Halley, Edmond

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Halley, Edmond Gender: M
born on 29 October 1656 Jul.Cal. (8 Nov 1656 greg.) at 13:20 (= 1:20 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Steinbrecher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 16°53' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 04°29 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 13°37'

Edmond Halley


British scientist who explored the Atlantic coast, surveying the tides and coastline of the English channel, publishing a topographical map in 1702. A professor of geometry at Oxford in 1703, he was appointed Astronomer Royal in 1721. He won fame for his accurate prediction of the return in 1758 of the comet which was consequently named after him.

Halley's father, a wealthy soap manufacturer, was brutally murdered in a politically-motivated assassination. He became a colleague and close friend to the reclusive Isaac Newton, paying himself for the publication of Newton's "Principia."

Died on 25 January 1742 in Greenwich, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Newton, Isaac (born 25 December 1642 Jul.Cal. (4 Jan 1643 greg.))


  • Work : New Job 1721 (Appointed Astronomer Royal)

Source Notes

Steinbrecher quotes F/N, "His horoscope, found by Aubrey, was reproduced in the correspondence and papers of E. H. and E.F. MacPike, 1932." (October 29, 1656 OS, date confirmed by research reference) (Penfield Collection quotes Famous Nativities for 1650, 1:30 PM)

Wikipedia has date of death 14 January 1742


  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Father murdered)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Professor of geometry)
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Vocation : Travel : Adventurer
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Known for Haley's Comet)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection