Savage, Richard

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Savage, Richard Gender: M
Richard Smith
born on 16 January 1697 Jul.Cal. (26 Jan 1697 greg.) at 06:00 (= 06:00 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 07°10' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 23°40 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 02°56'

Richard Savage


English poet best known as the subject of Samuel Johnson's Life of Savage, originally published anonymously in 1744, on which is based one of the most elaborate of Johnson's Lives of the English Poets.

He died at the Bristol Newgate Prison on 1 August 1743, probably from liver failure brought on by drinking.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • friend relationship with Johnson, Samuel (born 7 September 1709 Jul.Cal. (18 Sep 1709 greg.))
  • friend relationship with Pope, Alexander (born 21 May 1688 Jul.Cal. (31 May 1688 greg.))


  • Death, Cause unspecified 1 August 1743 Jul.Cal. (12 Aug 1743 greg.) (Age 46)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes from The life of Samuel Johnson by James Boswell (Talboys, 1826), p. 123: "From the earl of Macclesfield's case, which, in 1697-8, was presented to the lords, in order to procure an act of divorce, it appears that, 'Anne, countess of Macclesfield, under the name of Madam Smith, was delivered of a male child in Fox -court, near Brook-street, Holborn, by Mrs. Wright, a midwife, on Saturday, the 16th of January, 1696-7, at six o'clock in the morning, who was baptized on the Monday following, and registered by the name of Richard, the son of John Smith ...' ... Conformable to this statement is the entry in the register of St. Andrew's, Holborn, ... Jan. 1696-7. 'Richard, son of John Smith and Mary, in Fox-court, in Gray's-Inn-lane, baptized the 18th.'" This date in 1697 Old Style was indeed a Saturday.


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Abuse Alcohol
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet