Ned Ludd (circa 1779)
They say he is on an equal footing to Robin Hood: obviously a legend in his own lunchtime. Ned Ludd is not someone we can pin down to do a birth chart for, so we will have to accept his symbolic status.
Supposedly, Ludd was a weaver from Anstey, near Leicester, England. In 1779, either after being whipped for idleness or after being taunted by local youths, he smashed two knitting frames in what was described as a “fit of passion”. This story is traceable to an article in The Nottingham Review on 20 December 1811, but there is no independent evidence of its truth. John Blackner’s book History of Nottingham, also published in 1811, provides a variant tale, of a lad called “Ludlam” who was told by his father, a framework-knitter, to “square his needles”. Ludlam took a hammer and “beat them into a heap”. News of the incident spread, and whenever frames were sabotaged, people would jokingly say “Ned Ludd did it”Wikipedia
If it was signed by the Clerk, Ned Ludd, it must be real, right?