English History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 1,313

  • 1596-05-26 England, France & Netherlands sign Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
  • 1596-06-30 English/Dutch fleet reach Cadiz
  • 1596-07-05 English fleet under Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, captures Cadiz
  • 1596-10-31 English, French & Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Triple Covenant"
  • 1597-03-12 England routes troops to Amiens

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1597-04-23 William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance

Playwright William Shakespeare
Playwright
William Shakespeare
Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1597-08-11 Germany throws out English sales people
  • 1599-08-15 Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass - Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
  • 1602-01-02 Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English army at Kinsdale
  • 1602-05-15 Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1603-03-24 Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns.

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1603-03-30 Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish
  • 1603-04-05 New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1603-11-17 English explorer, writer and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason.

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
  • 1606-04-12 England adopts the Union Flag, replaced in 1801 by current Union Flag/Union Jack
  • 1607-01-30 Massive flooding in England destroys around 200 square miles of coastline and results in approximately 2,000 casualties
  • 1607-04-26 1st English colony in American lands at Cape Henry, Virginia

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1607-05-13 English colonists, led by John Smith, land near James River in Virginia

Explorer John Smith
Explorer
John Smith
  • 1607-05-14 1st permanent English settlement in New World, Jamestown, Va
  • 1608-08-24 1st English convoy lands at Surat, India
  • 1608-09-29 Captain Newport arrives from England with supplies for colonists
  • 1609-03-12 Bermuda becomes an English colony
  • 1609-06-17 Netherlands, England & France sign 12 year Covenant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1609-08-28 English explorer Henry Hudson, discovers & explores Delaware Bay

Explorer Henry Hudson
Explorer
Henry Hudson
  • 1610-03-21 King James I addresses English House of Commons
  • 1612-08-29 Battle of Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese
  • 1613-03-27 The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy.
  • 1613-07-02 The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall.
  • 1616-04-23 Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England
  • 1616-04-30 King James I of England leaves Brielle/Vlissingen

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1618-01-07 Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon
Statesman/Philosopher
Francis Bacon
  • 1618-10-29 English adventurer, writer, and courtier Sir Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against James I of England.
  • 1619-06-02 England & Netherlands sign treaty about business in the Indies
  • 1619-12-04 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish, England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.
  • 1620-07-31 Pilgrim Fathers depart Leiden for England before heading to America
  • 1620-08-15 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims
  • 1620-09-06 The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World
  • 1620-09-15 Mayflower departs from Plymouth England with 102 pilgrims [OS May 8]
  • 1620-11-09 After a month of delays off the English coast and about two months at sea, the Mayflower spots land (Cape Cod)
  • 1620-12-02 English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam
  • 1621-04-05 Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
  • 1621-09-21 King James I of England gives Sir Alexander Sterling royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia
  • 1621-12-18 English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation
  • 1621-12-30 English king James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
  • 1622-02-08 King James I disbands the English parliament
  • 1624-01-28 Sir Thomas Warner founds the first English colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
  • 1624-02-12 English "Happy Parliament commenced
  • 1624-03-10 England declares war on Spain
  • 1624-06-16 Virginia becomes an English crown colony following the bankruptcy of the London Company

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1625-03-27 Charles I, King Of England, Scotland & Ireland, ascends English throne

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1625-12-09 Netherlands & England sign military treaty
  • 1626-06-15 King Charles I disbands English parliament
  • 1627-06-02 English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company
  • 1627-07-10 English fleet under George Villiers reach La Rochelle [NS=June 20]
  • 1627-07-12 English fleet under George Villiers lands on the Rhe [NS=June 22]
  • 1627-07-20 English fleet under George Villiers reaches La Rochelle [OS=June 10]
  • 1627-07-22 English fleet under George Villiers lands on the Rhe [OS=June 12]
  • 1627-10-27 English assault on French Il de Ré
  • 1627-11-08 English fleet under George Villiers leaves Île de Ré
  • 1628-03-01 Writs are issued in February by Charles I of England mandating that every county in England (not just seaport towns) pay ship tax by this date.
  • 1628-03-04 England's King Charles I grants a royal charter to Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1628-03-19 Massachusetts Bay Colony granted land by England
  • 1628-06-07 English King Charles I ratifies the Petition of Rights
  • 1629-03-02 English King Charles I dissolves Parliament against opposition, imprisoning 9 members of parliament
  • 1629-04-14 England & France sign Peace of Susa
  • 1630-11-05 Spain & England sign peace treaty

