• fl. 6th century
  • Welsh poets
renowned British poet, known both as a historical poet at the court of Urien and other rulers and as a more fictionalised persona of supreme status. Poems attributed to him survive in the 14th-century manuscript now known as the Book of Taliesin (NLW Peniarth 2).
See also references for related subjects.
Charles-Edwards, T. M., “Taliesin (fl. 6th cent.)”, Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press. URL: <>.
Jarman, A. O. H., “Taliesin”, in: Jarman, A. O. H., and Gwilym Rees Hughes (eds), A guide to Welsh literature, volume 1, rev. ed. (1976), Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1992. 51–67.