English History (Part 8)

Historical Events

Events 701 - 800 of 1,322

  • 1793-04-15 Bank of England issues first £5 note
  • 1793-09-29 Tennis is 1st mentioned in an English sporting magazine
  • 1795-01-18 Governor/viceroy Willem V flees Scheveningen to England
  • 1795-02-17 Thomas Seddal harvests 8.3-kg potato from his garden Chester, England
  • 1795-04-23 William Hastings acquitted in England of high treason
  • 1795-08-15 Joseph Haydn leaves England forever
  • 1795-08-20 Joseph Haydn returns to Vienna from England
  • 1796-02-29 Jay's Treaty proclaimed, settles some differences with England
  • 1796-05-14 English country doctor Edward Jenner administers the first inoculation against smallpox, using cowpox pus, in Berkeley, Gloucestershire
  • 1796-10-05 Spain declares war on England
  • 1797-02-26 Bank of England issues first £1 note
  • 1797-05-12 Nore Mutiny: British Royal Navy sailors mutiny on the Thames, England and blockade London
  • 1803-10-21 English scientist John Dalton reads his paper on the absorption of gases to the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Soc - 1st outline of his atomic theory
  • 1803-10-23 English physicist John Dalton reads his essay on the absorption of gases by water and presents a series of atomic weights for 21 simple and compound elements at a meeting of the Manchester Literary and Philosophical Society
  • 1804-01-30 Mungo Park leaves England seeking source of Niger River
  • 1804-08-25 Alice Meynell becomes 1st woman jockey riding in York, England
  • 1805-07-08 American Bill Richmond knocks out Jack Holmes, Kilburn Wells, England
  • 1807-01-01 Curacao is taken by English (until March, 1816)
  • 1807-02-24 17 die & 15 wounded in a crush to witness execution of Holloway, Heggerty & Elizabeth Godfrey in England
  • 1809-04-18 First run of 2,000 guineas horse race at Newmarket, England

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1810-05-03 English poet Lord Byron swims the Hellespont (modern day Dardanelles)

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • 1812-05-11 Waltz introduced into English ballrooms. Some observers consider it disgusting and immoral.
  • 1812-09-03 World's first cannery ( Donkin, Hall and Gamble) opens in London, England to supply food to the Royal Navy

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1814-04-26 King Louis XVIII lands at Calais from England

King of France Louis XVIII
King of France

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1814-07-25 English engineer George Stephenson introduces his first steam locomotive, a travelling engine designed for hauling coal on the Killingworth wagonway named Blücher

Engineer Known as the Father of Railways George Stephenson
Engineer Known as the Father of Railways
George Stephenson
  • 1814-10-23 1st plastic surgery is performed (England)
  • 1815-07-15 1st flat horse race held at English race track Cheltenham on Nottingham Hill
  • 1815-11-20 Russia, Prussia, Austria & England signs Alliance "for the maintenance of peace in Europe" same day as Treaty of Paris
  • 1816-10-21 The Penang Free School is founded in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, by the Rev Hutchings. It is the oldest English-language school in Southeast Asia.
  • 1818-09-30 Congress of Aken: Russia, Austria, Prussia, France & England
  • 1818-10-08 Two English boxers are first to use padded gloves
  • 1819-08-16 Peterloo Massacre, Manchester, England: cavalry charges demonstrators, 15 people killed and 400–700 injured
  • 1820-01-12 Astronomical Society of London (now the Royal Astronomical Society) founded in England
  • 1823-02-20 English Capt James Weddell reaches 74°15' S, 1520 km from S pole
  • 1824-10-21 Joseph Aspdin patents Portland cement (Yorkshire, England)
  • 1825-03-02 1st grand opera in US sung in English, NYC
  • 1826-11-27 John Walker invents friction match in England
  • 1827-03-07 Shrigley Abduction: Ellen Turner, a wealthy heiress in Cheshire, England is abducted by Edward Gibbon Wakefield, a future politician in colonial New Zealand.
  • 1827-04-07 English chemist John Walker invents wooden matches
  • 1830-05-18 Edwin Budding of England signs an agreement for manufacture of his invention, lawn mower. Saturdays are destroyed forever
  • 1830-09-15 First passenger to be killed by a railway train (William Huskisson, England)

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1831-03-01 Lord John Russell introduces the Reform Bill in the British House of Commons on the government's behalf to revamp the electoral system of England and Wales and increase the franchise

British Prime Minister John Russell
British Prime Minister
John Russell
  • 1831-04-14 Soldiers marching on a bridge in Manchester, England, cause it to collapse.