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1631-02-05 Rhode Island, founder, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams
  • 1631-05-18 English colony Massachusetts Bay grants puritarian voting right
  • 1632-03-29 Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returning Quebec to French control after the English had seized it in 1629.
  • 1639-06-18 Treaty of Berwick: Ends the First Bishops' War between England and Scotland
  • 1639-09-12 Viceroy Thomas Wentworth sails back to England
  • 1640-04-13 English Short Parliament forms (- May 5)
  • 1640-05-03 English Upper house accept Act of Attainder
  • 1640-05-05 English Short Parliament rises
  • 1640-08-28 Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn
  • 1640-08-29 English King Charles I signed a peace treaty with Scotland
  • 1640-11-03 English Long Parliament forms
  • 1641-02-16 English king Charles I accepts Triennial Act
  • 1641-08-20 England & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
  • 1642-01-04 King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament
  • 1642-03-09 English Queen Henriette Mary arrives in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands
  • 1642-08-22 Civil War in England began between Royalists & Parliament
  • 1642-10-23 Battle of Edgehill (Warwickshire): King Charles I beat English parliamentarian forces
  • 1642-11-13 Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament
  • 1643-01-23 Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians in English Civil War
  • 1643-05-13 Battle of Grantham: English parliamentary armies beat royalists
  • 1643-09-20 First Battle of Newbury (English civil war): King Charles I's forces beaten by a parliamentary army led by the Earl of Essex and Philip Stapleton
  • 1643-12-13 English Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.
  • 1644-01-24 Parliamentary army wins battle of Nantwich, Cheshire, English Civil War
  • 1644-03-14 England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
  • 1644-05-28 Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby. (English Civil War)
  • 1645-04-03 English Long Parliament passes the Self-Denying Ordinance, limiting regional armies, significant step toward New Model Army

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1645-06-14 Battle of Naseby, Leicestershire: "New Model Army" under Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Fairfax beat royalists forces of English King Charles I

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1646-02-16 Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War.
  • 1646-07-30 English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions
  • 1647-01-23 Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament
  • 1647-01-30 Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400
  • 1647-06-04 English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War
  • 1647-08-08 The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill - English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.
  • 1648-04-22 English army claims king Charles I responsible for bloodshed

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 4,443

  • 1648-01-01 Elkanah Settle, English writer (d. 1724)
  • 1648-02-23 Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)
  • 1648-04-07 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)
  • 1648-12-15 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations)
  • 1649-02-23 John Blow, composer of 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized)
  • 1649-04-05 Elihu Yale, England, philanthropist founded Yale
  • 1649-04-09 James Scott, duke of Monmouth, bastard son of English king Charles II
  • 1649-09-15 Titus Oates, English minister and plotter (d. 1705)
  • 1650-02-02 Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, English actress/mistress (King Charles II)
  • 1650-04-20 William Bedloe, English informer (d. 1680)
  • 1650-05-24 John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist
  • 1650-09-23 Jeremy Collier, English bishop (d. 1726)
  • 1650-11-04 William III of Orange, king of England (1689-1702)
  • 1650-11-07 John Robinson, English diplomat (d. 1723)
  • 1650-11-14 Willem III Henry, [Dutch William], king of England (1689-1702)
  • 1651-01-13 Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (d. 1694)
  • 1652-03-03 Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)
  • 1652-06-08 William Dampier, English explorer/pirate
  • 1653-04-02 Prince George of Denmark, prince consort of Anne of England (d. 1708)
  • 1653-07-05 Thomas Pitt, English merchant and Governor of Madras (d. 1726)
  • 1653-08-09 John Oldham, English poet (d. 1683)
  • 1653-08-14 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (d. 1688)
  • 1654-01-10 Joshua Barnes, English scholar (d. 1712)
  • 1654-01-22 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (d. 1729)
  • 1656-09-14 Thomas Baker, English antiquarian (d. 1746)
  • 1656-11-08 Edmund Halley, English astronomer (comet of Halley) [OS=Oct 29]
  • 1657-11-08 Thomas Bullis Jr., English composer (d. 1712)
  • 1657-11-26 William Derham, English minister and writer (d. 1735)
  • 1658-10-05 Mary of Modena, queen of James II of England (d. 1718)
  • 1659-03-26 William Wollaston, Coton England, philosopher
  • 1659-09-10 Henry Purcell, English organist/composer (Dido & Aeneas)
  • 1660-04-16 Hans Sloane, England, physician/naturalist/founder (British Museum)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1660-05-28 George I, King of England (1714-27), born in Hanover, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1727)

