London in History (Part 2)

Historical Events

Events 101 - 200 of 1,166

  • 1718-05-15 James Puckle, a London lawyer, patents world's 1st machine gun
  • 1721-03-09 British Chancellor Exchequer John Aislabie confined in London Tower
  • 1722-11-07 Richard Steele's "Conscious Lovers" premieres in London

Music releaseMusic Premiere

1723-01-12 George Frideric Handel's opera "Ottone" premieres at the King's Theatre London

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1724-01-01 Glassblower Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit proposes system for making thermometers and the Fahrenheit temperature scale in a paper to the Royal Society of London and is elected a fellow on its basis

Inventor and Physicist Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit
Inventor and Physicist
Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1725-01-04 Benjamin Franklin arrives in London [OS=Dec 24 1724]

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1726-05-09 Five men arrested during a raid on Mother Clap's molly house in London are executed at Tyburn

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1726-10-28 "Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift is published by Benjamin Motte in London

Author, Poet and Satirist Jonathan Swift
Author, Poet and Satirist
Jonathan Swift

AgreementContract of Interest

1738-09-26 Scottish philosopher David Hume enters into a contract to publish the first two volumes of his seminal work "A Treatise of Human Nature" with John Noon in London

Philosopher David Hume
Philosopher
David Hume
  • 1742-05-28 1st indoor swimming pool opens (Goodman's Fields, London)
  • 1743-03-23 George Frideric Handel's oratorio "Messiah" premieres in London
  • 1744-03-11 English auction house Sotheby's holds its first ever auction (of books) in London
  • 1745-02-15 Colley Cibbers "Papal Tyranny" premieres in London
  • 1747-01-31 The first venereal diseases clinic opens at London Lock Hospital, London

InventionScientific Discovery

1747-02-14 Astronomer James Bradley presents his discovery of the wobbling motion of the Earth on its axis to the Royal Society, London

Astronomer James Bradley
Astronomer
James Bradley
  • 1749-01-16 Hoax article advertising fictitious theatrical performer "The Bottle Conjuror" drew huge crowds to the Haymarket Theatre, London, whose inevitable non-appearance caused a riot. It's alleged the Duke of Montagu perpetrated the fiasco to win a bet
  • 1749-04-27 First performance of George Frideric Handel's "Music For The Royal Fireworks"in Green Park, London
  • 1750-02-08 Minor earthquake in London

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1755-04-15 Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London

Scholar and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson
Scholar and Lexicographer
Samuel Johnson
  • 1755-07-15 French ambassador recalled from London

British Museum Opens its DoorsBritish Museum Opens its Doors

1759-01-15 British Museum opens in Montague House, London

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British Museum ticket from 1790
British Museum ticket from 1790
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  • 1759-04-20 George Frideric Handel is buried in Westminster Abbey, London
  • 1762-02-02 Thomas Arnes' opera "Artaxerxes" premieres in London
  • 1762-07-10 Louis-François Roubiliac's monument to George Frideric Handel is unveiled at Westminster Abbey in London
  • 1763-04-30 Member of Parliament and journalist John Wilkes confined in the Tower of London, charged with seditious libel

  • 1763-05-16 Samuel Johnson 1st meets his future biographer James Boswell in London
  • 1766-12-05 World's largest auction house - Christie's hold their first sale in their permanent saleroom in Pall Mall, London
  • 1768-01-09 Philip Astley stages the world's first modern circus in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1768-05-10 John Wilkes is imprisoned for writing an article for "The North Briton" severely criticizing King George III. This action provokes rioting in London.

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III
  • 1772-01-01 First traveler's cheques go on sale in London, can be used in 90 European cities

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1772-08-04 English poet and artist William Blake aged 14 is first apprenticed to engraver James Basire in London

Poet and Artist William Blake
Poet and Artist
William Blake
  • 1773-03-18 Oliver Goldsmith's "She Stoops to Conquer" premieres in London
  • 1775-01-17 Richard Brinsley Sheridan's play "The Rivals" premieres in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1775-11-11 Mohawk military leader Joseph Brant goes to London to solicit more support from the government and to persuade the Crown to address past Mohawk land grievances in exchange for their participation as allies in the impending war

Mohawk Military Leader Joseph Brant
Mohawk Military Leader
Joseph Brant

USAUnited States Declaration of Independence

1776-08-10 American Revolutionary War: word of the United States Declaration of Independence reaches London.

