English History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 1,324

  • 1940-10-04 12 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-10-31 Battle of Britain, fought between the RAF and Luftwaffe over the English Channel and southern England, ends
  • 1940-11-14 During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England
  • 1940-11-16 World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
  • 1941-04-11 Germany blitzes Conventry, England
  • 1941-05-05 2 Fokker employees flee Nazi occupied Netherlands to England
  • 1941-05-11 1st Messerschmidt 109F shot down above England
  • 1941-08-16 HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
  • 1941-10-31 Clothing factory fire in Huddersfield, England kills 49
  • 1942-02-12 German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen escape from Brest to Germany in a dash up the English Channel

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1942-02-13 Hitler's Operation Sealion, the invasion of England, is cancelled

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler

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1944-01-15 General Eisenhower arrives in England

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1944-06-18 German submarine U-767 sunk by English Navy destroyers in the English Channel
  • 1944-07-01 2,500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs
  • 1944-07-19 General Bradley flies to England
  • 1944-08-23 US B-24 crashes into school in Freckelton England, 76 killed

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1944-12-15 Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1945-03-29 World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England.
  • 1945-08-08 England & Australian Services draw 4th Victory Test
  • 1945-09-30 Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43
  • 1946-03-01 British government nationalises and takes control of the Bank of England, after 252 years
  • 1947-01-06 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test
  • 1948-01-21 W Indies v England, Test debut Walcott, Weekes & Jim Laker
  • 1948-02-13 Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
  • 1948-04-01 H H H Johnson's debut as a bowler for West Indies to win v England 10-96
  • 1948-07-27 Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley

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1948-09-01 Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1949-03-09 England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes
  • 1949-09-17 8th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton GC, England
  • 1950-06-29 West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks to Ramadhin & Valentine
  • 1950-07-22 Frank Worrell completes 261 v England at Trent Bridge

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1950-08-08 Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)

  • 1950-08-16 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
  • 1950-08-22 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
  • 1950-09-26 Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
  • 1951-04-16 British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
  • 1951-09-11 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes
  • 1951-09-24 Industrial estate opens at Harlow New Town, England
  • 1952-08-15 9 inches of rain fall creates a 20 ft wave in Lynmouth, England, killing 34

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1952-09-19 The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1952-12-04 Killer fogs begin in London, England; "Smog" becomes a word
  • 1953-10-03 10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England
  • 1954-03-19 Weekes, Worrell & Walcott complete centuries in innings for the West Indies v England
  • 1955-07-14 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascot racecourse, England
  • 1956-03-09 Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England
  • 1956-07-06 85th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 286 at Hoylake England
  • 1956-07-16 King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
  • 1956-10-17 England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens
  • 1957-01-16 Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance
  • 1957-02-20 Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 v England, 13 wkts for match
  • 1957-06-13 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Mass
  • 1957-07-05 Tom Graveney of England scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge
  • 1957-10-05 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
  • 1957-12-04 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's, England)
  • 1958-04-04 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)
  • 1958-06-20 NZ all out 47 v England at Lord's, Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17
  • 1958-07-10 1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed)
  • 1959-01-30 Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test v England, Adelaide Oval
  • 1959-06-11 Saunders-Roe SR.N1, the first practical hovercraft, performs its first public flight
  • 1959-06-18 1st telecast transmitted from England to US
  • 1959-07-25 SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours.
  • 1959-07-27 Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India v England on debut
  • 1959-08-24 England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India

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1959-10-09 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England

Ex-soldier, drifter Lee Harvey Oswald
Ex-soldier, drifter
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1960-01-12 Sobers & Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt v England
  • 1960-01-30 Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England
  • 1960-06-24 Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's
  • 1961-09-21 Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel both ways (44 miles)
  • 1961-09-22 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min at 42.
  • 1961-10-14 14th Ryder Cup: US wins, 14½-9½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes, England
  • 1962-07-11 Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
  • 1963-01-12 Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England
  • 1963-05-15 Tottenham Hotspur of England win 3rd European Cup winner's Cup against Atlético Madrid of Spain 5-1 at Rotterdam
  • 1963-08-08 Great Train Robbery in England, £2.6 million ($7.3 million)
  • 1964-01-14 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row
  • 1964-02-09 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
  • 1964-02-22 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
  • 1964-03-27 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)
  • 1964-03-28 1st pirate radio station near England (Radio Caroline)
  • 1964-07-28 England all out 611 in reply to Australia's 8-656 Match a draw
  • 1964-09-21 Constellation (US) beats Sovereign (England) in 20th America's Cup
  • 1964-11-29 Roman Catholic Church in US replaces Latin with English
  • 1965-05-19 West Ham United of England win 5th European Cup Winner's Cup against 1860 München of West Germany 2-0 in London
  • 1965-08-12 Dame Elizabeth Lane becomes first female English High Court judge
  • 1965-10-08 Post Office Tower opens in London, tallest building in England
  • 1965-10-09 16th Ryder Cup: US wins 19½-12½ at Royal Birkdale, England
  • 1966-01-29 Lawry & Simpson complete 244 opening stand v England, Adelaide
  • 1966-02-16 Bob Cowper makes 307 v England at the MCG, 727 mins, 20 fours
  • 1966-05-05 Borussia Dortmund of West Germany win 6th European Cup Winner's Cup against Liverpool of England 2-1 in Glasgow
  • 1966-05-06 Myra Hindley and Ian Brady are sentenced to life imprisonment for the Moors Murders in England.
  • 1966-07-30 FIFA World Cup: England beats West Germany 4-2 for football's 8th World Cup in London
  • 1966-09-29 Bechuanaland gains independence from England, becomes Botswana
  • 1966-12-31 Pirate Radio 390 (Radio Invicata) off England, resumes transmitting
  • 1967-02-08 Pirate Radio UKGM (England) closes down
  • 1967-02-27 Dominica gains independence from England
  • 1967-07-03 "News at 10" premieres on British TV
  • 1967-07-28 Pirate Radio Station 390 (Radio Invicta) (England) closes down
  • 1967-09-08 The formal end of steam traction in the North East of England by British Railways.
  • 1967-09-11 Beatles' Magical Mystery Bus driven around England
  • 1968-03-01 Pirate Radio Atlantis South (England) begins test transmitting

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 4,661

  • 1862-04-25 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1862-06-06 Henry John Newbolt, English sea historian/poet
  • 1862-07-02 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1862-08-05 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", Leicester, England (d. 1890)
  • 1862-10-13 Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)
  • 1862-11-04 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)

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1863-01-17 David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1916-22), born in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Lancashire, England (d. 1945)

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • 1863-02-09 Anthony Hope [Hopkins], novelist, born in London, England
  • 1863-03-10 E. J. Ratcliffe, English stage and screen actor, born in London (d. 1948)
  • 1863-04-17 Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician (d. 1940)
  • 1863-06-13 Lady Lucy Duff Gordon, English fashion designer (d. 1935)
  • 1863-07-21 C[harles] Aubrey Smith, actor (Prisoner of Zenda), born in London, England
  • 1863-11-21 Arthur Quiller-Couch, [Q], editor (Oxford Book of English Verse)
  • 1864-01-28 Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English engineer - inventor of the first compression ignition engine (d. 1927)
  • 1864-02-14 Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)
  • 1864-04-09 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical Engineer and Inventor, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1864-06-02 Ben Webster, actor (Old Curiosity Shop), born in London, England
  • 1864-09-28 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)
  • 1864-11-28 James Allen English writer (d. 1912)
  • 1865-02-09 Mrs [Beatrice] Patrick Campbell, England, actress (Pygmalion)
  • 1865-02-21 John Haden Badley, English school founder (d. 1967)
  • 1865-02-28 Wilfred Grenfell, England, medical missionary
  • 1865-03-21 Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, English historian and politician, born in London (d. 1940)
  • 1865-05-18 William Heinemann, England, publisher (Chemical Instrumental)
  • 1865-06-19 May Whitty, actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England
  • 1865-07-18 Laurence Housman, England, author/playwright (Victoria Regina)
  • 1865-09-26 Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, English pilot and ornithologist (d. 1937)
  • 1865-10-12 Arthur Harden, English chemist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1940)
  • 1865-10-27 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (d. 1958)
  • 1865-12-04 Edith Louisa Cavell, England, nurse (WW I)

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1865-12-30 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1936)

  • 1866-01-20 Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
  • 1866-02-15 Bannister Fletcher, architect & architectural historian, born in London, England
  • 1866-02-24 Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
  • 1866-06-03 George Howells Broadhurst, English director (d. 1952)
  • 1866-06-20 Lord George ESMH Carnarvon, England, egyptologist (Tutanchamon)
  • 1866-07-25 Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist

