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Oct 27, 2014

Wanderer who knew 15 languages

Dic Aberdaron, whose grave is outside St Asaph parish church, led a nomadic life, accompanied by a cat and many books. "One quarter idiot, three-quarters genius” was ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

one contemporary description of this loner who was reputedly familiar with 15 languages. He compiled a Welsh- Hebrew-Greek dictionary but couldn't raise funds for its publication. He died in 1843 during a sojourn in St Asaph. For more on his story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes on the church fence near his grave. Or click here