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1831-12-27 HMS Beagle with Charles Darwin on board, departs England for a survey of South America

Naturalist Charles Darwin
Charles Darwin

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1832-03-22 British Parliament, led by Charles Grey, passes the Reform Act, introducing wide-ranging changes to electoral system of England and Wales, increasing electorate from about 500,000 voters to 813,000

British Prime Minister Charles Grey
British Prime Minister
Charles Grey
British Prime Minister John Russell
British Prime Minister
John Russell
  • 1834-03-18 Six farm labourers from Tolpuddle, Dorset, England are sentenced to be transported to Australia for forming a trade union.
  • 1835-08-11 George B Airy begins 46-year reign as England's Astronomer Royal
  • 1836-07-30 First English language newspaper published in Hawaii
  • 1836-10-02 Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)
  • 1836-12-27 Worst English avalanche kills 8 of 15 buried (Lewes Sussex)
  • 1837-06-11 The Broad Street Riot occurs in Boston, fueled by ethnic tensions between English-Americans and Irish-Americans.
  • 1838-04-08 Steamship "Great Western" maiden voyage (Bristol, England, to NYC)
  • 1838-04-22 English steamship "Sirius" docks in NYC after crossing the Atlantic, first transatlantic steam passenger service
  • 1838-04-23 English steamship "Great Western" crossing Atlantic docks in NYC
  • 1838-07-04 Huskar Colliery Mining Disaster in Silkstone England: mining pit floods drown 26 children, leads to 1842 'Mines and Collieries Act' bans women and children working underground
  • 1838-09-24 Anti-Corn-Law League forms to repeal English Corn Law
  • 1838-11-03 The Times of India, world's largest circulated English language daily broadsheet newspaper founded as The Bombay Times and Journal of Commerce
  • 1839-01-06 2 day storm off Irish & English coast immortalized as "Big Wind"
  • 1839-07-27 Chartist riots break out in Birmingham, England
  • 1839-09-09 English scientist and astronomer John Herschel takes 1st glass plate photograph
  • 1840-01-05 Records show 95,820 licensed public houses in England on this date
  • 1844-12-21 The Rochdale Pioneers commence business at their cooperative in Rochdale, England, starting the Cooperative movement.
  • 1845-05-20 HMS Erebus and HMS Terror with 134 men under John Franklin sail from the River Thames in England, beginning a disastrous expedition to find the Northwest Passage. All hands are lost
  • 1846-06-10 Robert Thomson obtains an English patent on a rubber tyre
  • 1846-07-21 Mormons found 1st English settlement in California (San Joaquin Valley)
  • 1847-03-01 Michigan becomes 1st English-speaking jurisdiction to abolish the death penalty (except for treason against the state)
  • 1847-10-20 12 year old English boy William Nelman poisons his grandpa with arsenic, would become famous court case
  • 1848-07-11 Edmund Hickly gets 1st known 10 wicket innings (Kent v England)
  • 1848-09-19 Hyperion, moon of Saturn, discovered by Bond (US) & Lassell (England)
  • 1849-04-25 The Governor General of Canada, Lord Elgin, signs the Rebellion Losses Bill, outraging Montreal's English population and triggering the Montreal Riots.
  • 1850-01-20 Investigator, first ship to effect northwest passage, leaves England
  • 1850-06-04 Self-deodorizing fertilizer patented in England
  • 1850-09-24 Papal Bull issued, establishes Roman Catholic hierarchy in England
  • 1854-05-05 British Commodore James Plumridge attacks Finnish settlements in Gulf of Bothnia, killing civilians and destroying British-owned goods.
  • 1854-09-04 English/French assault on Petropavlovsk Kamchatka
  • 1856-05-27 Doctor William Palmer (the Rugeley Poisoner ) found guilty of poisoning in Stafford, England
  • 1858-01-30 Charles Halle founds Halle Orchestra in Manchester, England
  • 1859-05-04 The Cornwall Railway opens across the Royal Albert Bridge linking the counties of Devon and Cornwall in England.
  • 1859-06-28 1st dog show held (Newcastle-on-Tyne, England)
  • 1859-07-22 V E Walker takes 10-74 in an innings for England v Surrey

