Ireland, William Henry
|born on||2 August 1775 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )|
|Place||London, England, 51n30, 0w10|
|Timezone||LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||09°56' 15°45 Asc. 09°14'|
English forger of would-be Shakespearean documents and plays. He is less well known as a poet, writer of gothic novels and histories. Although he was apparently christened William-Henry, he was known as Samuel through much of his life (apparently after a brother who died in childhood), and many sources list his name as Samuel William Henry Ireland. He died on 17 April 1835.
- other victim relationship with Shakespeare, William (born 23 April 1564 Jul.Cal. (3 May 1564 greg.))
Sy Scholfield quotes Jeffrey Kahan's book, "Reforging Shakespeare: The Story of a Theatrical Scandal" (Lehigh University Press, 1998) p. 251: "The family bible states that he was born at one o'clock in the afternoon of Wednesday 2 August 1775 (Schoembaum, Shakespeare's Lives, 190)."
- Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Other Criminal (forger)
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction
- Vocation : Writers : Poet