Stephenson, George

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Stephenson, George Gender: M
born on 9 June 1781
Place Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 54n59, 1w35
Timezone LMT m1w35 (is local mean time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 18°53' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif or s_aqucol.18.gif

George Stephenson


English civil engineer and mechanical engineer who built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use steam locomotives, the Liverpool and Manchester Railway which opened in 1830. Renowned as the "Father of Railways", the Victorians considered him a great example of diligent application and thirst for improvement, with self-help advocate Samuel Smiles particularly praising his achievements. His rail gauge of 4 feet 8 1⁄2 inches (1,435 mm), sometimes called "Stephenson gauge", is the standard gauge by name and by convention for most of the world's railways by far.

He died 12 August 1848

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 12 August 1848 (Pleurisy, age 67)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified to 22.03.40 LMT


  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease
  • Vocation : Engineer : Civil
  • Vocation : Engineer : Mechanical
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Father of Railways)