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Saint Tydfil
Llandaf, yr eglwys gadeiriol Llandaf Cathedral De Cymru South Wales 98.png
Stained glass window of St Tydfil in Llandaff Cathedral
Diedc. 480
Merthyr Tydfil, Wales
Feast23 August
PatronageMerthyr Tydfil

Saint Tydfil (Welsh: Tudful; martyred c. 480) is the legendary dedicatee of Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.[1]

According to legend, Tydfil was a daughter of Brychan, king of Brycheiniog.[2] She was murdered in Merthyr Tydfil, by either Welsh or Saxon pagans, and buried in the town.[1]


  1. ^ a b Farmer, David (2011). The Oxford Dictionary of Saints (5th., rev ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 428. ISBN 9780199596607.
  2. ^ Mills, A. D.; Room, Adrian (2002). The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford University Press. p. 1126. ISBN 0198605617.