King George I
King
George I
  • 1660-07-24 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1660-09-13 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), born in London, England

Novelist Daniel Defoe
Novelist
Daniel Defoe
  • 1660-10-20 Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1723)
  • 1661-12-05 Robert Haley, earl of Oxford/English premier (Whig, 1710-14)
  • 1662-04-30 Queen Mary II of England (d. 1694)
  • 1662-05-18 George Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)
  • 1662-08-13 Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician (d. 1748)
  • 1662-10-18 Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (d. 1714)
  • 1663-02-25 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
  • 1663-02-28 Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor (steam engine)
  • 1663-03-06 Francis Atterbury, English man of letters and priest, born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (d. 1732)
  • 1663-05-20 William Bradford, English-born colonial printer (Pennsylvania's first printing press) (d. 1752)
  • 1664-01-24 John Vanbrugh, dramatist/architect (baptized), born in London, England
  • 1664-07-21 Matthew Prior, English poet
  • 1665-02-06 Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14)
  • 1665-07-02 Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (d. 1726)
  • 1665-08-27 John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician (d. 1751)
  • 1666-08-13 William Wotton, English scholar (d. 1727)
  • 1667-12-09 William Whiston, English mathematician (d. 1752)
  • 1667-12-25 Ehrengard von der Schulenburg, English royal mistress (d. 1743)
  • 1670-01-24 William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
  • 1670-02-10 William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
  • 1670-05-08 Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (d. 1726)
  • 1670-07-19 Richard Leveridge, English bass and composer (d. 1758)
  • 1670-12-04 John Aislabie, English politician (d. 1742)
  • 1670-12-07 John Aislabie, English director of the South Sea Company (d. 1742)
  • 1671-01-15 Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian (d. 1704)
  • 1671-02-26 Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (d. 1713)
  • 1671-11-06 Colley Cibber, English actor, dramatist and poet, Poet Laureate 1730-57), born in London (d. 1757)
  • 1672-05-01 Joseph Addison, England, essayist (Spectator)
  • 1673-01-06 1st Duke of Chandos, English aristocrat, eponym of Handel's Chandos Anthems (d. 1744)
  • 1673-08-11 Richard Mead, physician, born in London, England
  • 1674-01-24 Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
  • 1674-06-20 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (Tamerlane), Poet Laureate (1715-18), born in Little Barford, Bedfordshire (d. 1718)
  • 1674-07-17 Isaac Watts, England, writer/preacher/hymnist (Horae Lyrican)
  • 1675-05-29 Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (d. 1715)
  • 1675-09-02 William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)
  • 1675-10-11 Samuel Clarke, English philosopher (d. 1729)
  • 1675-10-24 Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician (d. 1749)
  • 1676-01-19 John Weldon, English composer, born in Chichester (d. 1736)
  • 1676-07-21 Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking)
  • 1677-09-17 Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist, and inventor (d. 1761)
  • 1678-09-16 Henry St John, English statesman and philosopher (d. 1751)
  • 1678-12-08 Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat (d. 1757)
  • 1678-12-14 Daniel Neal, English historian (d. 1743)
  • 1679-03-18 Matthew Decker, English merchant and writer (d. 1759)
  • 1680-02-14 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (d. 1737)
  • 1682-07-10 Roger Cotes, English mathematician (d. 1716)
  • 1683-04-03 Mark Catesby, English naturalist (d. 1749)
  • 1683-07-03 Edward Young, English poet (Revenge, Complaint)
  • 1683-11-10 George II [August], king of England (1727-60)
  • 1683-12-27 Conyers Middleton, English minister (d. 1750)
  • 1684-02-22 William Pulteney, statesman (Earl of Bath), born in London, England
  • 1685-02-10 Aaron Hill, English playwright/poet (Tragedy of Zara)
  • 1685-06-30 John Gay, English poet and dramatist (The Beggar's Opera) (d. 1732)
  • 1685-08-18 Brook Taylor, England, mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem
  • 1685-12-17 Thomas Tickell, English writer (d. 1740)
  • 1686-04-29 Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1742)
  • 1686-08-12 John Balguy, English philosopher (d. 1748)
  • 1686-08-19 Eustace Budgell, English writer (d. 1737)
  • 1687-11-07 William Stukeley, English archaeologist (d. 1765)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1688-05-21 Alexander Pope, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d. 1744), born in London, England

