Today in English History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 1,469

  • 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
  • 1702-10-27 British troops plunder St Augustine, Florida
  • 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

Person-of-interestPerson 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; the United Kingdom of Great Britain came into being on 1st May
  • 1707-05-01 England, Wales & Scotland form 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
  • 1708-08-29 British troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia
  • 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)
  • 1710-12-08 Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces
  • 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
  • 1713-02-10 Netherlands & Britain sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]
  • 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)
  • 1714-07-27 British Queen Anne dismisses premier Robert Haley

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

King George I
King
George I
  • 1714-10-20 Georg Ludwig von Hannover crowned as Britain's 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
  • 1716-02-06 Britain & Netherlands renew alliance
  • 1716-06-05 England & Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
  • 1716-10-09 Britain & France sign treaty
  • 1717-01-04 Netherlands, Great Britain & France sign Triple Alliance
  • 1717-03-02 The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England.
  • 1718-08-11 Battle at Cape Passaro: English 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
  • 1721-04-03 Robert Walpole becomes Britain's 1st Lord of the Treasury - effective Prime Minister, although that term was never officially used (indeed, it was considered an insult) until much later.
  • 1721-06-13 England signs Treaty of Madrid
  • 1724-04-01 Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War
  • 1724-04-06 Duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 1725-09-03 Britain, France, Hannover & Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1727-05-31 France, Britain & Netherlands sign accord of Paris
  • 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.
  • 1728-03-06 Spain & Britain sign (1st) Convention of Pardo
  • 1729-11-09 Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville
  • 1730-05-15 Robert Walpole becomes effectively Britain's 1st prime minister (was: chief min)
  • 1730-08-04 Crown prince Frederick of Prussia escapes to England
  • 1731-03-16 Treaty of Vienna signed by Prince Eugene of Savoy, Count Sinzendorf and Count Gundacker, Thomas Stahremberg and the British envoy to Vienna, Sir Thomas Robinson.
  • 1732-08-01 Foundations laid for Bank of England
  • 1733-01-13 James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC
  • 1733-05-17 England passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum & molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions
  • 1734-12-13 Britain & Russia sign trade agreement
  • 1737-07-31 Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court
  • 1738-03-28 Parliament sends an address to the king requesting that he demand redress from Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
  • 1738-05-09 England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies
  • 1739-01-14 Britain and Spain sign 2nd Convention of Pardo
  • 1739-04-07 Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
  • 1739-10-19 England declares war on Spain [OS=Oct 30]
  • 1739-10-30 Great Britain declares war on Spain: War of Jenkin's Ear [NS=Oct 19]
  • 1741-03-04 British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)
  • 1741-03-09 English fleet under admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
  • 1742-11-18 Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant
  • 1743-08-16 Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
  • 1743-09-02 Britain/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
  • 1743-09-13 Britain, Austria & Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
  • 1744-02-09 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
  • 1744-02-22 Battle of Toulon or Battle of Cape Sicié: British vs. French & Spanish fleet
  • 1744-03-15 French King Louis XV declares war on Britain
  • 1744-11-23 English premier John Carteret resigns
  • 1744-12-31 English astronomer James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble)
  • 1745-01-08 Britain, Austria, Netherlands & Saxony sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance
  • 1745-03-09 Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston
  • 1745-06-16 British fleet occupies Cap Breton on St Lawrence River
  • 1745-08-26 Britan, Prussia & Hannover sign treaty
  • 1745-09-21 Battle of Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army
  • 1745-11-11 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army enters England
  • 1746-02-10 The Pelham brothers resign from the British government, but resume office when King George II backs down.
  • 1746-10-11 Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English/Austria/Neth armies
  • 1747-07-01 Battle at Lafeld: France beat British/Dutch army
  • 1747-12-09 Great Britain & Netherlands sign military treaty
  • 1748-01-26 Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
  • 1748-03-19 Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize north American colonies
  • 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
  • 1751-08-31 British troops under Sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot, India
  • 1751-09-13 Britain signs Austrian & Russian alliance
  • 1752-06-09 French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India
  • 1752-09-02 Last Julian calendar day in Britain and British colonies (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
  • 1752-09-03 Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives
  • 1752-09-14 Britain (and American colonies) adopt Gregorian calendar (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 4,193