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1859-09-17 Joshua Abraham Norton, English-born resident of San Francisco, proclaims himself his Imperial Majesty Emperor Norton I, Emperor of the United States of America

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton
  • 1859-11-24 English naturalist Charles Darwin publishes "On the Origin of Species"
  • 1860-12-26 First ever inter-club football match between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England
  • 1861-11-19 The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe leaves Philadelphia, USA, for London, England on the Elizabeth Watts
  • 1862-01-09 The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe arrives at Victoria Docks, London, England aboard the Elizabeth Watts
  • 1862-05-15 Confederate ship Alabama launched as the Enrica at Birkenhead, England, where she had been built in secret
  • 1864-03-11 The Great Sheffield Flood: the largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield.
  • 1864-06-29 Samuel Crowther, bishop of Niger, becomes the first Black bishop of the Church of England
  • 1866-01-11 Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End, England and kills 220
  • 1866-07-26 Canoe Club opens in England
  • 1867-11-23 The Manchester Martyrs are hung at Salford Gaol, Manchester England for shotting a police officer
  • 1868-03-05 Stapler patented in England by C H Gould
  • 1869-06-15 Mike McCoole (US) defeats Tom Allen (England) in bare-knuckle bout
  • 1869-11-17 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race, racing 13K Paris to Rouen
  • 1870-08-08 Magic (US) defeats Cambria (England) in 2nd running of America's Cup
  • 1870-11-29 Compulsory education proclaimed in England
  • 1871-03-27 1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
  • 1873-01-22 British SS Northfleet sinks at Dungeness, England, 300 die
  • 1873-12-06 1st international football game in US: Yale 2, Eton (England) 1
  • 1874-04-05 Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, designed by Joseph Paxton, opens in Birkenhead, England

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 701 - 800 of 4,659

  • 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, English romantic poet (Adonais), born in Horsham, Sussex, England (d. 1822)
  • 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)

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1795-10-31 John Keats, English Romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), born in London (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)
  • 1797-04-10 Claude Ambroise Seurat, Frenchman exhibited in England as "Human Skeleton", born in Champaigne France (d. 1826)

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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)

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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

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1799-03-29 Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1852, 1858-59, 1866-68), born in Knowsley, England (d. 1869)

British Prime Minister Edward Smith-Stanley
British Prime Minister
Edward Smith-Stanley
  • 1799-05-23 Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)

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1800-02-11 William Henry Fox Talbot, English photographic pioneer, born in Dorset, England (d. 1877)

Photography Pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot
Photography Pioneer
William Henry Fox Talbot
  • 1800-10-25 Thomas Babington Macaulay, England, poet/historian (Ivry, Naaseby)
  • 1800-12-27 John Goss, English organist and composer (Praise, My Soul, the King of Heaven), (d. 1880)
  • 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, British publisher, born in Manchester, England (d. 1853)
  • 1802-02-06 Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]
  • 1802-07-26 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English politician and poet, born in London, England (d. 1839)
  • 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
  • 1803-08-03 Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace), born in Milton Bryan, Bedfordshire (d. 1865)
  • 1804-07-20 Richard Owen, English zoologist (Dinosauria), born in Lancaster, England (d. 1892)
  • 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)
  • 1805-09-07 Samuel Wilberforce, English bishop and one of the greatest public speakers of his day (remembered for his opposition to Darwin's theory of evolution), born in London (d. 1873)
  • 1805-11-07 Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor (d. 1870)

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1806-03-06 Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet ("Sonnets from the Portuguese"), born in Kelloe, Durham (d. 1861)

  • 1806-03-28 Thomas Hare, English barrister (d. 1891)

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1806-05-20 John Stuart Mill, English philosopher, political economist and utilitarian, born in London (d. 1873)

