English History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 1,313

  • 1668-01-23 England, Netherlands & Sweden sign Triple Alliance against French
  • 1668-03-26 England takes control of Bombay, India

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1668-03-27 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

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1669-07-21 John Locke's Constitution of English colony Carolina is approved

Philosopher John Locke
Philosopher
John Locke
  • 1670-06-01 English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • 1670-12-31 France & England sign Boyne-treaty
  • 1671-04-22 King Charles II sits in on English parliament
  • 1672-06-07 Battle by Solebay: Dutch adm M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
  • 1673-03-29 English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions
  • 1673-06-14 Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
  • 1673-08-09 Dutch under Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674
  • 1673-08-21 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet
  • 1673-11-09 English King Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury
  • 1674-02-09 English reconquer NY from Netherlands
  • 1674-02-19 Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
  • 1674-11-10 Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (New York) to the English
  • 1675-03-04 John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England
  • 1675-06-20 Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan & Wampanoag indians form anti-English front under Metacom
  • 1675-06-22 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
  • 1675-11-22 English king Charles II adjourns Parliament
  • 1678-07-26 England & Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France
  • 1678-07-30 English troops land in Flanders
  • 1678-11-30 Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
  • 1679-01-24 King Charles II disbands English parliament
  • 1679-05-27 Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person's right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England
  • 1679-10-23 Meal Tub Plot against James Duke of York (future James II of England)
  • 1679-11-15 English House of Commons accepts Exclusion Bill

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1681-03-04 English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1682-08-30 William Penn left England to sail to New World
  • 1682-09-04 English astronomer Edmund Halley observes the comet named after him
  • 1682-10-19 English Lord Shaftesbury flees to Holland
  • 1682-10-27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is founded by Englishman William Penn
  • 1682-12-02 English Earl of Shaftesbury flees to Amsterdam
  • 1683-06-06 The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum.
  • 1683-06-12 Rye House plot against English king Charles II uncovered
  • 1683-11-01 The English crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
  • 1683-12-25 English Whig leader Duke of Monmouth flees to Holland
  • 1684-10-23 Colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted
  • 1685-02-06 Duke of York becomes King James II of England and VII of Scotland upon the death of his brother Charles II.
  • 1686-04-04 English king James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence
  • 1687-04-04 King James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in English churches
  • 1687-07-02 King James II disbands English parliament

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1687-07-05 Isaac Newton's great work PRINCIPIA published by Royal Society in England. Outlines his laws of motion and universal gravitation.

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1687-09-26 The city council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution.
  • 1688-11-11 Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England
  • 1688-11-15 Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay, England; the 'Glorious Revolution' commences
  • 1688-12-09 King James II's wife & son flee England for France
  • 1689-01-22 Lord Halifax becomes Speaker of English House of Lords
  • 1689-01-28 English parliament resolved that the throne is vacant
  • 1689-02-14 English parliament places Mary Stuart/Prince William III on the throne
  • 1689-02-23 Dutch prince William III proclaimed king of England
  • 1689-03-09 Thomas Shadwell appointed second English Poet Laureate by William and Mary after John Dryden refuses to swear The Oath allegiance
  • 1689-03-12 Former English King James II lands in Ireland
  • 1689-04-20 The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry.
  • 1689-04-21 William III & Mary Stuart proclaimed King & Queen of England
  • 1689-05-09 English King William III declares war on France
  • 1689-05-11 Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle
  • 1689-05-12 England & Netherlands form League of Augsburg
  • 1689-05-24 English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants
  • 1689-08-25 Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French
  • 1689-12-16 English Parliament passes Bill of Rights establishing limits on crown powers and requirement for regular elections
  • 1690-05-11 English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • 1690-05-20 England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II
  • 1690-06-11 English king William III departs to Ireland
  • 1690-06-30 Battle of Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Dutch/English fleet
  • 1690-07-12 Battle of Boyne: in Ireland, Protestant King William III defeats English Catholic King James II
  • 1690-09-06 King Wiliam III escapes back to England
  • 1690-10-07 English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
  • 1690-12-23 English astronomer John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered
  • 1691-01-18 English King William III travels to The Hague
  • 1691-02-17 Thomas Neale granted English patent for American postal service
  • 1691-07-22 Battle at Aghrim: English/Dutch army beats France
  • 1691-10-03 English & Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland
  • 1692-05-29 Battle at La Hogue: English & Dutch fleet beat France
  • 1692-07-24 French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)
  • 1692-08-03 Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army
  • 1692-12-23 Nahum Tate is appointed the third Poet Laureate by English monarchs William and Mary
  • 1693-07-04 Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army
  • 1694-06-07 English invasion army under Thomas Tollemache reaches Brest
  • 1694-06-08 English troop landing at Brest attack (300 killed)
  • 1694-07-27 Bank of England granted 12 year charter by Act of Parliament
  • 1694-12-03 English parliamentary election set for every 3 years
  • 1695-05-12 English king William III departs to Netherlands
  • 1695-08-11 English & Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk
  • 1695-09-01 Dutch/English army under king Willem III occupies Names
  • 1695-09-01 French garrison of castle Namur surrenders to the army of the Grand Alliance under the command of King William III of England
  • 1695-10-10 King Willem III escapes South Netherlands, back to England
  • 1695-12-31 A window tax is imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax.
  • 1696-02-27 English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Association
  • 1696-02-29 English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption
  • 1696-03-07 English King William III departs Netherlands
  • 1697-05-24 English King William III travels through northern Europe
  • 1697-10-30 Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Dutch/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending Nine Year War
  • 1697-11-10 English parliament accept army reduction
  • 1698-01-04 Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire.

