Davis, John

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Davis, John Gender: M
born on 8 February 1560 Jul.Cal. (18 Feb 1560 greg.) at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 29°09' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 18°15 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 07°13'


English mathematician, conspirator and a soldier in the English Army who fought in the Spanish Wars of Queen Elizabeth I's reign under Robert Devereux, the 2nd Earl of Essex.

He joined the Earl's failed rebellion against the crown. Holding office as Surveyor of Ordnance at the Tower of London, Davis guarded the hall of the Queen's Palace at Whitehall once her attendants had been overpowered by the Earl. On 5 March 1601, Davis was convicted and sentenced to death for his part in the rebellion, and he was later pardoned upon his abandonment of both his friends and his Catholic faith.

He died on 14 May 1625, aged 65, at Pangbourne, Berkshire.


  • Crime : Trial dates 5 March 1601 Jul.Cal. (15 Mar 1601 greg.) (Convicted and sentenced to death)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 14 May 1625 Jul.Cal. (24 May 1625 greg.) (Age 65)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Athenae Oxonienses. An Exact History of All the Writers and Bishops, who Have Had Their Education in the ... University of Oxford from the Year 1500 to the End of the Year 1690. by Anthonya Wood (Bennet, 1691), p. 420: "John Davies ... was the Son of John Davies of London, in which City he was born, at about six of the clock in the evening of the eighth of Feb. in 1559/1560."


  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Other Criminal
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Soldier)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted