Hall, Joseph

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Hall, Joseph Gender: M
born on 1 July 1574 Jul.Cal. (11 July 1574 greg.) at 05:00 (= 05:00 AM )
Place Ashby-De-La-Zouch, England, 52n46, 1w28
Timezone LMT m1w28 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 18°11' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 14°15 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 00°16'

Joseph Hall


English bishop, satirist and moralist, whose contemporaries knew him as a devotional writer, and a high-profile controversialist of the early 1640s. In church politics, he tended in fact to a middle way.

His relationship to the stoicism of the classical age, exemplified by Seneca the Younger, is still debated, with the importance of neo-stoicism and the influence of Justus Lipsius to his work being contested, in contrast to Christian morality.

Hall wrote, according to current scholarly consensus, the satirical and dystopian Mundus alter et idem sive Terra Australis antehac semper incognita; Longis itineribus peregrini Academici nuperrime illustrata (1605? and 1607), by "Mercurius Britannicus."

In 1603, Hall married Elizabeth (died 27 August 1652), daughter of George Winiffe of Brettenham, Suffolk. They had six sons and two daughters.

He died on 8 September 1656, aged 82, in Heigham, Norfolk.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Milton, John (born 9 December 1608 Jul.Cal. (19 Dec 1608 greg.))


  • Death of Mate 27 August 1652 Jul.Cal. (6 Sep 1652 greg.) (Elizabeth Hall)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 8 September 1656 Jul.Cal. (18 Sep 1656 greg.) (Age 82)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from Bishop Hall, his life and times by John Jones (London: L. B. Seeley and Son, 1826), p. 2: "I was born July 1, 1574, at five of the clock in the morning, in Bristow-Park, within the Parish of Ashby de la Zouch, a Town in Leicestershire, of honest and well allowed parentage."


  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Eight)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (Anglican bishop)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet