Lang, Cosmo Gordon

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Lang, Cosmo Gordon Gender: M
William Cosmo Gordon Lang
born on 31 October 1864 at 15:55 (= 3:55 PM )
Place Fyvie, Scotland, 57n25, 2w23
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 08°31' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°16 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 21°37'

Cosmo Gordon Lang


Scottish ecclesiastic, an Anglican prelate who served as Archbishop of York (1908–1928) and Archbishop of Canterbury (1928–1942). His rapid elevation to Archbishop of York, within 18 years of his ordination, is unprecedented in modern Church of England history. As Archbishop of Canterbury during the abdication crisis of 1936, he took a strong moral stance, his comments in a subsequent broadcast being widely condemned as uncharitable towards the departed king.

He presided over the 1930 Lambeth Conference, which gave limited church approval to the use of contraception. After denouncing the Italian invasion of Abyssinia in 1935 and strongly condemning European anti-semitism, Lang later supported the appeasement policies of the British government. In May 1937 he presided over the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Lang died from heart failure on 5 December 1945. He was due to speak in a Lords debate on conditions in Central Europe that day. On his way to Kew Gardens station to catch the London train, he collapsed and was taken to hospital, but was found to be dead on arrival.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • role played of/by Jacobi, Derek (born 22 October 1938). Notes: 2010 film "The King's Speech"


  • Work : New Career 1890 (Ordained Roman Catholic)
  • Work : New Job 1938 (Archbishop of Canterbury, four years)

Source Notes

Paul Wright collection, B.C.

On 3 August 2017 Sy Scholfield forwarded birth registry entry and upgraded rating to BC/BR in hand [1].


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Heart
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease (Heart)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western (R.C. minister and archbishop)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy