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Willam Jones, scientist with a Welsh connection!

Willam Jones

A brilliant linguist William studied and eventually related the Indo European language family which connects Greek, Latin and even Welsh! He also met with Ben Franklin to discuss a peaceful settlement in the American War of Independence.
Connection: Son of Sir William Jones the great Welsh matamatician from Llanfihangel. He was actually born in London.

comment by:squiz
He was also juge in wales and at one point was tutor to earl spensor, an ancestor of Diana, Princess of Wales.