English History (Part 10)

Historical Events

Events 901 - 1,000 of 1,326

  • 1914-11-26 Battleship HMS Bulwark explodes at Sheerness Harbour, England, 788 die
  • 1914-12-16 World War I: German battleships under Franz Von Hipper bombard the English ports of Hartlepool and Scarborough.
  • 1914-12-24 German plane drops bombs on Dover, England
  • 1915-05-10 Zeppelin drops hundred of bombs on Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England


1915-09-21 Cecil Chubb buys English prehistoric monument Stonehenge for £6,600


1915-10-12 Despite international protest, Edith Cavell an English nurse in Belgium, is executed by the Germans for aiding the escape of Allied prisoners

  • 1917-05-04 A flotilla of US destroyer ships arrive in Queenstown, Ireland, to aid in convoying ships to England
  • 1917-06-14 1st German air attack on England, 100+ killed in East London
  • 1920-07-03 Royal Air Force holds an air display at Hendon, England
  • 1920-07-27 Resolute beats Shamrock IV (England) in 14th running of America's Cup
  • 1922-03-15 Sultan Faud crowned King of Egypt, England recognizes Egypt
  • 1922-05-10 Dr Ivy Williams is 1st woman to be called to the English Bar
  • 1922-08-28 1st Walker Cup: US beats England 8-4

Historic Event

1922-11-26 English archaeologist Howard Carter opens Tutankhamun's virtually intact tomb in Egypt

  • 1922-12-19 Theresa Vaughn, 24, confesses in court in Sheffield, England, to being married 61 times over 5 years in 50 cities in three countries
  • 1923-05-23 Launch of Belgium's SABENA airline: first flight from Brussels to Lympne, England
  • 1923-08-06 Henry Sullivan becomes 3rd person and first American to swim English Channel (27 hours 25 minutes Dover-Calais)
  • 1923-08-12 Enrico Tiraboschi is 1st to swim English Channel westward
  • 1924-06-16 South Africa all out 30 v England in 48 minutes, Gilligan 6-7
  • 1924-06-30 England score 2-503 in day's play v South Africa at Lord's
  • 1924-07-06 1st photo sent experimentally across Atlantic by radio, US-England

Historic Event

1924-12-19 The last Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost is sold in London, England.

  • 1925-06-29 Canada House opens in London, England
  • 1926-08-06 American Gertrude Ederle (20) becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel in 14 hours, 39 minutes, a record for male or female
  • 1926-12-28 Imperial Airways begins England-India mail & passenger service

Film Release

1927-01-24 Alfred Hitchcock releases his first film as director - The Pleasure Garden, in England

Ryder Cup

1927-06-04 1st Ryder Cup Golf, Worcester CC: US beats Great Britain, 9½-2½; Walter Hagen first American captain; Ted Ray first GB skipper

  • 1928-02-07 1st solo flight from England to Australia takes off from Croydon, piloted by Australian aviator Bert Hinkler (arrives 15 ½ days later)
  • 1928-02-22 1st solo flight from England to Australia lands in Darwin, 15 ½ days after take off, piloted by Australian aviator Bert Hinkler
  • 1928-04-19 The 125th and final fascicle of the Oxford English Dictionary is published
  • 1928-09-28 Juan de la Cierva makes 1st helicopter flight over English Channel
  • 1928-12-05 England defeats Australia by record 675 runs at Brisbane

Sports History

1929-01-03 Australian cricket icon Don Bradman follows up a 1st innings of 79 to score 112 in 3rd Test v England in Melbourne; his 1st of 29 Test centuries

  • 1929-04-24 1st non-stop England to India flight takes-off
  • 1929-04-26 1st non-stop England to India flight lands
  • 1929-04-27 Ryder Cup Golf, Moortown GC: Great Britain beats US, 7-5 in bitterly cold and snowy conditions
  • 1930-01-10 Commencement of NZ's 1st Test, v England in Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 1930-01-10 Maurice Allom takes Test hat-trick England v NZ Christchurch
  • 1930-01-15 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley scores 157 of 176 on debut on the 4th day of the drawn 1st Test against England in Bridgetown, Barbados
  • 1930-04-05 England cricketers dismissed for then record 849 v West Indies in 4th Test in Kingston, Jamaica; Andy Sandham out for 325
  • 1930-04-10 Brilliant West Indian cricket batsman George Headley scores patient 223 in drawn 4th Test against England at Kingston, Jamaica

Historic Event

1930-05-05 Amy Johnson takes off - first woman to fly solo from England to Australia

  • 1930-05-24 Amy Johnson becomes the 1st woman to fly solo from England to Australia
  • 1930-06-30 Australian cricket maestro Don Bradman sets up a 7 wicket victory with a patient 254 in 2nd Test v England at Lord's; 'The Don' hits 25 fours off 376 balls
  • 1930-07-11 21 year old Australian cricket super-batsman Don Bradman is 105 at lunch, 220 at tea, and 309 at stumps on the first day in 3rd Test vs England at Leeds; goes on to 334
  • 1930-07-29 Airship R100, 1st passenger-carrying flight from England to Canada
  • 1930-09-15 1st international bridge match is held in London. US team defeats England
  • 1930-11-22 1st US football game broadcast to England (Harvard 13, Yale 0)
  • 1931-05-23 Whipsnade Zoo opens in Bedfordshire, England
  • 1932-01-26 British submarine M-2 sinks in English Channel (60 dead)
  • 1932-06-10 British Open Men's Golf, Prince's GC: Gene Sarazen wins wire-to-wire by 5 strokes from fellow American Macdonald Smith
  • 1932-08-18 Englishman James Mollisson is 1st to fly east to west over Atlantic
  • 1932-08-27 200,000 English textile workers strike
  • 1933-02-16 England cricket team regains the Ashes against Australia, thanks to "bodyline" tactics
  • 1933-04-27 Jessop & Son department store in Nottingham, England, acquired by John Lewis Partnership. The partnership's first shop outside London.
  • 1933-06-27 Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: Great Britain wins, 6½-5½; GB's last Cup victory until 1957
  • 1934-02-10 1st Jewish immigrant ship to break the English blockade in Palestine
  • 1934-05-28 The Glyndebourne festival in Sussex, England, inaugurated
  • 1934-08-04 II British Empire Games open at London's White City Stadium
  • 1934-08-18 Don Bradman (244) and Bill Ponsford (205 no) put on 451 in world record partnership for Australia on Day 1 of 5th cricket Test win against England at the Oval
  • 1934-09-25 Rainbow (US) beats Endeavour (England) in 16th America's Cup
  • 1935-03-12 Britain establishes 30 MPH speed limit for towns & villages
  • 1936-05-15 Amy Johnson arrives in Croydon, England having flown from South Africa in a record 4 days and 16 hours
  • 1936-06-11 International Surrealist Exhibition opens in London, England
  • 1936-07-06 A major breach of the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal in England sends millions of gallons of water cascading 200 feet into the River Irwell
  • 1936-09-30 Pinewood Studios opens in Buckinghamshire England
  • 1936-12-09 Australia all out for 58 v England, Bradman out for a duck
  • 1937-01-06 Bradman scores 270 Aust v England at the MCG, incl 110 singles
  • 1937-03-03 Australia snatches series against England 3-2 after being 2-0 down
  • 1937-04-12 Sir Frank Whittle ground-tests the first jet engine designed to power an aircraft at Rugby, England.
  • 1937-08-09 Ranger (US) easily beats Endeavour II (England) in race 4 to wrap up the 17th America's Cup yachting series, 4-0; it's the final competition for 21 years
  • 1937-09-30 Ryder Cup Golf, Southport & Ainsdale GC: US wins 8-4; first time the host team loses the competition
  • 1938-01-13 The Church of England accepts the theory of evolution
  • 1938-06-11 England cricket team declare at 8 for 658 v Australia at Trent Bridge
  • 1938-08-23 England score 7-903 declared v Australia, Len Hutton scores 364
  • 1938-08-24 England beat Australia by an innings & 579 runs at The Oval
  • 1939-01-16 The Irish Republican Army (IRA) begins a 14 month long bombing campaign in England
  • 1939-02-27 Borley Rectory, "the most haunted house in England", destroyed in a fire
  • 1939-03-14 England draw with South Africa at Durban on the 10th day