Philosopher and Political Economist John Stuart Mill
Philosopher and Political Economist
John Stuart Mill
  • 1806-06-16 Edward Davy, English physician, chemist, and inventor (d. 1885)
  • 1807-02-08 Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
  • 1808-11-22 Thomas Cook, British founder and CEO of Thomas Cook & Son travel agency (Cook Travel Bureau), born in Derbyshire, England (d. 1892)

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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
Charles Darwin
  • 1809-03-31 Edward FitzGerald, England, writer (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)
  • 1809-11-27 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, England, Shakespearian actress (Juliet)

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1809-12-29 William Ewart Gladstone, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Liberal: 1868-74, 1880-86, 1892-94), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1898)

British Prime Minister William Gladstone
British Prime Minister
William Gladstone
  • 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)

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

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

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

  • 1812-05-12 Edward Lear, England, landscape painter, (Complete Nonsense Book)
  • 1812-06-27 John Pike Hullah, English composer, born in Worcester (d. 1884)
  • 1812-07-15 James Hope-Scott, English barrister (d. 1873)
  • 1812-12-06 Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (d. 1884)
  • 1812-12-14 Charles J Canning, English earl/1st viceroy of British-Indies
  • 1813-01-04 Louis L Bonaparte, English/French linguist/senator
  • 1813-03-15 John Snow, English epidemiologist (d. 1858)
  • 1814-01-11 James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget)
  • 1814-01-17 Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
  • 1814-04-24 Angela Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist extrordinaire and "the richest heiress in England" (d. 1906)
  • 1814-06-08 Charles Reade, English novelist (Cloister & Hearth)
  • 1815-01-09 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, born in Masham, Yorkshire (d. 1866)
  • 1815-02-12 Edward Forbes, Douglas Isle of Man, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography
  • 1815-04-24 Anthony Trollope, English novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)
  • 1815-06-11 Julia Margaret Cameron, English photographer born in Calcutta, India (d. 1879)
  • 1815-11-24 Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)

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1815-12-10 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, born in London (d. 1852)

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 1816-04-17 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (d. 1876)

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1816-04-21 Charlotte Brontë,English novelist (Jane Eyre), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire

  • 1816-04-22 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus)
  • 1816-07-20 William Bowman, English anatomist, born in Nantwich, Cheshire (d. 1892)
  • 1816-11-14 John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, born in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire (d. 1880)
  • 1817-02-02 John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid)
  • 1817-02-23 George Watts, painter, born in London, England
  • 1817-04-18 George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe)
  • 1817-06-26 Branwell Brontë [Patrick Branwell Brontë], English painter and writer and brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne (d. 1848)
  • 1817-07-15 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway)
  • 1818-03-22 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
  • 1818-06-30 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1901)

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1818-07-30 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1848)

  • 1818-09-16 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, born in London (d. 1910)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 701 - 800 of 2,314

  • 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)
  • 1721-09-18 Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat, dies at 57
  • 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

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1723-02-25 Christopher Wren, English astronomer and architect (St. Paul's Cathedral), dies at 90

Architect Christopher Wren
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
  • 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)
  • 1726-12-02 Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (b. 1665)
  • 1727-02-13 William Wotton, English scholar (b. 1666)

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1727-03-31 Isaac Newton, English physicist/astronomer, dies in London at 84

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1727-06-10 George Ludwig, German monarch of Hannover/king of England, dies at 67

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1727-06-11 George I, King of England (1714-27), dies of a stroke at 67

King George I
George I
  • 1727-08-14 William Croft, English composer and organist, dies at 48
  • 1729-01-19 William Congreve, English dramatist (Love for Love), dies at 58
  • 1729-10-09 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (b. 1654)
  • 1729-12-13 Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A discourse on free-thinking), dies at 53
  • 1730-01-01 Samuel Sewall, English judge (b. 1652)
  • 1730-05-30 Arabella Churchill, mistress of James II of England, sister of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough (b. 1648)
  • 1730-09-27 Laurence Eusden, English poet, Poet Laureate (1718-30), dies at 42
  • 1730-10-23 Anne Oldfield, English actress (b. 1683)
  • 1731-01-21 Thomas Woolston, English theologian (b. 1669)

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1731-04-24 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), dies at about 70