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1698-01-07 Russian Tsar Peter the Great departs Netherlands for England

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1698-10-11 France, England & Netherlands ratified the First Partition Treaty, which eventually led to the War of the Spanish Succession
  • 1699-06-11 England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination treaty of Spain
  • 1700-01-01 Protestant Western Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 4,443

  • 1723-07-16 Joshua Reynolds, England, portrait painter (Simplicity)
  • 1724-01-24 Frances Brooke, English writer (d. 1789)
  • 1724-08-25 George Stubbs, England, animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion)
  • 1724-10-31 Christopher Anstey, English writer (d. 1805)
  • 1725-02-04 Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
  • 1725-03-28 Andrew Kippis, English clergyman and biographer (d. 1795)
  • 1725-07-24 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist (d. 1807)
  • 1725-08-29 Charles Townshend, English politician (d. 1767)
  • 1725-09-25 Robert Clive, English explorer/founder (British empire in India)
  • 1725-10-17 John Wilkes, English journalist/MP (N Briton)
  • 1726-04-12 Charles Burney, English music historian (d. 1814)
  • 1726-05-20 Francis Cotes, English painter (d. 1770)
  • 1726-10-14 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (d. 1813)

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1727-01-02 James Wolfe, British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, born in Westerham, England (d. 1759)

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • 1727-05-14 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), baptized
  • 1728-02-29 Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)

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1728-10-27 James Cook, British explorer, navigator and cartographer who was the first European to explore much of Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, born in Marton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1779)

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
  • 1729-04-13 Thomas Percy, English literary/bishop of Dromore
  • 1729-05-25 Jean de Neufville, Dutch/US merchant (started 4th English war)
  • 1730-03-27 Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar (d. 1786)
  • 1730-05-29 William Jackson (Jackson of Exeter), English composer and organis born in Exeter (d. 1803)
  • 1730-07-12 Josiah Wedgwood, England, pottery designer/manufacturer (Wedgwood)
  • 1730-12-08 John Ingen Housz, Dutch/English personal physician of Maria Theresia
  • 1730-12-14 Capel Bond, English composer, born in Gloucester (d. 1790)
  • 1731-10-10 Henry Cavendish, England, physicist/chemist (discovered hydrogen)
  • 1731-11-15 William Cowper, English lawyer/poet (John Gilpin) [OS]
  • 1731-11-26 William Cowper, England, pre-romantic poet (His Task) [NS]
  • 1731-12-12 Erasmus Darwin, Newark-on-Trent, U.K., influential English physician, poet, philosopher, and botanist (and grandfather of Charles Darwin)
  • 1732-12-06 Warren Hastings, England, 1st governor-General of India (1773-84)
  • 1733-01-17 Thomas Linley the elder, English composer and tenor, born in Badminton, Gloucestershire (d. 1795)
  • 1733-03-24 Joseph Priestley, England, Birstall England, clergyman/scientist (discovered oxygen)
  • 1733-07-27 Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer (d. 1779)
  • 1734-10-07 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (Dutch Guyana)
  • 1735-05-08 Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (d. 1811)
  • 1735-09-05 Johann Christian Bach (English Bach), composer, 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach
  • 1735-09-28 August Henry Fitzroy, 3rd duke of Grafton/English premier
  • 1735-11-10 Granville Sharp, English abolishionist (d. 1813)

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1736-02-29 Ann Lee, American founder of the Shakers, born in Manchester, England (d. 1784)

Founder of the Shakers Ann Lee
Founder of the Shakers
Ann Lee
  • 1736-09-04 Robert Raikes, England, Sunday school pioneer

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1737-01-29 Thomas Paine, English-American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason), born in Thetford, England (d. 1809)

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine

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1737-05-08 Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), born in Putney, England (d. 1794)

Historian Edward Gibbon
Historian
Edward Gibbon
  • 1737-08-11 Joseph Nollekins, sculptor, born in London, England
  • 1738-06-04 George III, King of Great Britain (1760-1820), born in London, England
  • 1740-11-04 Augustus Montague Toplady, English author of hymn "Rock of Ages" (d. 1778)
  • 1740-11-24 John Bacon, English sculptor
  • 1742-11-05 Richard Cosway, English artist (d. 1821)

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1743-02-13 Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist (d. 1820)

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • 1743-04-24 Edmund Cartwright, England, cleric, inventor (power loom)
  • 1744-10-27 Mary Moser, English painter (d. 1819)
  • 1745-01-23 William Jessop, English canal engineer (d. 1814)
  • 1745-02-20 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), born in London (d. 1813)
  • 1745-03-04 Charles Dibdin, English composer (d. 1814)
  • 1746-01-11 William Curtis, English botanist/publisher (Botanical Magazine)
  • 1746-06-03 James Hook, English composer, born in Norwich (d. 1827)
  • 1746-09-28 Sir William Jones, British Orientalist/jurist (d. 1794), born in London, England
  • 1747-01-15 John Aikin, English doctor and writer (d. 1822)
  • 1748-02-15 Jeremy Bentham, London England philosopher/originator (Utilitarian)
  • 1748-09-17 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d.1782)
  • 1749-05-17 Edward Jenner, England, physician, discovered vaccination
  • 1751-12-10 George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist (d. 1813)
  • 1752-06-13 Fanny Burney, England, author (Camille, Evelina)
  • 1752-11-20 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel)
  • 1753-07-04 Jean-Pierre-Francois Blanchard, 1st balloon flights in England, US
  • 1753-08-01 Charles, 3rd earl Stanhope, England, radical politician/scientist
  • 1753-08-12 Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
  • 1753-09-10 John Soane, English architect (Bank of England, Soane Museum)
  • 1753-12-03 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine)
  • 1754-12-24 George Crabbe, Aldeburgh England, poet (Everlasting Mercy)
  • 1755-01-07 Stephen Groombridge, Goudhurst Kent, English Astronomer (Catalogue of Circumpolar Stars)
  • 1755-04-11 James Parkinson, English physician geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (d. 1824)
  • 1755-07-05 Sarah Kemble Siddons, Brecon England, tragic actress (Fatal Marriage)
  • 1755-07-06 John Flaxman, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
  • 1756-03-05 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart" (d. 1778)
  • 1756-07-14 Thomas Rowlandson, English painter/cartoonist/etcher
  • 1757-01-11 Samuel Bentham, English mechanical engineer (d. 1831)
  • 1757-02-01 John P Kemble, England, actor/director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden)
  • 1757-02-20 John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)
  • 1757-07-08 Richard Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d. 1825)
  • 1759-04-27 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, England, writer/feminist (Female Reader)

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1759-05-28 William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1783-1801, 1804-06), born in Hayes, Kent, England (d. 1806)

