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William Lilly

Birthplace: Diseworth, Leicestershire, UK
Death: Died in Hersham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of William Lilly and Alice Lilly
Husband of Ellen Lilly; Jane Lilly and Ruth Lilly
Brother of Robert Lilly and Susan Beufoy

Occupation: Astrologer
Managed by: Graham Cox
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About William Lilly

William Lilly (11 May [O.S. 1 May] 1602 – 9 June 1681), was an English astrologer famed during his time. Lilly was particularly adept at interpreting the astrological charts drawn up for horary questions, as this was his specialty.

Lilly caused much controversy in 1652 for allegedly predicting the Great Fire of London some 14 years before it happened. For this reason many people believed that he might have started the fire, but there is no evidence to support these claims. He was tried for the offence in Parliament but was found to be innocent.

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William Lilly's Timeline

May 1, 1602
Diseworth, Leicestershire, UK
June 9, 1681
Age 79
Hersham, Surrey, England, United Kingdom
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom