Brooks, Phillips

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Brooks, Phillips Gender: M
born on 13 December 1835 at 01:15 (= 01:15 AM )
Place Boston, Massachusetts, 42n22, 71w04
Timezone LMT m71w04 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 20°34' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 21°11 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 07°46'


American Episcopal clergyman and author, long the Rector of Boston's Trinity Church and briefly Bishop of Massachusetts, and particularly remembered as lyricist of the Christmas hymn, "O Little Town of Bethlehem". He died unmarried on January 23, 1893.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Focus on Infinity: A Life of Phillips Brooks" by Raymond Wolf Albright (Macmillan, 1961), p. 3: "At the close of the year 1835 Boston was a thriving city . . . When the mayor and aldermen met on Monday, December 14 . . . they little realized that just the day before a son, destined to become one of the city's most distinguished citizens, had been born at 1:15 A. M. at 56 High Street to William Gray Brooks and his wife Mary Ann (Phillips)."


  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer (Lyricist)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Episcopal clergyman)