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Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence
Engrossed copy of the United States Declaration of Independence
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  • 1777-05-01 RB Sheridan's "School for Scandal" premieres in London
  • 1777-08-04 Retired British cavalry officer Philip Astley establishes his riding school with performances in London, precursor of the circus
  • 1779-10-08 English engraver and poet William Blake begins study at the Royal Academy, Old Somerset House, London
  • 1780-06-02 Anti-Catholic demonstration attacks parliament in London
  • 1780-06-07 Anti-Catholic riot in London, hundreds die
  • 1783-11-03 John Austin, a footpad turned murderer, is the last to be publicly hanged at London's Tyburn gallows
  • 1783-12-09 First execution at Newgate Jail in London (now the site of the Central Criminal Court aka the Old Bailey), relocated from Tyburn (now the site of Marble Arch)
  • 1785-01-01 "Daily Universal Register" (Times of London) publishes 1st issue
  • 1785-01-13 John Walter publishes 1st issue of "The Times" of London
  • 1787-02-04 1st Anglican bishops of NY & Pennsylvania consecrated in London
  • 1788-01-01 London's Daily Universal Registrar becomes the Times
  • 1792-01-25 The London Corresponding Society is founded.
  • 1792-03-24 Benjamin West (US) becomes president of Royal Academy of London
  • 1792-10-02 Baptist Missionary Society forms in London
  • 1794-03-12 Theatre Royal in London's Dury Lane opens after being rebuilt
  • 1794-05-07 Influential Gothic romance "The Mysteries of Udolpho" is published by Ann Ratcliffe in London

'Terrifying' Top Hat Causes Sensation'Terrifying' Top Hat Causes Sensation

1797-01-15 1st top hat worn by John Etherington of London

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Queen Victoria looks uncertainly at her husband as Prince Albert tries out his new top hat
Queen Victoria looks uncertainly at her husband as Prince Albert tries out his new top hat
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  • 1797-05-12 Nore Mutiny: British Royal Navy sailors mutiny on the Thames, England and blockade London

InventionScientific Discovery

1800-03-20 Alessandro Volta reports his discovery of the electric battery in a letter to Joseph Banks, president of the Royal Society of London

Physicist and Inventor Alessandro Volta
Physicist and Inventor
Alessandro Volta
Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • 1801-10-01 Britain & France sign Preliminary of London
  • 1803-07-26 The Surrey Iron Railway, arguably the world's first public railway, opens in south London
  • 1804-02-24 London's Drury Lane Theatre burns to the ground, leaving owner Richard Brinsley Sheridan destitute

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1806-01-09 Admiral Viscount Horatio Nelson receives a state funeral and is interred in St Paul's Cathedral, London

  • 1806-10-07 Carbon paper patented in London by inventor Ralph Wedgwood

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1806-12-29 Thomas Dibdin's pantomime "Harlequin and Mother Goose" starring Joseph Grimaldi, in his most famous clown performance, opens at the Covent Garden Theatre, London

Greatest Clown in History Joseph Grimaldi
Greatest Clown in History
Joseph Grimaldi
  • 1807-01-28 London's Pall Mall is 1st street lit by gaslight
  • 1809-09-18 Royal Opera House in London opens

Assassination of a British Prime MinisterAssassination of a British Prime Minister

1812-05-11 British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London. Ironically, descendants of both later stand for the same seat in Parliament at the same time but neither win.

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An artist's impression of Spencer Perceval's fatal shooting. Photograph: Hulton Archive
An artist's impression of Spencer Perceval's fatal shooting. Photograph: Hulton Archive
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  • 1812-09-03 World's first cannery (Donkin, Hall and Gamble) opens in London, England to supply food to the Royal Navy
  • 1812-10-14 Work on London's Regent's Canal starts.
  • 1814-08-13 Treaty of London-Netherland stops transporting slaves
  • 1814-10-17 A Beer Flood occurs in London killing nine.
  • 1814-11-28 The Times of London first printed by automatic, steam powered presses built by German inventors Friedrich Koenig and Andreas Friedrich Bauer - makes newspapers available to a mass audience

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1815-12-23 "Emma" By Jane Austen by published by John Murray in London [1]

