Devereaux, Robert

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Devereaux, Robert Gender: M
born on 10 November 1566 Jul.Cal. (20 Nov 1566 greg.) at 09:31 (= 09:31 AM )
Place Netherwood, England, 52n02, 2w34
Timezone LMT m2w34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Harvey
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 27°41' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 11°18 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 19°27'


British nobility, the Second Earl of Essex who made expeditions of conquest and was privy councilor to Queen Elizabeth I in 1593. He was the most famous Earl of an important family whose members played roles in English history.

Educated at Trinity, Cambridge, Devereaux became popular in the court of Queen Elizabeth. In 1586 he joined Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicaster, in Holland where they boldly fought in the siege of Zutphen. At the time of Dudley's death in 1588, he became the favorite of the queen who was then angered at his marriage in 1590 to the widow of Sir Philip Sidney.

They had a famous quarrel in 1598, after which they reconciled but were never fully trusting again. He was named Lord Lieutenant of Ireland in 1599 and when he failed to make a truce, the queen charged him with deserting his post and put him to trial in June 1600. Devereaux was beheaded at the Tower of London 2/25/1601 OS.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Death by Execution 25 February 1601 Jul.Cal. (7 Mar 1601 greg.) (Age 34)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Martin Harvey quotes official records, AJ Winter/l975-76

November 10 OS, 9:45 AM LAT


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Executed (Beheaded)
  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Beheaded)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Earl of Essex)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Council to Queen Elizabeth)