As per our current Database, William Webb Ellis is still alive (as per Wikipedia, Last update: May 10, 2020).
Currently, William Webb Ellis is 216 years, 2 months and 15 days old. William Webb Ellis will celebrate 217rd birthday on a Friday 24th of November 2023. Below we countdown to William Webb Ellis upcoming birthday.
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|Born||November 24, 1806 (England)|
William Webb Ellis’s zodiac sign is Sagittarius. According to astrologers, Sagittarius is curious and energetic, it is one of the biggest travelers among all zodiac signs. Their open mind and philosophical view motivates them to wander around the world in search of the meaning of life. Sagittarius is extrovert, optimistic and enthusiastic, and likes changes. Sagittarius-born are able to transform their thoughts into concrete actions and they will do anything to achieve their goals.
William Webb Ellis was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.
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.
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.
His father died in combat during the Peninsular War of 1811.
Like Abner Doubleday, who possibly invented baseball, Ellis was a potential founder of a popular sport.