Sharp, William

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Sharp, William Gender: M
born on 12 September 1855 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )
Place Paisley, Scotland, 55n50, 4w26
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 19°13' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 01°35 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 11°17'

William Sharp


Scottish writer, of poetry and literary biography in particular, who from 1893 wrote also as Fiona MacLeod, a pseudonym kept almost secret during his lifetime. He died on 12 December 1905 at at Ducea di Nelson, Bronte, Sicily.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites data from Sharp's wife Elizabeth A. Sharp quoted in "Letters to W. B. Yeats, Volume 1" by Richard J. Finneran (MacMillan/Columbia University Press, 1977), p. 193: "Dear Mr. Yeats, I have just heard from an old friend an item regarding my husband's birth that is valuable in regard to his horoscope. That is, that he was born about two o'clock, on Friday the 12th. September." She had previously written to him stating that his birth was "about midday" when "the bells were ringing and she was told it was because Sebastopol was taken [during the Crimean War]." (p. 176).


  • Vocation : Writers : Biographer (Literary biography)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet