More, Thomas

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More, Thomas Gender: M
born on 7 February 1478 Jul.Cal. (16 Feb 1478 greg.) at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°23' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 14°39 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 05°50'

Thomas More


British writer, humanist and politician who held office under Henry VIII and became Lord Chancellor in 1529. Born to an eminent London judge, he was educated at Oxford, studying law, Greek and Latin through 1498.

More married Jane Colt and they had four children. After her death in 1511, he married a widow, Alice Middleton. His masterpiece, "Utopia" was published in 1516.

Following the death of Henry VII, More rose to great prominence. He became privy councilor under Henry VIII and master of requests in 1517. From there he became under treasurer in 1521 and then speaker of the House of Commons in 1523, which led to the position of Lord Chancellor. He was opposed to King Henry's divorce and when Henry broke with the Pope, More refused to accept the king as head of an independent English church. On 17 April 1534, he was arrested and charged with treason. One year and three months later, on 6 July 1535, 9:00 AM LAT, Tower Hill, London, he was beheaded.

More was beatified in 1886 and on 19 May 1935, 400 years after his death, he was canonized as a Roman Catholic Saint.

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  • Social : Begin a program of study 1492 (Two years at Oxford University)
  • Death of Mate 1511 (First wife, Jane, died)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1516 (Book, "Utopia" published)
  • Work : New Job 1517 (Master of Requests)
  • Work : New Job 1521 (Under Treasurer)
  • Work : New Job 1523 (Speaker of the House of Commons)
  • Work : New Job 1529 (Lord Chancellor)
  • Work : Fired/Laid off/Quit 1532 (Resigned as Lord Chancellor)
  • Death by Execution 6 July 1535 Jul.Cal. (16 July 1535 greg.) at 09:00 AM in London (Beheaded, age 57)
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  • Social : Great Publicity 19 May 1935 (canonized as catholic saint)
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Source Notes

Martin Marvey in AJ spring 1967 gives this date, Saturday, February 7, "as recorded in Latin by his father." Harvey gives 9 Sag Asc in Nativitas I, that is 2:51 AM GMT. (New Year began on March 25th, the Annunciation Calendar, so it was 1477/78 OS. The correction to NS is plus nine days.)

(Formerly, Roscoe Hope quoted a manuscript in John More's hand at Trinity College, Cambridge, that records his son's birth, "On the Friday next after the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, between two and three in the morning." His father added on the margin, later in a different shade of ink, "Namely, on the 7th of February.")


  • Traits : Personality : Principled strongly
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Civil/ Political (Treason)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Executed (Beheaded)
  • Personal : Death : Unusual (Beheaded)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office (Lord Chancellor)
  • Vocation : Religion : Saint/ Stigmatist (Canonized as a Saint, Beatified)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Royal advisor)