Historic Event

1939-06-11 King and Queen of England taste 1st "hot dogs" at FDR's party

Historic Event

1939-08-29 Chaim Weizmann informs England that Palestine Jews will fight in WW II

Victory in Battle

1939-10-30 German U boat fails on attack of English battleship Nelson with Winston Churchill, Dudley Pound & Charles Forbes aboard

  • 1940-05-10 World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent
  • 1940-05-14 Admiral Johannes Furstner, Royal Dutch Navy, departs to England
  • 1940-05-20 German General Guderian's tanks reach the English Channel (British expeditionary army)
  • 1940-07-10 Battle of Britain begins as Nazi forces attack shipping convoys in the English Channel
  • 1940-08-03 German occupiers forbid ritual slaughters & English & French movies
  • 1940-08-08 31 German aircraft shot down over England
  • 1940-08-11 38 German aircraft shot down over England

Battle of Interest

1940-08-13 Battle of Britain: Hermann Goering's "Adlertag" (Eagle Day) offensive happens, intending to destroy the Royal Air Force; 47-48 German aircraft shot down, the RAF loses 25 planes

  • 1940-08-15 Heavy dogfights above England: 75 German aircraft damaged
  • 1940-08-16 45 German aircraft shot down over England

Historic Event

1940-09-03 Adolf Hitler orders an invasion of Great Britain for Sept 21 (Operation Seelöwe/Sealion)

  • 1940-09-09 28 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-09-11 Hitler begins operation Seelöwe (Sealion - aborted invasion England)
  • 1940-09-18 19 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-09-27 55 German aircraft shot down above England

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 901 - 1,000 of 4,621

  • 1836-04-26 Erminnie Adelle Platt, American anthropologist (first woman to specialize in ethnographic field work), born in Marcellus shale, New York (d. 1886)
  • 1836-07-20 Thomas Allbutt, English physiologist (Diseases of the Heart), born in Dewsbury, Yorkshire (d. 1925)
  • 1836-08-14 Walter Besant, English writer and philanthropist (Rebel Queen), born in Portsmouth, Hampshire (d. 1901)
  • 1836-08-16 John Farmer, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1901)
  • 1836-09-28 Thomas Crapper, English plumber and inventor (ballcock), born in Thorne, Yorkshire (d. 1910)

William Schwenck Gilbert

1836-11-18 (William Schwenck) W.S. Gilbert, English dramatist, poet librettist major-generally remembered for his comic operas with Arthur Sullivan (The Pirates of Penzance; H.M.S.Pinafore; The Mikdao), born in London, England

  • 1837-04-05 Algernon Charles Swinburne, English poet (Atalanta in Calydon), born in London (d. 1909)
  • 1837-04-30 Alfred R. Gaul, English composer, born in Nottingham (d. 1913)
  • 1838-02-06 Henry Irving [John Brodribb], British Victorian actor, 1st actor to receive a knighthood (knighted 1895) and the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, born in Bradford, England (d. 1905)
  • 1838-05-31 Henry Sidgwick, English philosopher (Wife at University), born in Skipton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1900)
  • 1838-12-03 Octavia Hill, British reformer, leader of open-space movement, born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • 1838-12-20 Edwin Abbott Abbott, English schoolmaster & theologian (Flatland), born in Marylebone, United Kingdom (d. 1926)
  • 1839-05-08 Francis Warre-Cornish, English scholar and writer (d. 1916)
  • 1839-05-25 John Eliot, English meteorologist, born in Lamesley, Durham (d. 1908)
  • 1839-08-04 Walter Pater, writer (Plato & Platoism), born in London, England
  • 1839-12-07 Redvers Buller, English general and recipient of the Victoria Cross, born in Crediton, Devon (d. 1908)
  • 1840-01-18 Austin Dobson, English poet, critic and biographer, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1921)
  • 1840-01-21 Sophia Louisa Jex-Blake, Hastings, English Physician and feminist who was one of the first female medical students at a British university
  • 1840-01-22 Ernest Roland Wilberforce, English bishop (d. 1907)
  • 1840-03-18 William Cosmo Monkhouse, English poet and critic (d. 1901)
  • 1840-03-26 George Smith, English archaeologist and assyriologist (cuneiform script), born in London (d. 1876)
  • 1840-03-31 Benjamin Baker, English civil engineer who designed the bridge over the Firth of Forth, Scotland and the London underground, born in Frome, England (d. 1907)
  • 1840-08-17 Wilfrid Scawen Blunt, England, writer (Irish Land League)
  • 1840-10-09 Simeon Solomon, English Pre-Raphaelite painter, born in London, England (d. 1905)
  • 1841-02-26 Evelyn Baring, Earl of Cromer English consul-general in Egypt and writer, (d. 1917)

Edward VII

1841-11-09 Edward VII, King of England (1901-10), born in Buckingham Palace, London (d. 1910)

John William Strutt

1841-11-12 John William Strutt, 3rd Baron Rayleigh, English physicist and discoverer of argon (Nobel Prize 1904), born in Maldon, Essex, England (d. 1919)

  • 1842-05-13 Arthur Sullivan, British composer (The Golden Legend; Onward, Christian Soldiers), major-generally remembered for his comic operas with W.S. Gilbert (The Pirates of Penzance:, H.M.S Pinafore; The Mikado), born in London (d. 1900)
  • 1842-07-26 Alfred Marshall, English economist (Principles of Economics), born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • 1843-02-12 John Graham Chambers, English athlete who wrote the Queensberry rules for boxing (d. 1883)
  • 1843-07-05 Mandell Creighton, British historian and a bishop of the Church of England, born in Carlisle, Cumbria, England (d. 1901)
  • 1843-09-04 Charles Dilke, British statesman and Radical politician, born in London (d. 1911)
  • 1844-05-03 Richard D'Oyly Carte, English opera impresario (Gilbert & Sullivan operas), born in London (d. 1901)
  • 1844-07-01 Verney Lovett Cameron, English explorer (Tanganyika), born in Radipole, Dorset, England (d. 1894)
  • 1844-07-22 William Archibald Spooner, English Oxford Don and reverend and inventor (spoonerisms), born in London, England (d. 1930)
  • 1844-07-28 Gerard Manley Hopkins, English poet (Windhover), born in Stratford, London (d. 1889)
  • 1844-08-29 Edward Carpenter, English poet and philosopher (Civilisation, Its Cause and Cure), born in Hove, Sussex, England (d. 1929)
  • 1844-09-10 Abel Hoadley, Australian confectioner (Violet Crumble), born in East Sussex, England (d. 1918)
  • 1844-09-11 George Martin, English composer and organist, born in Lambourn, Berkshire (d. 1916)
  • 1844-10-23 Robert Bridges, English poet (Testament of beauty) and British Poet Laureate (1913-30), born in Walmer, Kent (d. 1930)
  • 1845-06-22 Richard Seddon, New Zealand politician (longest serving Prime Minister of New Zealand, 1893-1906), born in Eccleston, England (d. 1906)
  • 1845-07-04 Thomas John Barnardo, British social worker, born in Dublin, Ireland (d. 1905)
  • 1845-08-15 Walter Crane, English painter, cartoonist and illustrator (The Lady of Shalott), born in Liverpool (d. 1915)

Mary Ann Nichols

1845-08-26 Mary Ann Nichols, English prostitute and 1st victim of Jack the Ripper, born in London (d. 1888)

  • 1845-09-01 Paul S Methuen, English fieldmarshal/governor of Natal/Malta
  • 1846-02-09 Whitaker Wright, English mining tycoon (d. 1904)
  • 1846-02-18 Wilson Barrett, British manager, actor, and playwright (The Sign of the Cross), born in Essex, England (d. 1904)
  • 1846-03-17 Kate Greenaway, English artist known for her children's book illustrations (Under the Window), born in London (d. 1901)
  • 1846-03-22 Randolph Caldecott, English illustrator (Caldecott Medal namesake), born in Chester, England (d. 1886)
  • 1846-05-17 Edmund Bishop, English Roman Catholic historian and Secretary of Thomas Carlyle, born in Totnes, England (d. 1917)
  • 1846-06-27 Charles Stewart Parnell, English-Irish Home Rule Party leader, born in Avondale, County Wicklow, Ireland (d. 1891)
  • 1846-11-05 Duncan Gordon Boyes, English recipient of the Victoria Cross, born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1869)
  • 1847-02-08 Hugh Price Hughes, Welsh social reformer, born in Carmarthen, Wales (d. 1902)
  • 1847-02-27 Ellen Alice Terry, British Shakespearean actress and director (Imperial Theatre), born in Coventry, Warwickshire, England (d. 1928)

