English History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 1,314

  • 1700-01-01 Protestant Western Europe (except England) begin using Gregorian calendar
  • 1700-08-18 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
  • 1701-06-12 Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
  • 1701-09-07 Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant
  • 1701-09-16 James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland.
  • 1702-03-08 England: Queen Anne ascends throne upon death of King William III
  • 1702-03-11 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
  • 1702-03-19 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes queen of England
  • 1702-03-21 Queen Anne addresses English parliament
  • 1702-05-14 England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain
  • 1702-08-19 -24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French
  • 1702-10-13 Dutch/English troops occupy Liège
  • 1702-10-23 Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch & English fleet destroy & occupy Spanish silver fleet & French squadron
  • 1703-05-02 Portugal signs treaty with England to become a Great Covenant
  • 1703-05-18 Dutch & English troops occupy Cologne
  • 1703-09-12 English army under arch duke Charles of Austria lands in Portugal
  • 1703-11-26 Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England (NS 7 Dec) - thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen
  • 1703-12-27 England & Portugal sign Methuen-Asiento-trade agreement
  • 1704-07-24 English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
  • 1704-08-03 English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
  • 1704-08-04 War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1705-04-16 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1705-10-15 English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona
  • 1707-04-29 English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain (comes into being 1st May)
  • 1707-05-01 Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain
  • 1708-03-23 Pretender to the English throne James III lands at Firth of Forth
  • 1708-03-27 Pretender to the English throne James III flees to Dunkirk
  • 1708-10-21 Dutch & English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel)
  • 1709-10-29 England/Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat"
  • 1710-08-07 Sidney, 1st Earl of Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance
  • 1710-10-13 English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)
  • 1711-03-08 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
  • 1711-12-31 John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, fired as English army commander
  • 1712-07-17 England, Portugal & France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
  • 1713-01-30 England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty
  • 1713-04-11 Peace of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain - English, Prussian, Savoois, Portuguese & French peace treaty
  • 1714-01-07 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1714-08-01 Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England

King George I
King
George I
  • 1715-11-25 First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
  • 1715-12-22 English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead
  • 1716-06-05 England & Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
  • 1717-03-02 The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England.
  • 1718-08-11 Battle of Cape Passaro: British fleet destroys Spanish off Sicily
  • 1720-02-10 Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
  • 1720-06-10 Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard
  • 1721-03-09 English Chancellor Exchequer John Aislabie confined in London Tower
  • 1721-06-13 England signs Treaty of Madrid
  • 1724-04-01 Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1726-10-11 Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1727-09-08 A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
  • 1730-08-04 Crown prince Frederick of Prussia escapes to England
  • 1732-08-01 Foundations laid for Bank of England
  • 1733-01-13 James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC
  • 1737-07-31 Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court
  • 1738-05-09 England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies
  • 1739-04-07 Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
  • 1739-10-19 England declares war on Spain [OS=Oct 30]
  • 1741-03-09 English fleet under admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
  • 1743-08-16 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
  • 1744-02-09 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
  • 1744-11-24 John Carteret resigns as British Secretary of State for the Northern Department
  • 1744-12-31 English astronomer James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble)
  • 1745-03-09 Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston
  • 1745-09-21 Battle of Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats British government army
  • 1745-11-11 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army enters England
  • 1746-10-11 Battle of Rocourt: French defeat British/Austrian/Dutch armies
  • 1749-11-02 English Ohio Trade Company forms first trading post
  • 1751-07-29 1st international world title prize fight-Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M Petit of France in 29 mins in England
  • 1751-08-24 Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning supposed witch
  • 1753-06-13 Austria, England & Modena sign secret military treaty
  • 1755-04-15 Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1755-11-20 English minister William Pitt the Elder resigns

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder
  • 1756-08-29 England & France meet in war
  • 1757-08-09 English Fort William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops
  • 1759-08-18 -19] 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France
  • 1762-08-14 English fleet occupies Havana
  • 1763-11-16 English journalist John Wilkes injured in a duel
  • 1764-02-21 John Wilkes thrown out of English House of Commons for "Essay on Women"
  • 1765-11-23 People of Frederick County, Maryland refuse to pay British Stamp tax
  • 1766-05-09 John Byron back in England after trip around the world
  • 1767-06-18 Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti and is considered the first European to reach the island.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1768-08-25 Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England, on his first voyage on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean

Captain/Explorer James Cook
Captain/Explorer
James Cook
Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • 1771-07-12 James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs, England
  • 1772-06-22 Somerset v Stewart UK court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encourages abolitionist movement
  • 1772-11-02 Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms
  • 1774-08-01 Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen
  • 1775-06-23 1st regatta held on Thames, England
  • 1775-07-30 Captain Cook with Resolution returns to England
  • 1777-01-15 People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
  • 1780-08-22 Resolution, without Captain Cook, returns to England
  • 1781-08-05 Battle of Dogger Bank (Fourth Anglo-Dutch War): a British strategic victory, although both sides claimed to have won
  • 1785-01-07 1st balloon flight across English Channel (Jean Pierre Blanchard & John Jeffries)
  • 1787-05-17 English slave ship Sisters, en route from Africa to Cuba, capsizes killing hundreds
  • 1788-01-18 The first elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to set up a penal colony
  • 1790-03-27 The modern shoelace (string and shoe holes) invented in England
  • 1790-11-11 Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China
  • 1791-07-14 The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England.
  • 1792-11-14 Captain George Vancouver is first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
  • 1793-04-15 Bank of England issues first £5 note
  • 1793-09-29 Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 4,445

  • 1768-05-17 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (d. 1854)
  • 1768-12-22 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher
  • 1769-03-10 Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunnel builder (d. 1840)
  • 1769-04-13 Thomas Lawrence, English painter (d. 1830)
  • 1770-03-13 Daniel Lambert, England, giant (weighed 739 lbs (334 kg) at death)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1770-04-07 William Wordsworth, English poet laureate (The Prelude), born in Cockermouth, Cumberland (d. 1850)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1770-04-11 George Canning, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1827) and Foreign Secretary, born in London, England (d. 1827)

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning
  • 1770-04-30 David Thompson, English/Canadian explorer (Columbia River)
  • 1771-05-14 Robert Owen, England, factory owner/socialist
  • 1771-08-22 Henry Maudslay, English inventor (d. 1831)
  • 1771-12-25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English poet and diarist, brother of William Wordsworth, born in Cockermouth, Cumberland (d. 1855)
  • 1772-05-20 William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1772-10-21 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), born in Ottery St Mary, Devon (d. 1834)

Poet, Critic, and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic, and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 1773-01-09 Cassandra Austen, English watercolorist and sister of Jane Austen (d. 1845)
  • 1773-05-19 Arthur Aikin, English mineralogist (d. 1854)
  • 1773-12-27 George Cayley, England, found science of aerodynamics
  • 1774-03-16 Matthew Flinders, English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia)
  • 1774-03-20 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, born in London (d. 1856)
  • 1774-04-28 Francis Baily, English Astronomer and describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse
  • 1774-08-12 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), born in Bristol, England (d. 1843)
  • 1775-02-10 Charles Lamb, critic/poet/essayist, born in London, England
  • 1775-02-18 Thomas Girtin, artist/watercolorist, born in London, England
  • 1775-04-23 Joseph Mallord Turner, England, landscape painter (Shipwreck)
  • 1775-07-09 Matthew Lewis, English novelist (d. 1818)
  • 1776-02-23 John Walter II, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47), born in London, England
  • 1776-06-11 John Constable, England, landscape painter (Hay Wain)
  • 1778-04-10 William Hazlitt, Maidstone Kent England, essayist/critic
  • 1778-06-07 George Bryan "Beau" Brummel, English dandy, born in London, England
  • 1778-12-17 Hunphry Davy, English chemist (discovered some elements)
  • 1779-01-01 William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)
  • 1779-01-08 John White, English organist and violinist (d. 1831)
  • 1779-02-27 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1842)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1779-12-18 Joseph Grimaldi, English pantomimist and the "greatest clown in history", born in London (d. 1837)

Greatest Clown in History Joseph Grimaldi
Greatest Clown in History
Joseph Grimaldi

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1780-05-21 Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister who is depicted on the British £5 note, born in Norwich, England (d. 1845)

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry
  • 1780-06-03 William Hone, England, author/bookseller (Every-Day Book)
  • 1781-06-09 George Stephenson, Newcastle England, inventor (RR locomotive)
  • 1782-06-19 John Bray, English-born American actor and composer (The Indian Princess), (d. 1822)
  • 1782-08-10 Charles Napier, soldier, born in London, England
  • 1783-04-08 John Claudius, horticulturist, born in London, England
  • 1783-04-29 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on landscape painting)
  • 1783-08-23 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer (d. 1852)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1784-01-28 George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Peelite: 1852-55) and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, born in Edinburgh, Scotland (d. 1861)

British Prime Minister George Hamilton-Gordon
British Prime Minister
George Hamilton-Gordon
  • 1784-02-03 John Fane graaf van Westmorland, English (opera)composer/diplomat
  • 1784-07-27 Andre-Georges-Louis Onslow, English/French composer (chamber music)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1784-10-20 Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston, British Prime Minister (1855-58 and 1859-65), born in Westminster, Middlesex (d. 1865)

British Prime Minister Henry John Temple
British Prime Minister
Henry John Temple
  • 1785-07-06 William J Hooker, English botanist/director (Kew Gardens)
  • 1785-08-15 Thomas De Quincey, England, writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater)
  • 1785-10-18 Thomas Love Peacock, English author (Headlong Hall)
  • 1785-10-20 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (d. 1873)
  • 1786-01-11 Joseph Jackson Lister, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens, born in London, England
  • 1786-01-12 Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (d. 1855)
  • 1786-12-05 Henry Drummond, English banker and religious leader
  • 1787-03-10 William Etty, English painter (nudes)
  • 1787-06-28 Sir Henry George Wakelyn (Harry) Smith, Wittlesea England, governor at the Cape Colony
  • 1787-08-24 James Weddell, Ostend England, Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea)
  • 1787-11-04 Edmund Kean, England, actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career)
  • 1787-12-09 John Dobson, English architect (d. 1865)
  • 1787-12-15 Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic
  • 1787-12-16 Mary Russell Mitford, English writer (d. 1855)
  • 1788-01-11 William Thomas Brande, English chemist (d. 1866)
  • 1788-01-22 Lord [George Gordon Noel] Byron, English romantic poet (Don Juan), born in London (d. 1824)
  • 1788-09-22 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (d. 1841)
  • 1789-03-17 Edmund Kean, tragic actor (Shylock), born in London, England
  • 1789-07-19 John Martin, English painter
  • 1789-09-28 Richard Bright, England, physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis)
  • 1789-10-08 William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist (d. 1855)
  • 1790-04-30 John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrialist
  • 1790-08-19 Edward John Dent, British Clockmaker to Queen Victoria and commissioned to make Big Ben, London (completed after his death by his son Frederick Dent), born in London, England
  • 1790-12-19 William Parry, England, Arctic explorer
  • 1791-03-15 Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873)
  • 1791-04-09 George Peacock, Denton County Durham, English Mathematician (algebraic theory)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1791-12-26 Charles Babbage, British inventor (calculating machine), born in London, England (d. 1871)

Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage
  • 1792-03-07 John Herschel, Slough England, William Herschel's son, astronomer
  • 1792-04-12 John George Lambton, statesman (1st Earl of Durham), born in London, England
  • 1792-06-16 John Linnell, English artist (d. 1882)
  • 1792-08-04 Percy Bysshe Shelley, England, romantic poet (Adonais)
  • 1792-09-27 George Cruikshank, caricaturist (Oliver Twist), born in London, England
  • 1792-10-05 Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1844)
  • 1792-11-11 Mary Anne Evans, English wife of Benjamin Disraeli (d. 1872)
  • 1792-11-13 Edward John Trelawney, England, traveler/author (Adv of Younger Son)
  • 1793-03-03 William Charles Macready, English actor (d. 1873)
  • 1793-07-03 John Claire, England, poet
  • 1794-06-28 Allen Frances Gardiner, Berkshire, England, naval officer and missionary in inter alia Port Natal
  • 1794-09-09 William Lonsdale, Bath, English Geologist and Paleontologist (fossil coral)
  • 1795-03-14 Robert Lucas Pearsall, composer, born in Bristol, England
  • 1795-04-28 Charles Sturt, England, explorer (Australia)
  • 1795-06-13 Thomas Arnold, English educator/historian (History of Rome)
  • 1795-09-06 Frances Wright, English writer and lecturer (d. 1852)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1795-10-31 John Keats, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), born in London, England (d. 1821)

