William Marsden

William Marsden bio

Birth Name: William Marsden

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Ireland

Date Of Birth: November 16, 1754

Date Of Death: October 6, 1836

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Not available

William Marsden was born on the 16th of November, 1754. He was popular for being a Novelist. Remembered as a senior member of the Royal Navy’s Admiralty during the Napoleonic Wars, this Irishman also became famous as the author of A Dictionary of the Malayan Language and The History of Sumatra, both of which were written based on his experiences in Sumatra as an employee of the East India Company.

William Marsden was born in Ireland. After graduating from Trinity College, Dublin, and subsequently living and working in Benkulen, Sumatra, he earned a civil law degree from Oxford University. In 1783, he became a member of The Royal Society of London for Improving Natural Knowledge (also known as The Royal Society).

William Marsden was a Scorpio and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Marsden was born in 1750s.

William Marsden 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".


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

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Personal Life

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William Marsden was born in the Year of the Dog.

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REAL NAME: William Marsden
BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: William Marsden was a Scorpio. People of this zodiac sign like truth, being right, longtime friends, teasing, and dislike dishonesty, revealing secrets, passive people. The strengths of this sign are being resourceful, brave, passionate, a true friend, while weaknesses can be distrusting, jealous, secretive and violent. The greatest overall compatibility with Scorpio is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: William Marsden was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are fiercely loyal and can always keep a secret. They're not afraid of the hardships in life, but they also tend to worry too much sometimes.

Ruling Planet: William Marsden had a ruling planet of Pluto and has a ruling planet of Pluto. Back the early 2,000 B.C. the outer planets, Uranus and Neptune were not yet discovered, since the telescope had not yet been invented. Astrologers and astronomers could only work with planets visible to the eye.

William Marsden’s birth sign is Scorpio and he had a ruling planet of Pluto.

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