William Webb Ellis

William Webb Ellis bio

Birth Name: William Webb Ellis

Occupation: Inventor

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: November 24, 1806

Date Of Death: January 24, 1872

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: British

William Webb Ellis was born on the 24th of November, 1806. He was popular for being a Inventor. Anglican priest who allegedly invented the sport of rugby. The winner of the Rugby World Cup receives the William Webb Ellis Cup, a prize named in Ellis’ memory.

William Webb Ellis was born in England. He was a cricketer while studying at the Rugby School in Warwickshire, England. He went on to play the sport at Brasenose College, Oxford. One of Ellis’ Rugby School classmates, Matthew Bloxam (an amateur historian and archaeologist), claimed that Ellis had been the originator of the game of rugby.

William Webb Ellis was a Sagittarius and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Webb Ellis was born in 1800s.

William Webb Ellis 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 Webb Ellis’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 Webb Ellis’s parents.

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Personal Life

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William Webb Ellis was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: William Webb Ellis
BIRTH SIGN: Sagittarius
DEATH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: William Webb Ellis was a Sagittarius. People of this zodiac sign like freedom, travel, philosophy, being outdoors and dislike clingy people, constrained, off-the-wall theories. The strengths of this sign are being generous, idealistic, sense of humor, while weaknesses can be to promise more than can deliver, impatient and say anything no matter how undiplomatic. The greatest overall compatibility with Sagittarius is Gemini and Aries.

Chinese Zodiac: William Webb Ellis was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: William Webb Ellis had a ruling planet of Jupiter and has a ruling planet of Jupiter and by astrological associations Thursday is ruled by Jupiter. This planet represents abundance, prosperity and the principle of expansion. People who are born with Jupirer as the ruling planet are optimistic and have a big appetite for life.

William Webb Ellis’s birth sign is Sagittarius and he had a ruling planet of Jupiter.

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