Benn, Tony

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Benn, Tony Gender: M
Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn
born on 3 April 1925 at 14:55 (= 2:55 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 13°20' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 08°09 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 05°23'

Tony Benn
photo: Isujosh, license gfdl


British Labour politician who was a Member of Parliament (MP) for 47 years between 1950 and 2001 and a Cabinet minister under Harold Wilson and James Callaghan in the 1960s and 1970s. Benn was a prolific diarist: eight volumes of his diaries have been published, as have collections of his speeches and other writings. Benn died on 14 March 2014, aged 88.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Ash, Bill (born 30 November 1917)
  • parent->child relationship with Benn, Melissa (born 20 February 1957)


Source Notes

Ed Steinbrecher collection has 2:55 PM.

Sy Scholfield quotes Benn in "Life with the lions" by Nicholas Wroe, The Guardian (London, 1999), p. B6: "I was born at five to three on Friday April 3 1925 at number 40 Millbank which is absolutely on the site of the Millbank Tower [Labour Party HQ];" and in his 3 April 1995 entry in Free At Last: Diaries 1991 - 2001 by Tony Benn (Random House, 2009), page 312: "The [birthday] cake was a large model of the Houses of Parliament, which Ruth had had commissioned, with Big Ben at five to three: the moment that I was born." Neither specify AM or PM.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 88)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Labour)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (MP)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Diarist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Other Writers (Speech writer)