Augustus John was born in Tenby on 4th January 1878. He was a Welsh painter, mainly of portraits, a draughtsman and etcher. At age 17, he attended Tenby Art School for a short time before leaving to study at Slade School of Art UCL in London. He died on 31st October 1961
Known as Black Bart or Barti Ddu, he was an infamous pirate estimated to have captured over 400 vessels and accrued some 50 million pounds of loot. He was born in 1682 in Casnewydd Bach or Little Newcastle, a village between Fishguard and Haverfordwest.
Has been crowned 'top 8 most powerful cult figure' of the past decade and one of 'the most creative people in entertainment'. Christian Bale was born in Haverfordwest in 1974
Born in Tenby in 1920. Famous author of the 'Dick Francis Mysteries' series, Twice Shy, Blood Sport, In the Frame and many others. A TV series was made of the thriller, The Racing Game
Born in Lampeter Velfrey in 1914. He was an archaeological authority and scriptwriter who wrote detective stories under the alias of Dilwyn Rees
Super Furry Animals lead vocalist and guitarist, born in Haverfordwest in 1970
Sister of Augustus, Gwen John was born in Haverfordwest on 22nd June 1876. Like her brother she was also an artist noted for her portraits of anonymous female sitters. Gwen spent most of her career in France.
A world famous opera singer, born in Milford Haven in 1927. She attended Tasker Milward School in Haverfordwest. She was a leading contralto of a group of welsh singers who came to prominence in the 1950's and 1960's. Helen was awarded a CBE in 1978
Born in Pembroke Castle on 28th January 1457, King Henry VII died on 21st April 1509 and is buried at Westminster Abbey. He reigned from 1485 - 1509. He had 3 sons and 4 daughters by Elizabeth of York whom he married on 18th January 1486. Elizabeth died on 2nd February 1503.
Bishop John Bowen was born at Court, near Fishguard on November 21st 1815. At twelve years of age he was sent to school at Merlin's Vale, near Haverfordwest and in 1830 continued his studies at the same place under the care of the Rev. David Adams.
Born in Pembroke in 1982, Welsh international rugby player. Has played for Pembroke and Swansea RFC
Born in Tenby 12th October 1921, Kenneth Griffith was an actor and documentary film maker. He died on 25th June 2006.
Robert Recorde was born in Tenby in 1510 and died in London in 1558. His parents were Thomas Recorde and Rose Jones. Thomas Recorde's father was from Wales and Rose Jones was the daughter of Thomas Jones from Machynlleth in Montgomeryshire. Robert was the second son of Thomas and Rose and, although the date is not definitely known, it is thought that he entered the University of Oxford in about 1525. Robert Recorde was famous for inventing the = sign and wrote "... bicause noe 2 thynges can be moare equalle"
Frederick Charles Davies was born at South Parade in Tenby on 12th April 1884 and died 23rd July 1932. Known as Tenby, he was a world class athlete who became the half-mile world professional champion in 1909 in a race against Irishman Beauchamp Day. He is one of the greatest runners Wales has ever produced.
Born in Narberth in 1928. A variety performer and one of country's best pantomime dames.