Top 10 Facts Not Widely Known About Wales and the Welsh

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Facts not known of Wales, and of their role in USA 's history,

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1 16 Signatures of the Declaration of Independence Were of Welsh Blood

These included the author Thomas Jefferson. Amongst others - dazter

2 9 Presidents of the USA Are of Welsh Descent

These are the names quoted by the US embassy, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe,.William Harrison, Abraham Lincoln, Benjamin Harrison, James A Garfield, Calvin Coolidge,. And of course most famous first lady in recent times Hilary Clinton.? - dazter

3 Welsh On Steps of Washington Monument (Attributed to Abraham Lincoln)
4 Brown and Yale Universities Founded by Welshmen

Elihu Yale and Morgan Edwards were 2 founders of these famous universities - dazter

5 Many Famous Pirates Were Welsh

The 2 most famous are probably Henry Morgan and Bartholemew Roberts but there was many more - dazter

6 6 Welsh Actors/Actresses Have Won an Oscar

These include Ray Milland, Hugh Griffith as well as Zeta Jones Hopkins etc, Burton never won even though nominated 7 times - dazter

7 T.E. Lawrence Was Welsh

In the movie he said he was from Oxfordshire but yes, in fact he is from wales. - RIDDLER2K15

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8 Henry VII Was Welsh

The Tudor royal house was Welsh, he recruited his soldiers throughout Wales on his march to victory at the battle oif Bosworth.? - dazter

9 The Welsh were not typically whalers
10 They're Bad at Rugby

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11 Welsh is the most widely spoken Celtic language.

Welsh is sopken by 650,000 in Wales and as many more again in other countries, including 10,000 in Argentina. It was spoken throughout Britain during the Roman conquest but Saxons came over from Germany and took the best bits and have been trying to kill off the Welsh language ever since, without success.

12 There is a Village In Wales Called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. It is the Longest Name for a Place In Europe.
13 There are places in Wales that rain annually the same amount as the Amazon rainforest, not to mention it has the only Temperate rainforest in Europe
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