Geoffrey o Monmouth

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Geoffrey o Monmouth
Cotton Claudius B VII f.224 Merlin Vortigern.jpg
Merlin prophesies for Vortigern, frae a manuscript o Geoffrey o Monmouth's Historia Regum Britanniae.
Born c. 1095 [1]
possibly Monmouth, Wales
Died c. 1155 (aged around 60)
Ither names
  • Galfridus Monemutensis
  • Galfridus Arturus
  • Galfridus Artur
  • Gruffudd ap Arthur
  • Sieffre o Fynwy
Thrift Cleric
Kent for His chronicle Historia Regum Britanniae
Releegion Roman Catholic

Geoffrey o Monmouth (Laitin: Galfridus Monemutensis, Galfridus Arturus, Welsh: Gruffudd ap Arthur, Sieffre o Fynwy) (c. 1095 – c. 1155) wis a Welsh cleric an ane o the major figurs in the development o Breetish historiografie an the popularity o tales o King Arthur.

  1. Arthurian Figures of history and legend: A biographical dictionary: "Geoffrey of Monmouth (floruit 1112–1139/ lifespan circa 1095–1155)".