|born on||2 July 1565 Jul.Cal. (12 July 1565 greg.) at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )|
|Place||Damerham, England, 50n57, 1w52|
|Timezone||LMT m1w52 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||19°57' 22°45 Asc. 09°30'|
English linguist, translator, book collector and miscellaneous writer of the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I, and Member of Parliament for Dorchester. He died in October 1641 without descendants, leaving his personal library collection of over 4000 volumes toward the re-establishment of a library at Middle Temple.
Sy Scholfield quotes from "Robert Ashley: Elizabethan Man of Letters," by Virgil B. Heltzel in "The Huntington Library Quarterly," 10.1 (1 January 1946), p. 349: "According to his own report, Robert Ashley was born on Saturday, July 2, 1565, at nine o'clock in the evening, at Damerham, some seven miles from Salisbury and Wilton."
NB: This date Old Style was actually a Monday (but 2 June was a Saturday).
- Lifestyle : Social Life : Collector (Library collection of over 4000 volumes)
- Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Linguist
- Vocation : Politics : Public office (Member of Parliament for Dorchester)
- Vocation : Writers : Translator