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1816-05-25 Collection of poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge published by John Murray in London, including "Kubla Khan" and "Christabel"

Poet, Critic and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1818-01-01 Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus" is published anonymously by the small London publishing house of Lackington, Hughes, Harding, Mavor, & Jones

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • 1820-01-12 Astronomical Society of London (now the Royal Astronomical Society) founded in England
  • 1820-08-01 London's Regent's Canal opens.
  • 1822-10-20 1st edition of London Sunday Times
  • 1823-04-22 Baltic Club (Exchange) forms in London
  • 1823-05-08 "Home! Sweet Home!" by John Howard Payne is 1st sung in London

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1823-12-13 Gioachino Rossini arrives in London

  • 1824-02-16 Athenaeum club founded in London
  • 1824-05-10 The National Gallery in London opens to the public in its temporary home in a townhouse on Pall Mall

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1824-05-17 The diaries of Lord Byron are burnt by six of the poet's friends at the office of John Murray in London, sometimes described as “the greatest crime in literary history”

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • 1826-02-11 University College London founded; known until 1836 as London University
  • 1826-04-12 Weber's opera "Oberon" premieres in London
  • 1828-04-27 Zoological Gardens at Regent's Park in London opens
  • 1828-10-25 St Katharine Docks opens in London, England
  • 1829-03-17 Final performance by famous clown Joseph Grimaldi at a benefit performance at Sadler's Wells, London
  • 1829-06-08 1st UK municipal swimming pool outside of London opens in Liverpool

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1829-06-19 Sir Robert Peel introduces the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 into Parliament to establish a unified police force for London

British Prime Minister Robert Peel
British Prime Minister
Robert Peel
  • 1829-07-04 The first London bus "omnibus", operated by George Shillibeer, begins service between Marylebone Road and Bank Junction
  • 1829-09-29 The first units of the London Metropolitan Police appear on the streets of the British capital

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 1,991

  • 1750-05-02 John André, British Army officer of the American Revolutionary War, born in London (d. 1780)
  • 1751-07-11 Caroline Matilda of Great Britain, Queen consort of Denmark and Norway, born in Leicester House, London, England (d. 1775)
  • 1753-08-03 Charles Stanhope, 3rd earl Stanhope, English radical politician and scientist, born in London (d. 1816)
  • 1755-04-11 James Parkinson, English physician (First description of Parkinson's disease) and political activist, born in Shoreditch, London (d. 1824)
  • 1757-03-27 Richard John Samuel Stevens, English composer, born in London (d. 1837)

Person of interestHenry Addington

1757-05-30 Henry Addington, 1st Viscount Sidmouth, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1801-04), born in London (d. 1844)

British Prime Minister Henry Addington
British Prime Minister
Henry Addington

Person of interestWilliam Blake

1757-11-28 William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), born in London, England (d. 1827)

Poet and Artist William Blake
Poet and Artist
William Blake
  • 1758-04-04 John Hoppner, English portrait painter, born in Whitechapel, London (d. 1810)
  • 1758-05-17 John St Aubyn, British fossil collector, born in Golden Square, London (d. 1839)

Person of interestMary Wollstonecraft

1759-04-27 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, English writer and feminist (A Vindication of the Rights of Woman), mother of Mary Shelley, born in London (d. 1797)

Author and Women's Rights Advocate Mary Wollstonecraft
Author and Women's Rights Advocate
Mary Wollstonecraft
  • 1760-10-01 William Beckford, British writer (Epsiodes of Vathek), born in Soho Square, London (d. 1844)
  • 1762-04-04 Stephen Storace, English composer, born in London (d. 1796)
  • 1762-08-12 George IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and King of Hanover (1820-30), born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1830)

Person of interestSpencer Perceval

1762-11-01 Spencer Perceval, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1809-12), born in London (d. 1812)

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • 1763-06-26 George Morland, English artist of rural landscapes, born in London (d. 1804)
  • 1764-04-03 John Abernethy, English surgeon, born in London, England (d. 1831)
  • 1764-06-21 Sidney Smith, British admiral, born in Westminster, London (d. 1840)
  • 1764-07-09 Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Romance of the Forest), born in London (d. 1823)
  • 1764-12-03 Mary Lamb, British author (Tales from Shakespeare), born in London, England (d. 1847)
  • 1765-08-21 William IV, King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1830-37), born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1837)
  • 1768-05-17 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general, born in London (d. 1854)
  • 1768-09-12 Benjamin Carr, American composer, born in London (d. 1831)
  • 1768-11-08 Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, 6th child and second daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte, born in London (d. 1840)

