Kate Bosse-Griffiths


German born, Kate Bosse-Griffiths, made a unique contribution to twentieth-century Welsh literature and is remembered as an eminent Welsh Egyptologist. Escaping Nazi persecution in 1936, Kate’s journey led her to Pentre, Rhondda Valley and later Swansea. She mastered the Welsh language and wrote numerous poems and stories in Welsh. She contributed to early Welsh-language broadcasting (1950s) and was appointed Curator of the Wellcome Museum at the Department of Classics of Swansea University College (1970s). It was here she spent the rest of her life, doing what she loved best: cataloguing, organising and researching Egyptian artefacts.

Category: Arts
Dates: 1910-1998
Location: Pentre