1820 in Wales

This article is about the particular significance of the year 1820 to Wales and its people.

Incumbents

*Prince of Wales - George, Prince Regent (until January 29, 1820)
*Princess of Wales - Caroline of Brunswick (until January 29, 1820)

Events

*January 29 - The Prince of Wales becomes King George IV on the death of King George III of the United Kingdom.
*The first "colliery school" in the South Wales coalfield is established at Hirwaun.
*Thomas Price (Carnhuanawc) founds a Welsh school at Gelli Felen.
*Crawshay Bailey becomes a partner at Nant-y-glo ironworks with his brother, Joseph Bailey.

Arts and literature

New books

*Felicia Hemans - "The Sceptic"
*John Jones (Tegid) - "Traethawd ar Gadwedigaeth yr Iaith Gymraeg"
*Robert Jones - "Drych yr Amseroedd"

Music

*Edward Jones - "Hen Ganiadau Cymru"

Births

*May 21 - Sir Thomas Lloyd, 1st Baronet, politician and landowner (d. 1877)
*June 20 - Thomas Essile Davies (Dewi Wyn o Essyllt), poet (d. 1891)
*September 5 - Evan Jones (Ieuan Gwynedd), minister and journalist (d. 1852)

Deaths

*January 29 - King George III of the United Kingdom, Prince of Wales 1751-1760, 81
*June 16 - Thomas Jones of Denbigh, Methodist preacher and writer, 64
*June 27 - William Lort Mansel, bishop and academic, 67
*August 23 - Edward Randles, harpist, 57
*August 28 - Henry Mills, musician, 63


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