Person of interestGeorge Canning

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
  • 1770-05-22 Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom, 7th child and 3rd daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1840)

Person of interestRobert Jenkinson

1770-06-07 Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Tory: 1812-27), born in London (d. 1828)

British Prime Minister Robert Jenkinson
British Prime Minister
Robert Jenkinson
  • 1771-06-05 Ernest Augustus I, Duke of Cumberland and King of Hanover (1837-51), born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1851)
  • 1771-08-22 Henry Maudslay, English inventor of the metal lathe, born in Woolwich, London (d. 1831)
  • 1772-04-19 David Ricardo, English economist (On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation), born in London (d. 1823)
  • 1774-03-20 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, born in London (d. 1856)
  • 1775-02-10 Charles Lamb, British critic/poet/essayist (Essays of Elia), born in London, England (d. 1834)
  • 1775-02-12 Louisa Adams, US First Lady (1825-29), born in London (d. 1852)
  • 1775-02-18 Thomas Girtin, artist/watercolorist, born in London, England

Person of interestJ. M. W. Turner

1775-04-23 J. M. W. Turner, English landscape painter (Shipwreck, Rain, Steam and Speed), born in Covent Garden, London (d. 1851)

Romantic Painter J. M. W. Turner
Romantic Painter
J. M. W. Turner
  • 1775-07-09 Matthew Lewis, English novelist (The Monk), born in London (d. 1818)
  • 1776-02-23 John Walter II, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47), born in London, England
  • 1776-04-25 Princess Mary, Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh, born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1857)
  • 1777-10-06 William Russell, English composer and organist, born in London (d. 1813)
  • 1777-11-02 Princess Sophia of the United Kingdom, 5th daughter of King George III, born in Buckingham House, London (d. 1848)
  • 1778-06-07 Beau [George Bryan] Brummel, English dandy, born in London, England (d. 1840)

Person of interestJoseph Grimaldi

1778-12-18 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 interestPeter Mark Roget

1779-01-18 Peter Mark Roget, British lexicographer (Roget's Thesaurus) and inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard), born in London (d. 1869)

Lexicographer and Inventor Peter Mark Roget
Lexicographer and Inventor
Peter Mark Roget

Person of interestWilliam Lamb

1779-03-15 William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig 1834, 1835-41), born in London (d. 1848)

British Prime Minister William Lamb
British Prime Minister
William Lamb
  • 1779-04-21 William Knyvett, British singer and composer, born in Westminster, London (d. 1856)
  • 1782-07-19 Jonathan Blewitt, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1853)

Person of interestCharles Napier

1782-08-10 Charles Napier, British soldier and Major General of the Bombay Army who conquered Sindh and became its Governor (1843-47), born in Whitehall Palace, London (d. 1853)

  • 1783-05-22 Thomas Forbes Walmisley, English composer, born in Westminster, London (d. 1866)
  • 1785-09-25 George Pinto [Sanders], British violin prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer,, born in Lambeth, South London (d. 1806)
  • 1786-01-11 Joseph Jackson Lister, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens, born in London, England
  • 1787-11-04 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career), born in London, England (d. 1833)

Person of interestLord Byron

1788-01-22 Lord Byron [George Gordon Byron], English romantic poet (Don Juan), born in London (d. 1824)

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron
  • 1789-03-17 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean tragic actor (Shylock), born in London, England (d. 1833)
  • 1789-10-08 William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist, born in Newington, London (d. 1855)
  • 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 (d. 1853)

Person of interestCharles Babbage

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

Inventor Charles Babbage
Inventor
Charles Babbage
  • 1792-04-12 John George Lambton, British statesman (1st Earl of Durham), born in London, England (d. 1840)
  • 1792-09-27 George Cruikshank, English caricaturist and illustrator (Grimms' Fairy Tales), born in London, England (d. 1878)
  • 1792-10-03 Cipriani Potter, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1871)
  • 1792-11-13 Edward John Trelawny, English traveler and author (Adv of Younger Son), born in London (d. 1881)
  • 1793-03-03 William Charles Macready, British actor, manager, and diarist, born in London, England (d. 1873)
  • 1795-05-23 Charles Barry, British architect, born in London (d. 1860)

