Dudley, Robert

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Dudley, Robert Gender: M
born on 24 June 1532 Jul.Cal. (4 July 1532 greg.) at 15:39 (= 3:39 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating DD
Collector: Harvey
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 12°04' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 28°57 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 17°00'

Robert Dudley


British nobility, 1st Earl of Leicester, the fifth son of John Dudley. When Queen Elizabeth I ascended the throne, he became her favourite with offices, honours and wealth bestowed upon him. In 1564 he was created Baron Denbigh, Earl of Leicester and Chancellor of Oxford University.

In his expeditions, he demonstrated no military capacity.

Due to his close friendship with the Queen, when his wife, Amy Robsart, was found dead at the foot of the palace stairs, he was suspected of aiding her fall. He later made a second marriage and had a son on 7 August 1574. He denied the marriage but did agree to support the boy.

He died 4 on September 1588 at Cornbury, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • has other family relationship with Devereaux, Robert (born 10 November 1566 Jul.Cal. (20 Nov 1566 greg.)). Notes: Dudley was stepfather to Devereaux


  • Relationship : Marriage 4 June 1550 Jul.Cal. (14 June 1550 greg.) (Amy Robsart)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 7 August 1574 Jul.Cal. (17 Aug 1574 greg.) (Son born)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 4 September 1588 Jul.Cal. (14 Sep 1588 greg.)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Arthur Blackwell quotes Martin Harvey for official records. September 7, 1534 OS, 3:45 PM LAT.

Harvey Nativitas vol. 2 page 209 quotes a rectified chart from Speculum Astrologiae by Fransisco Junctino. Other sources have different dates and years of birth, e.g. Wikipedia has 24 June 1532 or 1533.

On 23 Sept. 2016 S.C. sent an email: "Robert and Queen Elizabeth I were close friends and it is widely thought he was the love of her life. Robert is often documented having same birthdate as Elizabeth. On origin of shared birthdate author Christine Hartweg writes, "When biographer William Camden, in his Annals (1615), was at pains to explain Queen Elizabeth’s attachment to Robert Dudley he resorted to [unsupported] astrology: Whether this proceeded from any virtue of his, whereof he gave some shadowed tokens, or from their common condition of imprisonment under Queen Mary, or from his nativity, and the hidden consent of the stars at the hour of their birth, and thereby a most straight conjunction of their minds, a man cannot easily say. From these lines a diehard tradition has evolved that queen and favourite were born on the same day, that is 7 September 1533." Legend aside, Robert, according to himself, was born 24 June. In a letter he wrote on that day to Elizabeth's chief advisor William Cecil, Lord Burghley he states: "This 24 of June … pleasith [pleases] god … ys [is] my byrth day [birthday]." Frederick Chamberlin's 1939 book "Elizabeth and Leycester" quotes the letter on page 51, and at bottom, notes it is stored in the Public Record Office, in the Calendar of State Papers Foreign Series, 1587. The letter was initially discovered and cited by George Adlard in his 1870 book "Amye Robsart and the Earl of Leycester [. . .]" on page 16, however, he incorrectly says it is written to Elizabeth (Amy Robsart, as told in biography section above, was Robert's first wife who died mysteriously). A miniature portrait of Robert dated 1576 notes he is 44 years old which indicates he was born no later than 1532. The portrait's artist is Nicholas Hilliard, a good friend of Robert's, so age might rest on direct information. No material on time and place he was born survives, nonetheless, history records him an English nobleman. All information credited to author Christine Hartweg. Read Hartweg's 10 December 2011 article on Robert's birthdate at her blog [1]."


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged (Nobility)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (Suspected in the death of his wife)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Friends (Friends in high places)
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Baronage, Earldom, Chancellor)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Favorite of Queen Elizabeth)