English History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 1,305

  • 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 sends 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 of England and VI of Scotland 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 requiring that Parliament meet for at least a fifty-day session once every three years.
  • 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 Maria 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
  • 1648-11-30 English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 4,532

  • 1643-02-16 John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (d. 1714)
  • 1643-11-01 John Strype, English historian and biographer (d. 1737)
  • 1644-06-16 Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1644-10-14 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, born in London, England (d. 1718)

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
  • 1646-08-19 John Flamsteed, Denby Derbyshire, English astronomer and first Astronomer Royal
  • 1646-12-26 Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)
  • 1647-04-01 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet (d. 1680)
  • 1647-07-02 Daniel Finch 2nd earl of Nottingham, English min of foreign affairs
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1649-03-30 John Trenchard, English radical Whig politician and statesman, born in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset (d. 1695)

English Politician John Trenchard
English Politician
John Trenchard
  • 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)
  • 1650-11-07 John Robinson, English diplomat (d. 1723)
  • 1650-11-14 William III, William of Orange, King of England (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, born in The Hague (d. 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)
  • 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)
  • 1666-11-01 James Sherard, English amateur composer, born in Bushby (d. 1738)
  • 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)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1676-08-26 Robert Walpole, 1st British Prime Minister (Whig: 1721-42), born in Houghton, Norfolk, England (d. 1745)

1st British Prime Minister Robert Walpole
1st British Prime Minister
Robert Walpole
  • 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)
  • 1678-12-30 William Croft, English composer and organist, born in Nether Ettington (d. 1727)
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 2,237

  • 1593-05-29 John Penry, English congressionalist, executed
  • 1593-05-30 Christopher Marlowe, English dramatist (Tamburlaine the Great), stabbed to death in a pub brawl in Deptford.
  • 1594-04-29 Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer
  • 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 and explorer, beheaded for treason at about 64

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 (Chesapeake Bay, New England) and leader of the Virginia Colony (Jamestown), dies at 51

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