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1795-12-22 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Neth industrialist (Twentse textile)
  • 1796-07-18 Feargus O'Connor, County Cork, leader of English Chartists
  • 1796-09-19 Hartley Coleridge, English poet (d. 1849)
  • 1796-10-09 Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English Egyptologist (d. 1878)
  • 1796-11-06 George Back, English sea officer/explorer (North Canada)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1797-08-30 Mary Shelley, author (Frankenstein), born in London, England

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • 1798-01-29 Henry Neele, poet, born in London, England
  • 1799-02-05 John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1799-03-16 Anna Atkins, English botanist, photographer and the 1st person to publish a book illustrated with photographic images, born in Tonbridge, England (d. 1871)

Botanist and Photographer Anna Atkins
Botanist and Photographer
Anna Atkins
  • 1799-05-23 Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1800-02-11 William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer

Photography Pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot
Photography Pioneer
William Henry Fox Talbot

Famous Weddings


  • Please go to a prior page.

Famous Divorces


  • Please go to a prior page.

Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 2,204

  • 1694-06-17 Philip Cardinal Howard, English Catholic Cardinal (b. 1629)
  • 1694-12-28 Mary II, Queen of England, dies after 5 years of rule at 32 [NS=Jan 7]
  • 1695-01-07 Mary II Stuart, queen of England, dies at 32 [OS=Dec 28 1694]
  • 1695-03-05 Henry Wharton, English writer (b. 1664)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1695-04-27 John Trenchard, English statesman (b. 1640)

English Politician John Trenchard
English Politician
John Trenchard
  • 1695-11-21 Henry Purcell, English composer (Indian Queen), dies at 36
  • 1695-11-28 Anthony Wood, English antiquarian (b. 1632)
  • 1696-03-18 Robert Charnock, English conspirator
  • 1697-01-28 John Fenwick, English conspirator
  • 1697-03-27 Simon Bradstreet, English colonial magistrate (b. 1603)
  • 1699-01-21 Obadiah Walker, English writer (b. 1616)
  • 1699-02-27 Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (b. c. 1625)
  • 1699-05-15 Edward Petre, English Jesuit and privy councilor (b. 1631)
  • 1699-06-22 Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
  • 1699-11-09 Hortense Mancini, mistress of Charles II, King of England (b. 1646)
  • 1700-05-01 John Dryden, English poet and playwright, first Poet Laureate (1668-1688), dies at 68
  • 1701-08-20 Charles Sedley, English playwright (b. 1639)
  • 1701-08-22 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman (b. 1628)
  • 1701-09-06 James II [Stuart], king of England (1685-88), dies at 68
  • 1701-09-16 James II of England and VII of Scotland (b. 1633)
  • 1701-10-03 Joseph Williamson, English politician (b. 1633)
  • 1701-11-05 Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, French-born English politician (bc. 1659)
  • 1702-01-06 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [NS=Jan 17]
  • 1702-01-17 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [OS=Jan 6]
  • 1702-03-08 William III, Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51 [NS-Mar 19] (b. 1650)
  • 1702-03-19 Willem III Henry, [Dutch William], king of England/Scot, dies at 51
  • 1702-04-23 Margaret Fell, English Quaker leader (b. 1614)
  • 1702-11-04 John Benbow, English vice-admiral (Santa Marta), dies
  • 1703-04-20 Lancelot Addison, English royal chaplain (b. 1632)
  • 1703-05-26 Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1703-10-28 John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer who introduced ∞ as a symbol for infinity, dies at 86

Mathematician and Cryptographer John Wallis
Mathematician and Cryptographer
John Wallis
  • 1704-04-08 Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (b. 1641)
  • 1704-06-18 Tom Brown, English satirist (b. 1662)
  • 1704-07-20 Peregrine White, first English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1620)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1704-10-28 John Locke, English empiricist philosopher; influential Enlightenment thinker and "Father of Liberalism" (Two Treatises of Government), dies at 72