Kate Sheppard

1847-03-10 Kate Sheppard, New Zealand suffragette and the most prominent member of New Zealand's women's suffrage movement, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1934)

  • 1847-06-11 Millicent Fawcett, English leader of women's rights, born in London (d. 1929)
  • 1847-09-14 William Edward Ayrton, English Physicist and Inventor, born in London, England (d. 1908)
  • 1847-10-01 Annie Besant, English social reformer and supporter of Indian independence, born in London (d. 1933)
  • 1847-12-09 George Grossmith, British actor, comedian and writer (The Diary of a Nobody, A Society Clown), born in London, England (d. 1912)
  • 1848-02-27 Hubert Parry, English musicologist and composer (Jerusalem), born in Bournemouth, England (d. 1918)
  • 1848-03-03 Adelaide Neilson, English stage actress (The Hunchback), born in Leeds, England (d. 1880)
  • 1848-11-06 Richard Jefferies, English naturalist and essayist, born in Coate, Swindon, England (d. 1887)
  • 1849-01-09 John Hartley, English tennis player (Wimbledon 1879-80), born in Tong, Shropshire (d. 1935)
  • 1849-02-13 Lord Randolph Churchill, England, politician, Winston's father
  • 1849-08-23 William Ernest Henley, British poet, critic, and editor, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1903)
  • 1849-08-30 J. M. Dent, British publisher, born in Darlington, England (d. 1926)
  • 1849-09-21 Edmund Gosse, English poet, author (Father & Son) and critic, born in London (d. 1928)
  • 1849-09-22 John Godden, English miner (Klein Curacao)

Samuel Gompers

1850-01-27 Samuel Gompers, American labor union leader (American Federation of Labor), born in London, England (d. 1924)

  • 1850-01-29 Ebenezer Howard, English pioneer of garden cities, born in London, England (d. 1928)
  • 1850-05-18 Oliver Heaviside, English physicist (predicted ionosphere), born in London, England (d. 1925)
  • 1850-11-20 Arthur Goring Thomas, English composer, born Ratton Park, Sussex, England (d. 1892)
  • 1850-12-30 John Milne, British geologist (developed the first modern seismograph), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1913)
  • 1851-06-12 Oliver Joseph Lodge, English physicist, early radio pioneer, born in Penkhull, England (d. 1940)
  • 1851-07-08 Arthur Evans, English archaeologist (discovered the Minoan palace of Knossos in Crete), born in Nash Mills, England (d. 1941)
  • 1851-09-28 Henry Arthur Jones, English playwright (Judah), born in Grandborough, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1929)
  • 1852-05-04 Alice Liddell, English schoolgirl model for Alice in Wonderland, born in London (d. 1934)
  • 1852-08-23 Arnold Toynbee, English economic historian and social reformer, born in London (d. 1883)
  • 1852-12-17 Herbert Beerbohm Tree, British actor and theatre manager (King John, Trilby), born in Kensington, London (d. 1917)
  • 1853-01-16 Johnston Forbes-Robertson, British actor and theatre director (Kathleen), born in London, England (d. 1937)
  • 1853-06-03 Flinders Petrie, English Egyptologist (Merneptah Stele, measured the pyramids), born in London, England (d. 1942)

Cecil Rhodes

1853-07-05 Cecil Rhodes, British businessman, diamond merchant and imperialist politician who was Prime Minister of the Cape Colony (1890-96), born in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1902)

