Edward IV, King of England

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Edward IV, King of England Gender: M
Edward of York
born on 28 April 1442 Jul.Cal. (7 May 1442 greg.) at 01:56 (= 01:56 AM )
Place Rouen, France, 49n26, 1e05
Timezone LMT m1e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Harvey
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 15°50' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°29 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 25°16'

King of England Edward IV


British royalty, the great-grandson of Edward III and the son of Richard, Duke of York, crowned king in 1461. A military genius who never lost a battle, he was also a shrewd financier. When he took the throne, the treasury was empty; through his reign with wise commercial policy and some sharp practices, he left the treasury full.

Edward IV had three sons, two of whom were murdered, and seven daughters. Grossly obese, he died after a ten-day illness on 4/09/1483 OS.

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  • sibling relationship with Anne of York (born 10 August 1439 Jul.Cal. (19 Aug 1439 greg.))
  • sibling relationship with Henry of York (born 10 February 1441 Jul.Cal. (19 Feb 1441 greg.))
  • sibling relationship with Margaret of York (born 3 May 1446 Jul.Cal. (12 May 1446 greg.))
  • sibling relationship with Plantagenet, George (born 21 October 1449 Jul.Cal. (30 Oct 1449 greg.))


  • Work : Gain social status 1461 (Crowned king)
  • Death by Disease 1461 (Ten day illness, age 40)

Source Notes

Martin Harvey in American Astrology June/1961. In Astrological Journal Summer/1966 he stated that there seemed to be some confusion about the date but it seemed accurate and valid from Latin research: April 28, 1442 OS, 2:00 AM LAT. Blackwell gives the same date but for 1:51 UT.

Marc Penfield in Mercury Hour 1/1988 quotes Mary Devlin for April 28, 1441 (a year prior), 11:30 AM "from data given in Richard III by Paul Kendall." Penfield adds that other sources give both 1:30 AM and 2:00 AM.

Sy Scholfield quotes William Worcester's "Annales" (1728) reprinted in James Gairdner's 1898 "History of the Life and Reign of Richard the Third" (Reprinted by Greenwood Press, 1969), p. 4: "Edward, the second son (afterwards Edward IV.), born at Rouen at two A.M. on Monday, April 28, 1442." Gairdner adds on the same page, "But April 28 that year was a Saturday." NB. William Worcestre (c. 1415 – c. 1482), was an English chronicler and antiquary. Scholfield notes that, according to Worcester, Edward's brother Henry of York was born on 10 February 1441 OS, so by this account it was impossible for Edward to have been born in April 1441. Scholfield has thus upgraded the Rodden Rating from C to AA.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Ten, three sons and seven daughters)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Britain)