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1786 in Wales

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This article is about the particular significance of the year 1786 to Wales and its people.



  • Prince of Wales - George (later George IV)
  • Princess of Wales - vacant
  • Events

  • 25 December - Plymouth ironworks is leased to Richard Hill.
  • The Kinmel estate is sold to the Rev Edward Hughes.
  • Abraham Rees completes his edition of Chambers 's Encyclopaedia, and is elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his work.
  • Charles Pratt is created Earl Camden.
  • New books

  • David Samwell - A Narrative of the Death of Captain James Cook
  • Hester Lynch Piozzi - Anecdotes of the late Samuel Johnson, Ll.D., during the last twenty years of his life
  • Helen Maria Williams - Poems
  • Music

  • William Ellis - Ychydig o Hymnau a Chaniadau Newyddion (collection of hymns)
  • Benjamin Francis - Aleluia (collection of hymns)
  • Births

  • 6 April - John Humffreys Parry, barrister and antiquary (died 1825)
  • May - John Jones, printer and inventor (died 1865)
  • 22 June - Ellis Evans, minister and author (died 1864)
  • Deaths

  • 21 January - Anthony Bacon, ironmaster, 67
  • 16 September - Edward Parry, poet and hymn-writer, 63
  • References

    1786 in Wales Wikipedia

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