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1866-07-28 Beatrix Potter, English children's author and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit"), born in London (d. 1943)

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1866-08-17 Julia Marlowe, English actress (d. 1950)

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1866-09-21 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (War of the Worlds, Kipps), born in Bromley, Kent (d. 1946)

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1866-11-08 Herbert Austin, English automobile pioneer (d. 1941)
  • 1866-12-14 Roger Fry, English artist and art critic (d. 1934)
  • 1867-01-01 Charles Edward Montague, English author/critic (Fiery Particles)
  • 1867-02-09 Edward Naylor, English composer and organist, born in Scarborough (d. 1934)
  • 1867-02-17 William Cadbury, England, chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury)
  • 1867-03-15 Lionel Pigot Johnson, England, poet/critic (Ireland & Other Poems)
  • 1867-05-27 Arnold Bennett, Hanley Staffordshire, English novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)
  • 1867-07-02 Herbert Prior, England, actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire)

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1867-08-03 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), born in Bewdley, England (d. 1947)

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • 1867-08-14 John Galsworthy, England, author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932)
  • 1867-09-19 Arthur Rackham, England, artist/illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales)
  • 1867-09-27 Rosa Lewis, society caterer/owner (Cavandish Hotel-England)
  • 1868-03-15 Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)

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1868-04-10 George Arliss, actor (Devil, Green Goddess), born in London, England

  • 1868-04-25 John Bevins Moisant, pioneer aviator, first to cross English Channel with passenger and a cat, killed in New Orleans whose present day airport was originally name for him. (D. 1910)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1868-06-06 Robert Falcon Scott, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1912)

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott
  • 1868-06-21 Edwin Stephen Goodrich, English zoologist (d. 1946)
  • 1868-06-30 C V France, Bradford England, actor (Skin Game, Adventure in Blackmail)

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1868-07-14 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist (Desert & The Sown), born in Washington Hall, County Durham, England (d. 1926)

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • 1868-08-07 Granville Bantock, English composer/conductor (Hebridean Symphony)
  • 1868-08-12 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • 1868-10-23 Frederick Lanchester, , English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), born in London, England
  • 1869-02-14 Charles Wilson, English physicist (Wilson cloud chamber-Nobel)
  • 1869-03-03 Henry J Wood, English conductor (Gentle Art of Singing, Proms)

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1869-03-18 [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister (C, 1937-40), born in Birmingham, England

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 1869-05-02 Tyrone Power Sr, actor (Alexanders Ragtime Band), born in London, England
  • 1869-08-09 Randle Ayrton, Chester England, actor (Manxman)
  • 1869-10-11 Frederic Norton, English composer (Chu Chin Chow), born in Broughton-in-Salford (d. 1946)
  • 1869-10-14 Joseph Duveen, England, art connoisseur (Elgin marbles)
  • 1869-10-30 Lawrence Grant, actor (Bulldog Drummond), born in Bournemouth, England
  • 1869-12-02 Jonas Cohn, German/English philosopher (Theory of the Dialects)
  • 1870-01-04 Percy Pitt, English composer (BBC), born in London (d. 1932)
  • 1870-02-12 Marie Lloyd, English music-hall performer (d. 1922)
  • 1870-03-04 Thomas Sturge Moore, English poet (d. 1944)
  • 1870-07-27 Joseph Hilaire Pierre Belloc, England, author (Path to Rome)
  • 1870-09-02 Marie Ault, [Mary Cragg], Wigan England

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1870-09-22 Charlotte Cooper, English tennis champion and the 1st female Olympic champion in 1900, born in Ealing, England (d. 1966)

Tennis Champion Charlotte Cooper
Tennis Champion
Charlotte Cooper
  • 1870-10-22 Alfred Douglas, English partner of Oscar Wilde (d. 1945)

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1871-01-17 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Nantwich, England (d. 1936)

