Born: November 13, 1817, Carmarthen, Wales.
Died: May 2, 1885, Kensington, London, England.
Buried: Brompton Cemetery, London, England.
A pianist and composer, Richards was educated at the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he later taught.
He was greatly interested in Welsh music and in the Eisteddfod gatherings.
He is perhaps best remembered for his 1862 song God Bless the Prince of Wales.