Matthew Webb

Matthew Webb bio

Birth Name: Matthew Webb

Occupation: Swimmer

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: January 19, 1848

Date Of Death: July 24, 1883

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: British

Matthew Webb was born on the 19th of January, 1848. He was known for being a Swimmer. Swimmer who on August 25, 1875 became the first documented person to swim the English Channel without artificial aid.

Matthew Webb was born in England. He was second mate on a ship, and won the Stanhope Medal for heroically jumping in the ocean in an attempt to save a drowning crew member. Swimming the English Channel brought him great fame, which he used to publish a book, titled “The Art of Swimming.”

Matthew Webb was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Matthew Webb was born in 1840s.

Matthew Webb is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


Matthew’s education details are not available at this time. Please check back soon for updates.


Matthew Webb’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Matthew Webb’s parents.

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, Matthew Webb kept his personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

Matthew Webb was born in the Year of the Monkey.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Matthew Webb
BIRTH SIGN: Capricorn
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Matthew Webb was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Matthew Webb was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign love to make people laugh and are generally energetic and upbeat but sometimes lack self-control.

Ruling Planet: Matthew Webb had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

Matthew Webb’s birth sign is Capricorn and he had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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