William IV, King of the United Kingdom

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William IV, King of the United Kingdom Gender: M
William Henry of Hanover
born on 21 August 1765 at 03:45 (= 03:45 AM )
Place Buckingham Palace, England, 51n30, 0w08
Timezone LMT m0w08 (is local mean time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 28°13' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 22°25 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 15°06'

King of the United Kingdom William IV


British royalty, a monarch who was called "Silly Billy." The third son of George III, he was named the Duke of Clarence. After his brother, George IV, died, he ascended to the throne at age 65. Somewhat colorless with Spartan tastes, he was notably eccentric, but had a humdrum old age.

William had a liaison for some 20 years with the actress Mrs. Jordan; they had eight kids who were given the name FitzClarence. He married in 1818; two daughters who both died.

Died 6/20/1837, Windsor, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Relationship : Marriage 1818
  • Death, Cause unspecified 20 June 1837 in Windsor (Age 71)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes London Magazine, or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer, August 1765, p. 431: "Wednesday, 21. This morning about two o'clock her majesty was taken in labour . . . and was safely delivered of a prince at a quarter before four o'clock." Scholfield quotes same data in "An Illustration of the Liturgy of the Church of England" by Thomas Pruen (Rivington, 1820), p. 153: "born August 21, 1765, a quarter before 4 in the morning." Scholfield notes various books containing the same data. For example, "MEMOIR OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE DUKE OF CLARENCE, LORD HIGH ADMIRAL OF ENGLAND" in "The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction" (London: J. Limbird, 1828): "The DUKE of CLARENCE, who is next brother to his present Majesty, was born at St. James's Palace, August 21, 1765, at a quarter before four in the morning, and in the following month was baptized by the name of WILLIAM HENRY."

Previously: Lyndoe in AA 7/1982 gives "sunrise." Dana Holliday has "3:00 to 4:00 AM" from a biography. PC gives 2:00 PM as "recorded," not verified. None of these references come with sources, but Scholfield quotes a contemporary news report and two biographies with a time of 3:45 a.m., therefore the RR has been upgraded from DD to A.


  • Family : Childhood : Advantaged
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Third son)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs (Mrs. Jordan, 20 years)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (Eight illegitimate kids)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Both daughters died)
  • Notable : Famous : Royal family (Britain)