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
  • 1759-09-19 William Kirby, English entomologist (d. 1850)
  • 1760-03-28 Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation)
  • 1761-05-16 John Opie, English painter, born in Trevellas, Cornwall (d. 1807)
  • 1761-06-03 Henry Scrapnel, English inventor (shrapnel shell)
  • 1762-09-24 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets)
  • 1763-03-09 William Cobbett, English journalist and author (d. 1835)
  • 1763-06-26 George Morland, England, artist of rural landscapes
  • 1763-07-30 Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem)
  • 1763-10-12 John Ross, English composer and organist, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1837)
  • 1763-12-23 John Davy, English composer, born at Creedy Bridge, Devon (d. 1824)
  • 1764-04-03 John Abernethy, surgeon, born in London, England
  • 1764-06-19 John Barrow, England, founded Royal Geographical Society
  • 1764-07-09 Ann Ward Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (Italian)
  • 1764-09-17 John Goodricke, English astronomer/member Royal Society
  • 1764-09-25 Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer (d. 1793)
  • 1765-03-04 Charles Dibdin, England, composer/author (Sea Songs)/actor (baptized)
  • 1765-03-21 Henry Fagel, Dutch/English baron/diplomat
  • 1766-02-24 Samuel Wesley, Bristol England, composer/organist (Exultate Deo)
  • 1766-09-06 John Dalton, English physicist, developed atomic theory of matter
  • 1768-04-19 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 2,203

  • 1672-01-15 John Cosin, English clergyman (b. 1594)
  • 1672-02-19 Charles Chauncy, English-born president of Harvard College (b. 1592)
  • 1672-05-05 Samuel Cooper, English painter (b. 1609)
  • 1672-05-11 Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, English royalist (b. 1615)
  • 1672-05-28 John Trevor, English politician (b. 1626)
  • 1672-06-07 Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, English soldier, admiral and patron of Samuel Pepys, killed at the Battle of Solebay at 46
  • 1672-06-27 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian (b. 1597)
  • 1672-07-03 Francis Willughby, English biologist (b. 1635)
  • 1672-10-24 John Webb, English architect (b. 1611)
  • 1672-11-19 John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • 1672-12-07 Richard Bellingham, English-born Massachusetts colonial magistrate (b. 1592)
  • 1673-10-17 Thomas Clifford, 1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh, English statesman (b. 1630)
  • 1673-12-15 Margaret Cavendish, English writer (b. 1623)
  • 1673-12-31 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge
  • 1674-02-22 John Wilson, English composer, dies at 78
  • 1674-04-18 John Graunt, English statistician (b. 1620)
  • 1674-09-27 Thomas Traherne, English poet/mystic (Roman Forgeries), dies
  • 1674-10-15 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'), born in London

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1674-11-08 John Milton, English poet (Paradise Lost), dies at 65

  • 1674-12-09 Edward Hyde 1st earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67), dies at 65
  • 1675-04-12 Richard Bennett, English Colonial Governor of Virginia (b. 1609)
  • 1675-07-28 Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (b. 1605)
  • 1675-10-26 William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (b. 1609)
  • 1675-11-11 Thomas Willis, English Physician (epidemiology, anatomy of the brain and nervous system), dies at 54
  • 1675-11-28 Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English Civil War soldier (c. 1608)
  • 1675-12-05 John Lightfoot, English theologist (Horae Hebraicae), dies at 73
  • 1676-09-10 Gerrard Winstanley, English religious reformer (b. 1609)
  • 1676-12-25 Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)
  • 1676-12-25 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English soldier (b. 1592)
  • 1677-05-04 Isaac Barrow, English mathematician (b. 1630)
  • 1677-05-20 George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (b. 1612)
  • 1677-09-11 James Harrington, English political philosopher (b. 1611)
  • 1678-08-16 Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), ODs at 57
  • 1678-08-28 John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (b. 1602)
  • 1678-10-12 Edmund Berry Godfrey, English magistrate (b. 1621)
  • 1679-05-03 James Sharp, English archbishop (assassinated) (b. 1613)
  • 1679-07-11 William Chamberlayne, English poet (b. 1619)
  • 1679-08-06 John Snell, English royalist (b. 1629)
  • 1679-10-12 William Gurnall, English writer (b. 1617)

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1679-12-04 Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (b. 1588)

