Brown, Gordon

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Brown, Gordon Gender: M
James Gordon Brown
born on 20 February 1951 at 08:40 (= 08:40 AM )
Place Giffnock, Scotland, 55n48, 4w17
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gerard
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 00°54' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 12°53 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 15°25'

Gordon Brown
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Scottish politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 to 2010. He previously served as Chancellor of the Exchequer under Tony Blair from 1997 to 2007. He was Member of Parliament (MP) for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath (known as Dunfermline East until 2005) from 1983 to 2015. Brown is the most recent Labour politician as well as the most recent Scottish politician to hold the office of prime minister.

The second of three boys whose dad was a minister, young Gordon formed political opinions early, having been influenced by the poverty he witnessed on the streets of Glasgow as he was growing up. Naturally athletic, he was an avid player of football. A head kick during a rugby game resulted in four surgeries and loss of sight in his left eye. During recovery he spent a lot of time listening to the radio, following political developments, and firming up his views.

Brown entered Edinburgh University at the age of 16 and graduated when he was 21, subsequently earning his doctorate degree. He began his career in education, first as Rector of Edinburgh University and then lecturer for that institution and Caledonian University. He followed up with a short stint as a Scottish TV researcher from 1980-1983. In 1983 he made his second bid for a seat in Parliament, this time successfully. He has remained in politics ever since, representing his Scottish constituencies.

In the mid-1990s, he wanted to be the next Labour Leader but was upstaged in 1997 by his friend and former housemate, Tony Blair. They initially worked well together to define their new Labour party, with Brown writing some of Blair's early campaign speeches and working as the junior partner.

In 1997 Brown rose to the office of Chancellor of the Exchequer for the Labour Party Government when Blair became Prime Minister. He was seen as somewhat bookish, in command of statistics to support his ideas, tough-minded, sometimes moody and introspective. With his “savage wit” and brilliant speeches, he was known to flay his opponents. His detractors accused him of being a control freak, who didn’t bother to listen to others and ran the Treasury with "Stalinist ruthlessness.” His relationship with Blair deteriorated somewhat, ostensibly over policies, but back room pundits presumed that Brown resented Blair’s long stay in the Prime Minister’s office. Nevertheless, Brown was careful to support Blair’s policies publicly while leaving room for change, and Blair endorsed Brown’s nomination for the Labour Party leadership in 2007.

Brown married Sarah Macaulay on 3 August 2000 in North Queensferry, Fife. The first years of their marriage have witnessed unspeakable pain along with great joy. Their daughter Jennifer Jane Brown was born at 12:16 PM GMT on 28 December 2001 at Forth Park Hospital in Kirkaldy, Fife. The infant, born seven weeks prematurely, weighed less than two and one half pounds at birth. Just ten days later, she suffered a brain haemorrhage and died on 7 January 2002 at 5:20 PM GMT in Edinburgh. The couple’s first son John came along on 17 October 2003 at 9:28 AM BST in Edinburgh, Scotland. Less than one year later, Brown's mother died in Aberdeen on 19 September 2004 (his father had died in 1998). The Browns welcomed their second son on 17 July 2006 at 9 AM in Edinburgh according to the parents’ announcement; shortly afterward the child, named James Fraser Vaughan Brown, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis.

Fulfilling his ambition, Brown became Prime Minister on 27 June 2007 when the Queen asked him to form a new government. He happily complied. BBC News reported that he arrived at Buckingham Palace at 13:51 (1:51 PM) BST and left the Palace at 1448 BST (2:48 PM) after talking with the Queen for 55 minutes.

After the elections held on 7 May 2010 resulted in no clear majority, Brown announced his intention to step down. Brown's rivals, Nicolas Clegg and David Cameron formed a coalition and Cameron was named the new Prime Minister on 11 May 2010.

On 1 December 2014, Brown announced that he would not be seeking re-election to parliament. He stood down at the general election in May 2015.

On 7 November 2017, Brown released his memoir My Life, Our Times. On 10 June 2021 Brown released the book Seven Ways to Change the World: How To Fix The Most Pressing Problems We Face which features his forensic examination of seven areas where global reform and action are essential.

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  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Cameron, David (1966) (born 9 October 1966). Notes: Political opponent
  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Clegg, Nick (born 7 January 1967). Notes: Political opponent
  • parent->child relationship with Brown, Fraser (born 17 July 2006)
  • parent->child relationship with Brown, John (born 17 October 2003)
  • has other family relationship with Rewcastle Brown, Clare (born 20 June 1959). Notes: Clare married Gordon's brother
  • (has as) boss relationship with Blair, Tony (born 6 May 1953)
  • role played of/by Mullan, Peter (born 2 November 1959). Notes: 2007 TV series "The Trial of Tony Blair"


  • Social : Begin a program of study 1967 (Began university at 16)
  • Social : End a program of study 1973 (Graduated from Edinburgh University)
  • Work : New Career 1983 (Elected to Parliament)
  • Work : Gain social status 11 June 1987 (Re-elected to Parliament)
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  • Work : Gain social status 1997 (Became Chancellor)
  • Death of Father 1998
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 28 December 2001 at 12:16 PM in Kirkaldy, UK, England (Daughter Jennifer born prematurely)
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  • Death of Child 7 January 2002 at 5:20 PM in Edinburgh (Infant daughter died, 10 days old)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 17 October 2003 at 09:28 AM in Edinburgh, Scotland (Son John born)
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  • Family : Change in family responsibilities 17 July 2006 at 09:00 AM in Edinburgh, Scotland (Son James born)
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  • Work : Great Achievement 27 June 2007 (Confirmed as Prime Minister)
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  • Work : Lose social status 7 May 2010 (Lost seats in Parliament)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 7 November 2017 (Memoir "My Life, Our Times")
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Source Notes

Pulsar Collection quotes B.C.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (MA, PhD)
  • Traits : Mind : I.Q. high/ Mensa level (Mensa level: grad university at 21)
  • Traits : Personality : Changeable (Indecision a political weakness)
  • Traits : Personality : Humorous, Witty (Savage wit)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (Blinded in left eye)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second of three boys)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never (Married at age 49)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two, plus one died in infancy)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Infant daughter died)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator (Rector)
  • Vocation : Education : Public speaker (Orator, political speaker)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Lecturer)
  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (Prime Minister of the UK, 2007-2010)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Leader of the Labour Party, 2007-2010)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (M. P., Labour Chancellor)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (Memoir "My Life, Our Times")
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction