Michael Jones, adventurer with a connection to Wales (Bala, Gwynedd.)

Michael Jones

Founded the Welsh community in Patagonia.
Connection: Lived in Bala, Gwynedd.

comment by:DuBonnet
Always referred to as Michael D. Jones.

comment by:Cymruambyth
1822 - 1899. Born Llanuwchllyn, Merioneth. Non-conformist minister, established a society (the Brython Association) to help Welsh folk emigrate. His life's mission was to establish a Welsh-speaking colony free from English-language oppression. "Y Wladfa" in Patagonia enabled Argentina to prevent Chile from claiming large areas of uninhabited land, it had its own Welsh constitution and gave women the vote, the first democracy to do so anywhere.

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