  • 1688-06-10 James Francis Edward Stuart 'The old Pretender', claimed thrones of England and Scotland as James III/James VIII (d. 1766)
  • 1688-10-19 William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)
  • 1689-05-15 Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric (baptism 26 May)
  • 1689-05-24 Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (d. 1769)
  • 1689-08-19 Samuel Richardson, English novelist (Pamela) (baptized)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 2,203

  • 1594-06-03 John Aylmer, English political theorist (b. 1521)
  • 1594-10-16 William Allen, English cardinal/founder seminary of Douai, dies at 62
  • 1594-11-22 Martin Frobisher, English vice-admiral/explorer, dies
  • 1595-02-21 Robert Southwell, English Jesuit/poet, hanged
  • 1595-03-04 Robert Southwell, English poet, hanged for becoming a Catholic priest
  • 1595-08-24 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies
  • 1595-11-12 John Hawkins, English navigator/treasurer of the Navy, dies at 63

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1596-01-28 Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50

Vice Admiral and Navigator Francis Drake
Vice Admiral and Navigator
Francis Drake
  • 1596-03-23 Henry Unton, English diplomat
  • 1596-11-10 Peter Wentworth, English Puritan politician (b. 1530)
  • 1598-01-09 Jasper Heywood, English translator (b. 1553)
  • 1598-08-04 William Cecil 1st baron Burghley, English premier, dies at 77
  • 1599-04-14 Henry Wallop, English statesman
  • 1600-11-03 Richard Hooker, English theologian (b. 1554)
  • 1602-02-13 Alexander Nowell, English churchman, dean of St Paul's, dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1603-03-24 Elizabeth I Tudor, [Virgin Queen], of England and Ireland (1558-1603), dies at 69

Queen of England and Ireland Elizabeth I
Queen of England and Ireland
Elizabeth I
  • 1603-09-08 George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon, English politician (b. 1547)
  • 1603-12-09 William Watson, English conspirator (b. 1559)
  • 1603-12-27 Thomas Cartwright, English Presbyterian publicist, dies at about 68
  • 1604-06-24 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Lord Great Chamberlain of England (b. 1550)
  • 1605-04-05 Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513)
  • 1605-04-06 John Stow, English historian (Survey of London), dies
  • 1605-11-08 Robert Catesby, English conspirator (b. 1573)
  • 1606-01-30 Everard Digby, English conspirator (b. 1578)
  • 1606-04-03 Charles Blount, 1st Earl of Devon, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1606-05-03 Henry Garnet, English Jesuit (executed) (b. 1555)
  • 1606-11-12 St. Nicholas Owen (martyr), one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
  • 1607-05-21 John Rainolds, English scholar (b. 1549)
  • 1607-06-10 John Popham, English politician
  • 1607-08-22 Bartholomew Gosnold, English explorer and privateer (b. 1572)
  • 1608-02-26 John Still, English bishop
  • 1610-04-18 Robert Parsons, English jesuit leader/plotter, dies at 63
  • 1610-11-21 Benedict van Canfield, [William Fish], English missionary, dies
  • 1612-04-11 Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher (b. 1566)
  • 1612-08-04 Hugh Broughton, English scholar (b. 1549)
  • 1612-11-20 John Harington, English writer (b. 1561)
  • 1613-08-07 Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)
  • 1613-09-15 Thomas Overbury, English writer (b. 1581)
  • 1614-06-15 Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton, English politician (b. 1540)
  • 1615-09-27 Arbella Stuart, English noblewoman (b. 1575)
  • 1616-01-06 Philip Henslowe, English theatrical entrepreneur (bc. 1550)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1616-04-23 William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

  • 1616-11-23 Richard Hakluyt, English writer (b. 1552)
  • 1617-10-27 Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1617-11-10 Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer
  • 1618-06-07 Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, English Governor of Virginia (b. 1577)
  • 1618-09-28 Joshua Sylvester, English poet (b. 1563)