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 1871-02-18 Harry Brearley, English inventor (d. 1948)
  • 1871-04-06 Alexander, grandson of England's Queen Victoria
  • 1871-07-08 Clement Harris, English composer, born in London (d. 1897)
  • 1871-09-24 Lottie Dod, English athlete (d. 1960)
  • 1871-09-30 John Fabricius, Neth/English stageauthor (Ring of Prophet)
  • 1871-11-03 Albert Goldthorpe, English rugby league footballer
  • 1872-02-24 John Jarvis, England, swimmer (won 108 titles)
  • 1872-05-18 Bertrand Russell, England, mathematician/philosopher (Nobel 1950)
  • 1872-05-31 William Heath Robinson, England, illustrator/cartoonist (Don Quixote)
  • 1872-07-01 Louis Bleriot, 1st man to fly an airplane across English Channel
  • 1872-08-21 Aubrey Beardsley, England, artist (Salome)
  • 1872-08-24 Max Beerbohm, England, caricaturist/writer/wit (Saturday Review)
  • 1872-09-28 Lena Ashwell, England, actress/theatrical manager (Kingsway)
  • 1872-09-28 Tom Terriss, director (His Buddy's Wife, Sumuru), born in London, England
  • 1872-10-12 Ralph Vaughan Williams, Down Amp England, composer (Hugh the Drover)
  • 1872-11-03 Wilfred Trotter, Coleford Gloucestershire, English surgeon who was a pioneer in neurosurgery, popularized the concept of herd instinct, and was an authority in cancers of the head and neck
  • 1872-12-08 John Cowper Powys, English writer (Wolf Solent) and critic, Born in Shirley, Derbyshire (d. 1963)
  • 1873-01-16 Boyd Alexander, English explorer
  • 1873-03-11 David Horsley, English-born film executive (d. 1933)
  • 1873-04-28 Harold Bauer, English/US pianist (Beethoven-Association)
  • 1873-09-01 Guy Standing, English actor (Cradle Song)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 2,314

  • 1807-04-09 John Opie, English painter (The Murder of Rizzio), dies at 46
  • 1807-07-13 Henry Benedict Stuart, Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
  • 1807-12-03 Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies
  • 1807-12-21 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist (b. 1725)
  • 1808-05-28 Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (b. 1720)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1809-06-08 Thomas Paine, English/American writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • 1809-08-18 Matthew Boulton, English manufacturer and engineer (b. 1728)
  • 1809-11-09 Paul Sandby, English cartographer (b. 1725)
  • 1811-02-09 Nevil Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal of England (1765-1811), dies

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1811-03-14 Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, British Prime Minister (1768-70), dies at 75

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy
  • 1811-09-30 Thomas Percy, English bishop of Dromore, dies at 82
  • 1811-10-15 Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (b. 1735)
  • 1811-12-08 Eliza Poe, English-born American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Poe (b. 1787)

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1812-10-13 Isaac Brock, English general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle at 43

British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock
  • 1812-12-12 John Malchair, German-born English artist, violinist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1812-12-27 Joanna Southcott, an English self-described religious prophetess.
  • 1813-06-17 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (b. 1726)
  • 1813-08-11 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), dies at 68
  • 1814-04-12 Charles Burney, English music historian (b. 1726)
  • 1814-07-19 Matthew Flinders, English cartographer (Australia coast), dies at 40
  • 1815-01-15 Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (b. 1761
  • 1815-07-06 Samuel Whitbread, English politician, dies at 51

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1817-07-18 Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), dies at 41

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 1818-05-14 Matthew Gregory Lewis, English novelist (b. 1775)
  • 1818-11-17 Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, dies
  • 1819-01-14 Peter Pindar, English satirist (b. 1738)
  • 1819-05-02 Mary Moser, English painter (b. 1744)

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1820-06-19 Joseph Banks, English natural historian (Cook/Australia), dies

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks

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1821-02-23 John Keats, English Romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), dies of tuberculosis at 25 in Rome

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1821-04-22 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher, dies at 52
  • 1821-07-04 Richard Cosway, English artist (b. 1742)
  • 1821-12-12 Phoebe Hessel, English woman who disguised herself as a man to serve in the British Army, probably to be with her lover, Samuel Golding, dies at 108
  • 1822-06-19 John Bray, English-born American composer (The Indian Princess), dies on his 40th birthday
  • 1822-07-08 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29
  • 1823-01-26 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, dies at 73
  • 1823-02-07 Ann Radcliffe (Ward), English poet/author of horror novels, dies at 58
  • 1823-02-26 John P Kemble, English actor/director (Covent Garden), dies at 66
  • 1824-02-22 John Davy, English composer, dies at 60
  • 1824-05-26 Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751)
  • 1824-12-21 James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)
  • 1825-01-14 George Dance the Younger, English architect (b. 1741)
  • 1827-01-05 Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
  • 1827-06-26 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny), dies at 73

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1827-08-12 William Blake, English poet/painter, dies at 69

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake
  • 1828-01-25 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron, dies at 42
  • 1828-12-22 William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist (b. 1766)
  • 1829-05-16 William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56
  • 1830-01-07 Thomas Lawrence, English painter (b. 1769)
  • 1831-04-20 John Abernethy, English surgeon (b. 1764)
  • 1831-06-08 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English actress (Lady Macbeth), dies at 75
  • 1831-08-22 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • 1832-02-03 George Crabbe, English vicar/poet (Borough), dies at 77
  • 1832-03-30 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77
  • 1832-06-06 Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)
  • 1833-05-15 Edmund Kean, English actor (Shylock), dies at 46

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1833-07-29 William Wilberforce, English abolitionist, dies at 73

Abolitionist William Wilberforce
Abolitionist
William Wilberforce
  • 1833-08-24 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist, dies at 65
  • 1834-12-27 Charles Lamb, English essayist (b. 1775)
  • 1835-06-18 William Cobbett, English journalist and author (b. 1763)
  • 1836-04-07 William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)
  • 1837-01-20 John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84
  • 1837-03-31 John Constable, English painter/water colors painter, dies at 60

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1837-05-31 Joseph Grimaldi, English pantomimist and the "greatest clown in history", dies at 57

Greatest Clown in History Joseph Grimaldi
Greatest Clown in History
Joseph Grimaldi
  • 1837-07-24 Charles Hodges, English/Dutch portrait painter
  • 1838-03-22 Hendrik Fagel, Dutch/English baron, dies at 73
  • 1839-08-28 William Smith, English geologist (b. 1769)
  • 1840-01-06 Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)
  • 1840-06-19 John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrial/orangist, dies at 50
  • 1841-02-13 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • 1841-08-24 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
  • 1842-02-18 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)
  • 1842-03-13 Henry Shrapnel, English Army officer and inventor (created the shrapnel shell), dies at 80
  • 1842-04-11 John England, bishop of Charleston Carolina, dies
  • 1842-10-20 Grace Darling, English heroine (b. 1815)
  • 1843-03-21 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), dies at 68
  • 1844-02-16 Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792)
  • 1844-06-15 Thomas Campbell, poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66
  • 1844-08-30 Francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies

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1845-10-12 Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister who is depicted on the British £5 note, dies of a stroke at 65

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry
  • 1846-09-23 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)
  • 1847-06-11 John Franklin, English sea captain and explorer (b. 1786)
  • 1848-05-11 Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781)
  • 1848-08-09 Frederick Marryat, English captain/author (Mr Midshipman Easy), dies
  • 1848-09-24 Branwell Brontë [Patrick Branwell Brontë], English painter and writer and brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne, dies at 31

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1848-12-19 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), dies of tuberculosis at 30

Novelist Emily Brontë
Novelist
Emily Brontë
  • 1849-01-26 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet (Death's Jest-Book), suicide at 45
  • 1849-05-28 Anne Brontë, English novelist (The Tenant of Wildfell Hall), dies at 29
  • 1849-11-13 William Etty, English painter best known for paintings of nudes, dies at 62
  • 1850-04-07 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), dies at 87

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1850-04-23 William Wordsworth, English Romantic poet (The Prelude), dies at 80

  • 1850-07-04 William Kirby, English entomologist (b. 1759)
  • 1852-09-14 Augustus Pugin, English architect (b. 1812)
  • 1852-09-22 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (b. 1783)

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1852-11-27 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, dies of uterine cancer at 36

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 1854-02-17 John Martin, English painter (b. 1789)
  • 1854-04-15 Arthur Aikin, English chemist, mineralogist, and writer (b. 1773)
  • 1854-04-29 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (b. 1768)
  • 1854-11-18 Edward Forbes, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography, dies of an illness at 39
  • 1854-11-25 John G Lockhart, [scorpion], English biographer, dies at 60
  • 1855-01-10 Mary Russell Mitford, English playwright and poet (Julian), dies at 67