ostend by Spanish forces under Ambrosio Spinola after a three year siege. ... The Bishop of Llandaff is the Ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Llandaff. ... The Bishop of Saint Asaph is the Ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Saint Asaph. ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library of Congress. ... Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ...


Morgan was born in 1545 at Ty Mawr Wybrnant, in the parish of Penmachno, near Betws-y-Coed. As his father was a tenant of the Gwydir estate, he was probably educated at Gwydir Castle, near Llanrwst, along with the children of the Wynn family. Morgan then attended St John's College, Cambridge where he studied a range of subjects including philosophy, mathematics and Greek. He received a BA in 1568 and an MA in 1571 before spending seven years on Biblical studies, including a study of the Bible in Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic and the works of the Church Fathers and contemporary Protestant theologians. He graduated with a BD in 1578 and a DD in 1583. Tŷ Mawr is situated in the beautiful and secluded Wybrnant valley, in the parish of Penmachno, near Betws-y-Coed in North Wales, and was the birthplace of Bishop William Morgan, first translator of the whole Bible into Welsh. ... Village sign Betws-y-Coed is a village in the county borough of Conwy, within the traditional borders of Caernarfonshire, North Wales. ... Gwydir Castle Gwydir Castle is situated in the Conwy valley in north Wales, a mile to the west of the ancient market town of Llanrwst, and 1. ... Llanrwst (pronounced , or approximately hlanROOST) is a small town and Community on the A470 road and the River Conwy in the county borough of Conwy, traditional county of Denbighshire, North Wales. ... Full name The College of Saint John the Evangelist of the University of Cambridge Motto Souvent me Souvient I Often Remember Named after The Hospital of Saint John the Evangelist, Cambridge, named after John the Evangelist Previous names Incorporates part of what was Merton Hall which no longer exists Established... A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Events March 23 - Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate (or graduate) course of one to three years in duration. ... Events January 11 - Austrian nobility is granted Freedom of religion. ... “Hebrew” redirects here. ... Aramaic is a group of Semitic languages with a 3,000-year history. ... A bachelors degree (Artium Baccalaureus, A.B. or B.A.) is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... Events January 31 - Battle of Gemblours - Spanish forces under Don John of Austria and Alexander Farnese defeat the Dutch. ... Aquatint of a Doctor of Divinity at the University of Oxford, in the scarlet and black academic robes corresponding to his position. ... 1583 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. ...


In addition to his scholarly pursuits, William Morgan was an ordained minister, having been ordained in 1568 by the Bishop of Ely. His first (part-time) appointment was to the parish of Llanbadarn Fawr, in 1572; he later moved to Welshpool (near the English border) in 1575 and then to Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant in 1578, which he took as a full-time duty. Events March 23 - Peace of Longjumeau ends the Second War of Religion in France. ... Llanbadarn Fawr is a village on the outskirts of Aberystwyth situated next to Penparcau, Ceredigion in Wales. ... January 16 - Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk is tried for treason for his part in the Ridolfi plot to restore Catholicism in England. ... Welshpool Town Hall Welshpool (Welsh: ) is a town in Powys, Wales, only 4 miles (6 km) from the border with England. ... Year 1575 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. ... Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant is a village in Powys, Wales, lying on the River Rhaeadr by the Berwyn Mountains. ... Events January 31 - Battle of Gemblours - Spanish forces under Don John of Austria and Alexander Farnese defeat the Dutch. ...


Morgan was at university when William Salesbury published his Welsh New Testament in 1567. While he was pleased that this work was available, Morgan firmly believed in the importance of having the Old Testament translated as well. He began work on a translation of the Old Testament in the early 1580s and published this, together with a revision of Salesbury's New Testament, in 1588. William Salesbury also Salisbury (c. ... John 21:1 Jesus Appears to His Disciples--Alessandro Mantovani: the Vatican, Rome. ... Events The Duke of Alva arrives in the Netherlands with Spanish forces to suppress unrest there. ... Note: Judaism commonly uses the term Tanakh. ... 1588 was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar or a leap year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar. ...


Following the publication of his Bible, Morgan worked on a revision of the Prayer Book (which had also been translated by Salesbury), published in 1599. He also began work on a revision of the 1588 Bible, which contained a number of printing errors. This work was continued after Morgan's death by Bishop Richard Parry and Dr John Davies, and a revised version of the Bible was published in 1620. This edition is still known as William Morgan's translation, and it is this rather than the previous edition which became the standard Welsh Bible until the 20th century and continues to be used to this day. Year 1599 was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Dr John Davies, Mallwyd, (ca. ... Year 1620 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Saturday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... (19th century - 20th century - 21st century - more centuries) Decades: 1900s 1910s 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s As a means of recording the passage of time, the 20th century was that century which lasted from 1901–2000 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar (1900–1999...


William Morgan was appointed Bishop of Llandaff in 1595 and moved to the bishopric of St Asaph in 1601. He died in 1604. Llandaff (Welsh: Llandaf) is a district of the city of Cardiff, Wales, and is also the name of a diocese of the Church in Wales, covering the most populous area of south Wales. ... Events January 30 - William Shakespeares Romeo and Juliet is performed for the first time. ... St Asaph (Welsh: Llanelwy) is a town in Denbighshire, Wales on the River Elwy. ... Events February 8 - Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, rebels against Elizabeth I of England - revolt is quickly crushed February 25 - Robert Devereux beheaded Jesuit Matteo Ricci arrives in China Bad harvest in Russia due to rainy summer Dutch troops drive Portuguese from Málaga Battle of Kinsale, Ireland Births... Events January 14 – Hampton Court conference with James I of England, the Anglican bishops and representatives of Puritans September 20 – Capture of Ostend by Spanish forces under Ambrosio Spinola after a three year siege. ...


His achievement is now looked on as a major monument in the history of the Welsh language; it meant that the Welsh people could read the Bible in their first language at roughly the same time as their English neighbours had the privilege. Welsh redirects here, and this article describes the Welsh language. ...


See also

The first Welsh language translation of the Bible was produced by William Morgan in 1588. ...

External links

  • National Library of Wales article on the Bible
  • Article by Prys Morgan on the Bible
  • Complete Digital version of the whole Bible View the whole Bible online! (digital images of the actual volume)

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William Morgan (Bible translator) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (506 words)
William Morgan (1545 – September 10, 1604), was Bishop of Llandaff and of St Asaph, and the translator of the first version of the whole Bible into Welsh.
Morgan was born in 1545 at Ty Mawr Wybrnant, in the parish of Penmachno, near Betws-y-Coed.
William Morgan was appointed Bishop of Llandaff in 1595 and moved to the bishopric of St Asaph in 1601.
A Bible For Wales: CHAPTER II : Who was William Morgan? (5351 words)
John ap Morgan was a copyhold tenant on the estate of the Wynns of Gwydir near Llanrwst, a fairly wealthy tenant and a descendant of the same kind of family as that of the Wynns of Gwydir, the medieval aristocracy of Gwynedd.
William's mother, Lowri, was the daughter of William John ap Madoc ap Ifan Tegin from Diosgydd near Betws-y-coed, in the same neighbourhood, a descendant of another medieval chieftain, Marchudd ap Cynan.
Morgan accused Meredith of a night attack on his curate, Lewis Hughes, while Meredith claimed that all he had done was to come with a band of youths to borrow a harp from the curate, to hold a Noson Lawen in the tavern.
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