BattleExecution

1618-10-29 Walter Raleigh, English scholar/poet/historian, beheaded for treason

Explorer Walter Raleigh
Explorer
Walter Raleigh
  • 1619-01-07 Nicholas Hilliard, English painter (bc. 1547)
  • 1619-02-03 Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator (b. 1564)
  • 1619-03-01 Thomas Campion, English physician/composer/poet (Poemata), dies at 53
  • 1619-03-13 Richard Burbage, English actor (Shakespeare), dies
  • 1619-10-14 Samuel Daniel, English poet (b. 1562)
  • 1620-05-16 William Adams, English navigator (b. 1564)
  • 1621-07-02 Thomas Harriot, English astronomer
  • 1621-11-26 Radulph Agas, English surveyor (C. 1540)
  • 1622-01-23 William Baffin, English explorer, dies at of a gunshot wound at about 38
  • 1622-02-19 Sir Henry Savile, English educator (b. 1549)
  • 1622-07-01 William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, English peer and politician (helped stop Gunpowder Plot) (b. 1575)
  • 1623-02-08 Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician (b. 1546)
  • 1623-07-04 William Byrd, English composer (Ave verum corpus), dies at 80
  • 1623-10-21 William Wade, English statesman and diplomat (b. 1546)
  • 1623-11-09 William Camden, English historian: Brittania/Annales, dies at 72
  • 1624-02-13 Stephen Gosson, English satirist (b. 1554)
  • 1624-11-10 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater (b. 1573)
  • 1624-12-14 Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, English statesman (b. 1536)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1625-03-27 James VI and I, Scottish born King of Scotland )1657-1625) and King of England and Ireland (1603-25), poet and author, dies at 58

King of Great Britain James I and VI
King of Great Britain
James I and VI
  • 1625-06-05 Orlando Gibbons, English organist/composer (Silver Swan), dies at 41
  • 1626-01-21 John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62
  • 1626-01-24 Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer (b. 1580)
  • 1626-02-28 Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1626-04-09 Francis Bacon, English statesman and philosopher, dies from pneumonia at 65

Statesman/Philosopher Francis Bacon
Statesman/Philosopher
Francis Bacon
  • 1626-05-04 Arthur Lake, Bishop of Bath and Wells, English bishop and Bible translator (b. 1569)
  • 1626-07-13 Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman (b. 1563)
  • 1626-09-26 Lancelot Andrewes, English theologist/bishop of Winchester, dies at 71
  • 1626-11-25 Edward Alleyn, English actor (b. 1566)
  • 1626-11-30 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, dies at 47
  • 1626-12-08 John Davies, English poet (b. 1569)
  • 1626-12-10 Edmund Gunter, English mathematician (b. 1581)
  • 1627-04-19 John Beaumont, English poet (b. 1583)
  • 1627-06-27 John Hayward, English historian
  • 1627-07-01 Nathaniel Bacon, English painter, dies at 41
  • 1628-03-12 John Bull, English organist/composer, dies
  • 1628-07-13 Robert Shirley, English adventurer (b. 1581)
  • 1628-09-30 Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  • 1630-01-26 Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556)
  • 1630-02-12 Fynes Moryson, English traveler and writer (b. 1566)
  • 1630-09-17 Thomas Lake, English statesman (b. 1567)
  • 1631-05-06 Robert Bruce Cotton, English politician

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1631-06-21 John Smith, English explorer, dies

Explorer John Smith
Explorer
John Smith
  • 1631-10-05 Arabella Holles, wife of English politician Thomas Wentworth, dies
  • 1631-12-23 Michael Drayton, English poet (b. 1563)
  • 1632-06-22 James Whitelocke, English judge (b. 1570)
  • 1632-08-25 Thomas Dekker, English dramatist (b. ca. 1572)
  • 1632-11-27 John Eliot, English parliament leader/author (In Jail), dies at 40
  • 1633-03-01 George Herbert, English poet, dies at 39
  • 1633-08-04 George Abbott, English theologist/archbishop of Canterbury, dies at 60
  • 1633-11-14 William Ames, English philosopher (b. 1576)
  • 1634-05-12 George Chapman, English dramatist/interpreter, dies
  • 1634-06-25 John Marston, English poet and playwright (b. 1576)