Pell, John

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Pell, John Gender: M
born on 1 March 1611 Jul.Cal. (11 Mar 1611 greg.) at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Southwick, England, 50n50, 0w13
Timezone LMT m0w13 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Harvey
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 20°32' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 15°14 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 17°30'

John Pell


British scientist, a brilliant linguist and mathematician. He was the son of a non-conformist clergyman who died when the boy was five and left the legacy of a good library. Pell was a bright and multi-lingual student and very handsome. Famed in philosophy and math, he established a school in Sussex.

Married in 1632, he had eight kids. Also unpractical and improvident, he struggled with his financial position and died in poverty 12 December 1685.

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  • Death of Father 1617 (When he was five)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1632 (Lasting)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 12 December 1685 Jul.Cal. (22 Dec 1685 greg.) (Age 74)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Martin Harvey in Nativitas I, "His youngest uncle guessed 'about noon.'"

Sy Scholfield quotes a different time in G. Long's book, "The Penny Cyclopædia" (Oxford University, 1840), p. 387: "Pell ... was born at Southwick in Sussex, March 1st, 1610, where his father was minister. From an astrological horoscope, preserved among Ashmole's collections at Oxford, we learn that he was born at 21 minutes after one o'clock in the noon of that day."


  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (Age five when dad died)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Eight)
  • Lifestyle : Financial : On the edge (Impractical; died in poverty)
  • Vocation : Science : Mathematics/ Statistics (Mathematician)
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Languages
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession