Sunday 21 April 2013

Nathanael Greene, 1742-1786 (Major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War)

* Nathanael Greene, who rose from the lowest military rank to that of Major General, had transformative Pluto conjunct his Moon, both in Scorpio.

Nathanael Greene (August 7 [O.S. July 27] 1742 – June 19, 1786, frequently misspelled Nathaniel) was a major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer. Many places in the United States are named for him. Greene suffered financial difficulties in the post-war years and died suddenly of sunstroke in 1786.

Read more from his Wikipedia biography.

Photo credit: Original portrait painted from life in 1783 by Charles Wilson Peale. The original portrait was copied by C.W. Peale, as well as his son, Rembrandt, multiple times.



BIRTH DATA: 27 July 1742 [OS], about 13:30 (1:30 p.m.) LMT (+4:45:41), Potowomut, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations [now Rhode Island, United States] (41n39, 71w25). ASC: about 23 Scorpio. RR: C (approximate time from family genealogy). SOURCE: Sy Scholfield (c) quotes the "Geneology of the family . . . written in full by General George Sears Greene" as transcribed in The Life of Nathanael Greene edited by George Greene (New York: G. P. Putnam and Son, 1867; Bedford: Applewood Books, 2009), p. 581: "Our son Nathanael was born the twenty-seventh day of fifth month, 1742, about one or two o'clock in the afternoon of the third day of the week."

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