Philosopher John Locke
Philosopher
John Locke
  • 1705-01-17 John Ray, English naturalist (b. 1627)
  • 1705-07-13 Titus Oates, English Protestant conspirator (b. 1649)
  • 1705-11-30 Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II of England (b. 1638)
  • 1706-01-29 Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)
  • 1707-01-20 Humphrey Hody, English theologian (b. 1659)
  • 1707-06-23 John Mill, English theologian
  • 1707-08-18 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (b. 1640)
  • 1707-09-15 George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)
  • 1708-01-23 Thomas Bullis, English composer, dies at 80 (buried)
  • 1708-09-06 Sir John Morden, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1623)
  • 1708-10-28 Prince George of Denmark, Consort of Queen Anne of England (b. 1653)
  • 1709-01-24 George Rooke, English admiral (b. 1650)
  • 1709-03-08 William Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62
  • 1709-03-09 Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat
  • 1709-07-17 Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (b. 1646)
  • 1709-10-09 Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1640)
  • 1709-11-23 Hans Willem baron Bentinck, Dutch/English earl of Portland, dies at 60
  • 1710-04-28 Thomas Betterton, English actor
  • 1711-03-19 Thomas Ken, English bishop and hymn-writer (b. 1637)
  • 1711-05-02 Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, English statesman (b. 1641)
  • 1711-08-25 Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician
  • 1712-02-02 Martin Lister, English naturalist and physician
  • 1712-03-25 Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
  • 1712-07-12 Richard Cromwell, English Lord Protector (1658-59), dies at 85
  • 1712-07-26 Thomas Osborne, English PM (1690-94), dies at 80
  • 1712-08-03 Joshua Barnes, English scholar (b. 1654)
  • 1712-08-18 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier
  • 1712-08-24 Thomas Bullis, Jr. English composer, dies at 54
  • 1712-08-29 Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63
  • 1712-11-15 Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675)
  • 1712-12-15 Sidney 1st earl of Godolphine, English minister of Finance, dies at 67
  • 1713-05-20 Thomas Sprat, English writer (b. 1635)
  • 1713-11-07 Elizabeth Barry, English actress (b. 1658)
  • 1713-11-20 Thomas Tompion, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel), dies at 74
  • 1713-12-14 Thomas Rymer, English historian (b. 1641)
  • 1714-02-02 John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (b. 1643)
  • 1714-02-24 Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (b. 1637)
  • 1714-06-22 Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)
  • 1714-08-01 Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49
  • 1714-08-26 Edward Fowler, English Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1632)
  • 1715-08-12 Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies
  • 1715-10-15 Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (b. 1675)
  • 1715-12-15 George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73
  • 1716-04-26 John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1651)
  • 1716-06-05 Roger Cotes, English mathematician (b. 1682)
  • 1716-06-28 George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
  • 1716-07-08 Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
  • 1717-10-26 Catherine Sedley, English mistress of James II of England (b. 1657)
  • 1718-01-06 Richard Hoare, English goldsmith and banker (b. 1648)
  • 1718-02-01 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (b. 1660)
  • 1718-02-18 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
  • 1718-05-07 Mary of Modena, wife of James II of England (b. 1658)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1718-07-30 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1718-11-22 Blackbeard, notorious English pirate, dies in battle at 38

Pirate Blackbeard
Pirate
Blackbeard
  • 1718-12-06 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and dramatist (Tamerlane) Poet Laureate (1715-18), dies at 45
  • 1719-06-17 Joseph Addison, English poet/writer/secretary of state, dies at 47
  • 1719-09-07 John Harris, English writer
  • 1719-09-27 George Smalridge, English Bishop of Bristol (b. 1662)
  • 1720-01-31 Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford, English privy councillor (c. 1654)
  • 1720-02-27 Samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653)
  • 1720-08-09 Simon Ockley, English orientalist (b. 1678)
  • 1720-11-17 Calico Jack, English pirate (b. 1682)
  • 1721-02-05 James Stanhope 1st earl of Stanhope, English general, dies at 47
  • 1721-02-16 James Craggs the Younger, English politician (b. 1686)
  • 1721-02-24 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (b. 1648)