  • 1780-06-03 William Hone, England, author/bookseller (Every-Day Book)
  • 1781-06-09 George Stephenson, Newcastle England, inventor (RR locomotive)
  • 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)
  • 1784-01-28 George HG earl of Aberdeen, English secretary of State
  • 1784-02-03 John Fane graaf van Westmorland, English (opera)composer/diplomat
  • 1784-07-27 Andre-Georges-Louis Onslow, English/French composer (chamber music)
  • 1784-10-20 Lord Henry JT Palmerston, English minister of Foreign affairs
  • 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/apostole
  • 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, England, romantic poet (Don Juan)
  • 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)
  • 1795-04-28 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)
  • 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
  • 1800-10-25 Thomas Babington Macaulay, England, poet/historian (Ivry, Naaseby)
  • 1801-02-07 John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist
  • 1801-02-21 John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)
  • 1801-07-29 George Bradshaw, English publisher (d. 1853)
  • 1801-08-03 Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace)
  • 1802-02-06 Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]
  • 1802-07-26 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, poet/politician, born in London, England
  • 1802-08-14 Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty)
  • 1803-01-03 Douglas William Jerrold, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag), born in London, England
  • 1803-06-30 Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet
  • 1805-01-27 Samuel Palmer, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision), born in London, England
  • 1805-02-04 William H Ainsworth, English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood)
  • 1805-08-09 Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1860)
  • 1805-08-29 Frederick Maurice, English theologian (d. 1872)
  • 1805-11-07 Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor (d. 1870)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1806-03-06 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Coxhoe Hall England, poet ("Sonnets from the Portuguese")

  • 1806-03-28 Thomas Hare, English barrister (d. 1891)
  • 1806-06-16 Edward Davy, English physician, chemist, and inventor (d. 1885)
  • 1807-02-08 Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
  • 1808-12-22 Thomas Cook, England, tour director (Thomas Cook & Son)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1809-02-12 Charles Darwin, English naturalist (Origin of the Species) who conceived the theory of evolution by natural selection, born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire (d. 1882)

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Naturalist
Charles Darwin
  • 1809-03-31 Edward FitzGerald, England, writer (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1809-08-06 Alfred Lord Tennyson, Somersby, England, Poet Laureate of Great Britain

  • 1809-11-27 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, England, Shakespearian actress (Juliet)
  • 1810-03-27 William Hepworth Thompson, English classical scholar (d. 1886)
  • 1810-04-11 Henry Rawlinson, English scholar (d. 1895)
  • 1810-09-29 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, novelist, born in London, England
  • 1810-11-10 George Jennings English sanitary engineer (d. 1882)
  • 1810-11-28 William Froude, England, engineer/naval architect
  • 1811-01-09 Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (d. 1856)
  • 1811-03-21 Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (d. 1891)
  • 1811-07-18 William Makepeace Thackeray, England, Victorian novelist (Vanity Fair)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1812-02-07 Charles Dickens, English novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1870)

Novelist Charles Dickens
Novelist
Charles Dickens
  • 1812-03-01 Augustus Pugin, English-born architect (d. 1852)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1812-05-07 Robert Browning, poet (Pied Piper), born in London, England

  • 1812-05-12 Edward Lear, England, landscape painter, (Complete Nonsense Book)
  • 1812-07-15 James Hope-Scott, English barrister (d. 1873)

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,975

  • 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
  • 1703-10-28 John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (wig of W), dies
  • 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 philosopher (2 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)
  • 1708-09-06 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
  • 1712-08-29 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 (b. 1674)
  • 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)
  • 1721-03-16 James Craggs the Elder, English politician (b. 1657)
  • 1721-10-11 Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1636)
  • 1721-12-17 Richard Lumley, 1st Earl of Scarbrough, English statesman (b. 1640)
  • 1721-12-22 Nathaniel Hawes, tortured & executed in England for robbery
  • 1722-01-21 Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, English supporter of William III of England (b. 1661)
  • 1722-06-16 John Churchill up Marlborough, English general strategist, dies at 72

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1723-02-25 Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/architect, dies at 90

Architect Christopher Wren
Architect
Christopher Wren
  • 1723-02-26 Thomas d'Urfey, English writer (b. 1653)
  • 1723-04-11 John Robinson, English diplomat (b. 1650)
  • 1723-07-26 Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (b. 1660)
  • 1723-08-17 Joseph Bingham, English scholar (b. 1668)
  • 1723-10-10 William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1665)
  • 1723-11-07 Godfrey Kneller, English painter (74-77), dies
  • 1723-12-01 Susanna Centlivre, English dramatist and actress
  • 1724-02-12 Elkanah Settle, English writer (b. 1648)
  • 1724-06-15 Henry Sacheverell, English churchman and politician (b. 1674)
  • 1724-11-16 Jack Sheppard, English robber, hanged
  • 1725-04-08 John Wise, English clergyman (b. 1652)
  • 1725-05-21 Robert Haley earl of Oxford, English Whig-premier (1710-4), dies at 63
  • 1725-05-24 Jonathan Wild, English criminal (b. 1682)
  • 1726-03-05 Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician
  • 1726-03-26 John Vanbrugh, Dutch/English playwright (Provoked Wife), dies at 62
  • 1726-05-10 Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (b. 1670)