Novelist Daniel Defoe
Daniel Defoe
  • 1731-12-29 Brook Taylor, English mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem, dies at 46
  • 1732-02-22 Francis Atterbury, English bishop and man of letters (b. 1663)
  • 1732-12-04 John Gay, English poet (Beggar's Opera), dies at 47
  • 1733-04-19 Elizabeth Villiers, mistress of William III of England
  • 1733-05-10 Barton Booth, English actor (b. 1681)
  • 1733-08-16 Matthew Tindal, English deist (b. 1657)
  • 1734-01-06 John Dennis, English dramatist whose thunder was stolen (b. 1657)
  • 1734-02-01 John Floyer, English physician and writer (b. 1649)
  • 1734-03-01 Roger North, English biographer (b. 1653)
  • 1734-05-04 James Thornhill, English painter
  • 1734-07-22 Peter King, 1st Baron King, Lord Chancellor of England
  • 1734-11-14 Louise de Keroualle, English duchess/mistress of king Charles II, dies
  • 1735-01-12 John Eccles, English composer (b. 1668)
  • 1735-04-05 William Derham, English minister and writer (b. 1657)
  • 1735-04-05 Samuel Wesley, English poet (b. 1662)
  • 1735-06-10 Thomas Hearne, English antiquarian (b. 1678)
  • 1735-12-14 Thomas Tanner, English bishop and antiquarian (b. 1674)
  • 1736-02-07 Stephen Gray, English astronomer and scientist (b. 1666)
  • 1737-05-04 Eustace Budgell, English writer (b. 1686)
  • 1737-09-27 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor (b. 1680)
  • 1737-12-11 John Strype, English historian (b. 1643)
  • 1737-12-27 William Bowyer, English printer (b. 1663)
  • 1738-02-12 James Sherard, English amateur composer, dies at 71
  • 1738-05-01 Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, English statesman (b. c. 1669)
  • 1738-06-21 Charles Townshend, 2nd Viscount Townshend, English statesman (b. 1674)
  • 1738-08-16 Joe Miller, English comic, dies
  • 1739-04-07 Dick Turpin, English highwayman (hanged) (b. 1706)
  • 1739-09-03 George Lillo, English dramatist (Fatal Curiosity), dies at 46
  • 1740-05-15 Ephraim Chambers, English encyclopaedist (b. 1680)
  • 1740-06-17 Sir William Wyndham, English politician (b. 1687)
  • 1740-12-20 Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon, English military officer and statesman (b. 1675)
  • 1742-01-01 Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (b. 1686)

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1742-01-14 Edmond Halley, English mathematician and astronomer (Halley's comet), dies at 85 [NS=Jan 25]

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
  • 1742-02-22 Charles Rivington, English publisher (b. 1688)
  • 1742-06-18 John Aislabie, English politician (b. 1670)
  • 1742-07-09 John Oldmixon, English historian (b. 1673)
  • 1742-07-14 Richard Bentley, English classical scholar (b. 1662)
  • 1742-07-19 William Somervile, English poet (b. 1675)
  • 1743-04-04 Daniel Neal, English historian (b. 1678)
  • 1743-08-01 Richard Savage, English poet/playwright, dies at about 46
  • 1743-08-05 John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (b. 1696)

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1744-05-30 Alexander Pope, English poet (The Rape of the Lock), dies at 56

  • 1744-08-09 James Brydges, 1st Duke of Chandos, English patron of the arts (b. 1673)

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1745-10-19 Jonathan Swift, English writer (Gulliver's Travels), dies at 77

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift
  • 1746-07-02 Thomas Baker, English antiquarian (b. 1656)
  • 1746-10-02 Josiah Burchett, English Secretary of the Admiralty
  • 1747-04-09 Simon Fraser, 12th baron Lovat Jacobite, last man beheaded in England
  • 1747-12-02 Vincent Bourne, English classical scholar (b. 1695)
  • 1747-12-11 Edmund Curll, English bookseller (b. ca. 1675)
  • 1748-04-12 William Kent, English sculptor/architect (Kensington Palace), dies
  • 1748-05-12 Thomas Lowndes, English astronomer (b. 1692)
  • 1748-09-06 Edmund Gibson, English jurist (b. 1669)