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes
Philosopher
Thomas Hobbes
  • 1680-02-17 Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer (b. 1599)
  • 1680-08-20 William Bedloe, English informer (b. 1650)
  • 1680-09-09 Henry Marten, English regicide (b. 1602)
  • 1680-09-11 Roger Crab, English Puritan political writer (b. 1621)
  • 1680-12-08 Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester, English politician (b. 1606)
  • 1681-01-28 Richard Allestree, English royalist churchman (b. 1619)
  • 1681-06-09 William Lilly, English astrologer, dies
  • 1681-07-25 Urian Oakes, English-born President of Harvard University (b. 1631)
  • 1681-12-22 Richard Alleine, English Puritan clergyman (b. 1611)
  • 1682-10-19 Thomas Browne, English writer (b. 1605)
  • 1682-11-19 Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Royalist commander in the English Civil War (b. 1619)
  • 1683-01-15 Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (b. 1609)
  • 1683-03-19 Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (b. 1612)
  • 1683-07-13 Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman (b. 1631)
  • 1683-07-21 Lord William Russell, English plotter against Charles II, beheaded
  • 1683-08-18 Charles Hart, English actor (b. 1625)
  • 1683-08-24 John Owen, English non-conformist theologian (b. 1616)
  • 1683-09-09 Algernon Sidney, English Whig politician/plotter, beheaded
  • 1683-12-07 John Oldham, English poet, dies of smallpox at 30
  • 1683-12-15 Izaak Walton, English writer (b. 1593)
  • 1684-04-05 William Brouncker, English mathematician (Brouncker's formula) and the 1st President of the Royal Society, dies at around 64

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1684-04-19 Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist (b. 1603)

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams
  • 1684-05-04 John Nevison, English highwayman (b. 1639)
  • 1684-07-06 Peter Gunning, English royalist churchman (b. 1614)
  • 1685-01-02 Harbottle Grimston, English politician (b. 1603)

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1685-02-06 Charles II, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1660-85), dies at 54

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1685-02-24 Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English politician and military leader (b. 1629)
  • 1685-07-28 Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (b. 1618)
  • 1685-12-12 John Pell, English mathematician (b. 1610)
  • 1686-04-06 Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman (b. 1614)
  • 1686-06-23 William Coventry, English statesman
  • 1686-07-10 John Fell, English churchman (b. 1625)
  • 1686-07-16 John Pearson, English theologian (b. 1612)
  • 1686-10-26 John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician (b. 1623)
  • 1687-09-01 Henry More, English philosopher (b. 1614)
  • 1687-10-21 Edmund Waller, English poet/plotter (Waller's plot), dies
  • 1687-11-13 Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, mistress of Charles II of England, dies at 37
  • 1687-11-14 Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn, English mistress of King Charles II, dies at 37
  • 1687-12-16 William Petty, English scientist and philosopher (b. 1623)
  • 1688-07-21 James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (b. 1610)

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1688-08-25 Henry Morgan, Welsh pirate and privateer who raided Spanish settlements and shipping, dies at 53

Pirate Henry Morgan
Pirate
Henry Morgan
  • 1688-10-06 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (b. 1652)
  • 1689-01-06 Seth Ward, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1617)
  • 1689-03-18 John Dixwell, English judge (b. 1607)
  • 1689-04-16 Aphra Behn, English dramatist (b. 1640)
  • 1689-07-08 Edward Wooster, English Connecticut pioneer (b. 1622)
  • 1689-12-29 Thomas Sydenham, English physician (b. 1624)
  • 1690-02-07 William Morice, English royalist statesman
  • 1690-05-21 John Eliot, English missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85
  • 1691-02-01 George Etherege, English stage writer (Love in a Tub), dies at 56
  • 1691-05-10 Colonel John Birch, English soldier (b. 1615)
  • 1691-10-09 William Sacheverell, English statesman (b. 1638)
  • 1691-12-08 Richard Baxter, English clergyman (b. 1615)
  • 1691-12-31 Dudley North, English economist (b. 1641)
  • 1692-11-19 Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright (2nd Poet Laureate 1689-92), dies at about 50
  • 1692-12-09 William Mountfort, English actor and dramatist
  • 1693-06-02 John Wildman, English soldier and politician
  • 1693-07-12 John Ashby, English admiral
  • 1694-01-02 Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (b. 1651)
  • 1694-01-07 Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, English general (bc. 1618)