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William Webb Ellis (Inventor) - Age, Birthday, Bio, Facts, Family, Net Worth, Height & More

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William Webb Ellis
Pastor William Webb Ellis is an English Anglican chaplain who is said to have invented rugby when he was a student at rugby school. According to legend, Webb Ellis picked up the ball and ran with it during a school soccer match in 1823, creating a style of "rugby" play. Although the story has become firmly anchored in the folklore of the sport, it is not supported by evidence and is considered by most rugby historians to be an origin myth. The William Webb Ellis Cup is awarded to the winners of the Rugby World Championship.
BornNovember 24, 1806, Salford, Lancashire, England
DiedJanuary 24, 1872, Menton, Alpes-Maritimes, France

About William Webb Ellis

Inventor William Webb Ellis was born on November 24, 1806 in England (He dies at the age of 65, on January 27, 1872).

Rugby is said to have been conceived by an Anglican priest. The Inventor William Webb Ellis Cup, named after Ellis, is awarded to the champion of the Rugby World Cup.

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William Webb Ellis before becoming famous

William Webb Ellis was born in the Zodiac sign Sagittarius (The Centaur/Archer), and 1806 is the year of the Chinese Zodiac Tiger (兎).

While at the Rugby School in Warwickshire, England, he was a cricketer. He continued to play the sport at Oxford's Brasenose College.

Achievement of William Webb Ellis

Matthew Bloxam (an amateur historian and archaeologist), one of Ellis' Rugby School contemporaries, claimed that Ellis was the inventor of rugby.

William Webb Ellis's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

During the Peninsular War of 1811, his father was killed in action.

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Ellis, like War Hero Abner Doubleday, a possible inventor of baseball, was a possible pioneer of a popular sport.

William Webb Ellis Income & Net worth

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William Webb Ellis Height and Weight

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Latest information about William Webb Ellis updated on March 17 2023.