Photographer Yuga Kurita, Tokyo

Not that everything important happens during Solar and Lunar eclipses, but many major events in our lives do. Numerous important rulers, kings, presidents, leaders and CEO’s are born or have died during the eclipse times.

Many ancient tales speak about these fantastic happenings and some big events that surrounded them at the time: earthquakes, fires, wars, births and deaths of kings.

Here is a short list that includes births or deaths of some famous kings, queens and their families:

Charles, Prince of Wales, born two weeks after a Total Solar eclipse in Scorpio 14 November 1948 at 21:14 in London UK.

Princess Diana died in a car crash a day prior to a Solar eclipse on Aug 31, 1997.

Sarah, Duchess of York (Sarah Margaret Ferguson) was born 15 October 1959 at 09:03 London, UK 14 days after a Solar eclipse. Her mother Susan Barrantes died in a car crash 14 days after a Lunar eclipse 19 September 1998.

Prince William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor-Mountbatten born 21 June 1982 at 21:03 in Paddington, England was born with Sun in Cancer Conjoined NN exactly on the day of a Solar Eclipse

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton Duchess Cambridge was born 9 January 1982 on the day of a Lunar eclipse in Cancer.

Leopold III, King of Belgium was born between two eclipses: a Lunar eclipse in Taurus and a Solar eclipse in Scorpio 3 November 1901 at 15:05 in Brussels, Belgium. His wife Astrid died in a car accident 8/29/1935

Abdullah II, King of Jordan was also born between two eclipses, 30 January 1962 at 05:23 in Amman, Jordan – few days before Solar eclipse in Aquarius – He became a king after his father Hussein, King of Jordan died two days after an eclipse in Leo 2/06/1999

Louis XV, King of France was born the day of a Lunar eclipse in Leo, 15 February 1710 at 08:18 in Versailles, France

Charles VII, King of France was born on the day of a Solar eclipse 22 February 1403 in Paris.

King of Italy Victor Emmanuel II born Vittorio Emanuele Maria Alberto Eugenio has Sun conjunct NN. He was born 14 March 1820 at 01:00 in Turin, Italy during a Solar eclipse.

Bhumipol, King of Thailand – Thai royalty, long-reigning monarch and popular King of Thailand was born 5 December 1927 at 08:45 Cambridge, MA was born two days before a Lunar eclipse.

Peter II, King of Yugoslavia 6 September 1923 at 02:30 Belgrade Serbia Sun conjuct NN born just a few days before a Solar eclipse as well.

Gustaf VI Adolf King of Sweden born 11 November 1882 at 16:25 in Stockholm, Sweden has Sun conjoined NN and he was born on the day of Total Solar Eclipse in Scorpio.

Willem-Alexander, Prince of the Netherlands, Dutch royalty, the first born son of Queen Beatrix and Prince-consort Claus von Amsberg was born with Sun conjoined NN 27 April 1967 at 19:57 Utrecht, Netherlands three days after a Lunar eclipse in Scorpio.

And yes:

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg the CEO of Facebook, one of the 100 influential people of the world and in 2012 in “The All-Time TIME 100 of All Time” was born May 14, 1984 during a Lunar eclipse. Also durnig a Solar eclipse week in May of 2012, his company Facebook, Inc. held an initial public offering on May 17, 2012. Zuckerberg married his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan only two days later, May 19. 2012.

All birth data source: Astrodatabank
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