Famous individuals in The Dictionary of Welsh Biography

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This website contains over five thousand concise biographies of individuals who have made a significant contribution to national life, whether in Wales or more widely.

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Mary Hannah John (1874-1962)

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May John from the Rhondda was a singer who has been largely forgotten. She won the prize for the best soprano at the World Trade Fair in Chicago in 1893, and played an influential role in the Revival of 1904-5 by singing at meetings throughout the country.

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