Petty, William

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Petty, William Gender: M
born on 26 May 1623 Jul.Cal. (5 June 1623 greg.) at 23:45 (= 11:45 PM )
Place Romsey, England, 50n59, 1w30
Timezone LMT m1w30 (is local mean time)
Data source
Orig source not known
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 14°45' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 12°42 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 17°45'

William Petty


British political economist and physicist. He went to the sea as a boy and wound up on the coast of France. After serving in the English Navy for a while, he became a medical student in 1644. Achieving a Doctorate in Physics in 1647, he became a Professor of Anatomy in 1651.

He is recognized for conducting the first scientific survey in 1652 and engineered a map of Ireland by 1673. Writing a major work on taxes in 1662, he was acknowledged as an economic expert.

Died on 16 December 1687 in London, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Graunt, John (born 24 April 1620 Jul.Cal. (4 May 1620 greg.))


  • Death, Cause unspecified 16 December 1687 Jul.Cal. (26 Dec 1687 greg.) in London (Age 64)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Wemy No.156 quotes Ashmole Ms No.192. (May 26, 1623 OS)


  • Vocation : Military : Military service
  • Vocation : Science : Physics (Doctorate)
  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (First scientific surveyor)
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer (Cartographer)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book