Person of interestJohn Keats

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
  • 1796-01-24 Nicholas Mori, Anglo-Italian violinist & conductor, born in London, England (d. 1839)
  • 1796-10-09 Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English artist and Egyptologist, born in London, England (d. 1878)

Person of interestMary Shelley

1797-08-30 Mary Shelley, English author (Frankenstein), born in London, England (d. 1851)

Frankenstein Author Mary Shelley
Frankenstein Author
Mary Shelley
  • 1798-01-29 Henry Neele, poet, born in London, England
  • 1799-05-23 Thomas Hood, English poet and composer (The Song of the Shirt), born in London (d. 1845)
  • 1800-04-15 James Clark Ross, British Royal Navy explorer (British Antarctic), born in London (d. 1862)
  • 1800-04-16 George Bingham, 3rd Earl of Lucan, British army officer (Charge of the Light Brigade), born in London, England (d. 1888)
  • 1802-07-26 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English politician and poet, born in London, England (d. 1839)
  • 1802-08-14 Letitia Elizabeth Landon, English poet (Heath's Book of Beauty), born in Chelsea, London (d. 1838)
  • 1803-01-03 Douglas William Jerrold, author/playwright/wit (Punch Mag), born in London, England
  • 1804-10-04 Nicholas "Felix" Wanostrocht, English amateur cricket batsman (Kent, Surry), born in Camberwell, London, England (d. 1876)

Person of interestBenjamin Disraeli

1804-12-21 Benjamin Disraeli, 1st Earl of Beaconsfield, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1868, 1874-80) and writer, born in London (d. 1881)

British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
British Prime Minister
Benjamin Disraeli
  • 1805-01-27 Samuel Palmer, painter/etcher (Valley of Vision), born in London, England
  • 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)

Person of interestJohn Stuart Mill

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
  • 1808-07-31 Frederick Crouch, English-born composer, born in London, England (d. 1896)
  • 1809-11-27 Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, British Shakespearian actress (Juliet) and author, born in London, England (d. 1893)
  • 1810-08-14 Samuel Sebastian Wesley, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1810-09-29 Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell, novelist, born in London, England
  • 1811-02-24 Edward Dickinson Baker, American politician and Major General (Union Army), born in London, England (d. 1861)
  • 1811-04-17 Ann Mounsey, English composer, born in Soho, London (d. 1891)
  • 1811-07-20 James Bruce, 8th Earl of Elgin & Kincardine and Governor (Jamaica), born in London (d. 1863)

Person of interestRobert Browning

1812-05-07 Robert Browning, English poet (Pied Piper), born in London, England (d. 1889)

  • 1812-12-14 Charles Canning, English 1st viceroy of British-Indies, born in Brompton, London (d. 1862)
  • 1813-03-02 George Alexander Macfarren, British composer and musicologist, born in London, England (d. 1887)
  • 1813-10-26 Henry Smart, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1879)
  • 1814-04-21 Angela Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist extrordinaire and "the richest heiress in England", born in London (d. 1906)
  • 1815-04-24 Anthony Trollope, English novelist and poet (Barchester Towers), born in London (d. 1882)

Person of interestAda Lovelace

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
  • 1817-02-23 George Watts, painter, born in London, England
  • 1817-04-18 George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe), born in London (d. 1878)
  • 1817-07-15 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway)
  • 1818-06-30 Edward John Hopkins, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1901)
  • 1818-08-07 Henry Litolff, French composer and pianist, born in London, England (d. 1891)
  • 1818-09-16 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, born in London (d. 1910)

Person of interestEmperor Norton

1819-02-04 Emperor Norton [Joshua Abraham Norton], British born self proclaimed "Norton I, Emperor of the United States", born in London, England (d. 1880)

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton
  • 1819-03-28 Sir Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (London's Metropolitan Board of Works), born in Clay Hill, Enfield, London (d. 1891)

Person of interestQueen Victoria

1819-05-24 Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom and Ireland (1837-1901), born in London (d. 1901)

Queen of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
Queen Victoria

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