John Morris-Jones


John Morris-Jones

Sir John Morris-Jones (October 17, 1864 - April 16, 1929) was a Welsh grammarian and poet.

He was born at Llandrygarn, Anglesey and educated at Friars School, Bangor. While at the University of Oxford, Morris-Jones co-founded the Cymdeithas Dafydd ap Gwilym (the Dafydd ap Gwilym Society) (1886). In 1895 he became Professor of Welsh at the University College of North Wales, Bangor, a post he held until his death. His works, "Welsh orthography" (1893) and "" (1913), added to the status of the language. He was also founder and editor of the literary journal, "Y beirniad", published between 1911 and 1919. Morris-Jones was knighted in 1918. He died at Bangor, Wales.

The Welsh-medium Halls of Residence at Bangor University (The present-day name of the University College of North Wales) are named John Morris Jones Halls in his honour. [cite web |url=http://www.bangor.ac.uk/accommodation/halls/jmj.php.en |title=JMJ Halls of Residence. Bangor University |accessdate=2008-10-11]

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* [http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9053825/Sir-John-Morris-Jones "Encyclopædia Britannica" article]
* [http://www.gtj.org.uk/item.php?lang=en&id=24199&t=1 Gathering the Jewels article]


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