  • 1854-08-10 J Scott Lidgett, theologist, born in London, England
  • 1854-09-28 Adam Sedgwick, English zoologist (Peripatus), born in Norwich, England (d. 1913)
  • 1855-01-03 Hubert Bland, English socialist (d. 1914)
  • 1855-08-18 Alfred Wallis, English artist and mariner, born in Devonport, Devon, England (d. 1942)
  • 1855-09-28 Thomas Frederick Tout, British historian (Manchester school of historiography), born in London, England (d. 1929)
  • 1856-02-14 Frank Harris, Irish-American journalist and writer (My Life & Loves), born in Galway, Ireland (d. 1931)
  • 1856-03-04 Toru Dutt, English and French poet and author (d. 1877)
  • 1856-03-04 Alfred William Rich, English painter (d. 1921)
  • 1856-03-16 Napoléon IV, Prince Imperial, Head of the House of Bonaparte (1873-79), born in Paris, French Empire (d. 1879)
  • 1856-04-12 William Conway, 1st Baron Conway of Allington, English historian and explorer (Spitzbergen), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 1937)
  • 1856-06-22 Henry Rider Haggard, British author (King Solomon's Mines, She, Dawn), born in Bradenham, England (d. 1925)
  • 1856-08-10 William Willett, British inventor of Daylight Saving Time, born in Farnham, Surrey, England

J. J. Thomson

1856-12-18 J. J. Thomson, English physicist who discovered the electron (Nobel 1906), born in Manchester, England (d. 1940)

  • 1857-01-11 Fred Archer, English jockey (record 13 x GB Champion flat racing jockey 1874–86; 21 x British Classic Race wins; 5 x French Classic Race wins), born in Cheltenham, England (d. 1886)
  • 1857-03-27 Karl Pearson, British statistician (leading founder of the modern field of statistics), born in London (d. 1936)
  • 1857-04-14 Victor Horsley, English physician and neuroscientist, born in London (d. 1916)
  • 1857-05-13 Ronald Ross, British pathologist (Nobel Prize 1902), born in Almora, North-Western Provinces, British India (d. 1932)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 901 - 1,000 of 2,332

  • 1777-10-07 Simon Fraser, English general, dies in battle
  • 1777-10-21 Samuel Foote, British actor, dramatist and theatre manager (Mirror), dies at 57
  • 1777-12-12 Reverend Benjamin Russen, executed at Tyburn England for rape
  • 1778-05-16 Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat and politician, dies at 59
  • 1778-08-05 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart", dies at 22
  • 1779-01-20 David Garrick, English actor, producer and writer (Aboan-Oroonoko), dies at 61
  • 1779-01-22 Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer, dies at 45
  • 1779-02-07 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), dies from gout at about 69
  • 1779-06-07 William Warburton, English critic and Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1698)
  • 1779-09-12 Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, dies at 67
  • 1779-11-13 Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, dies at 61
  • 1779-12-08 Nathan Alcock, English physician (b. 1707)

William Blackstone

1780-02-14 William Blackstone, English jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries), dies at 56

  • 1780-03-20 Sir Benjamin Truman - English brewer (b. 1699/1700)
  • 1780-09-04 John Fielding, English magistrate and social reformer (b. 1721)
  • 1780-10-07 Patrick Ferguson, Scottish army officer and rifle inventor (Ferguson flintlock rifle), dies in battle at 36
  • 1780-10-17 William Cookworthy, English chemist, dies at 75
  • 1780-12-26 John Fothergill, English physician, dies at 68
  • 1781-01-12 Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (b. 1691)
  • 1781-02-24 Edward Capell, English critic, dies at 67
  • 1781-05-08 Richard Jago, English poet (b. 1715)
  • 1782-01-01 Johann Christian Bach (English Bach), German composer & 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, dies at 46
  • 1782-04-27 William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, British politician, dies at 72
  • 1782-07-15 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist, dies at 33
  • 1783-01-07 William Tans'ur, English hymnist, dies at 76
  • 1783-02-06 Lancelot "Capability" Brown, English landscape architect who designed over 170 parks, dies at about 67
  • 1783-09-18 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar, dies at 65
  • 1784-04-04 Mary Mead, wife of English radical and journalist John Wilkes (b. 1715)

Samuel Johnson

1784-12-13 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), dies at 75

  • 1785-01-19 Jonathan Toup, English classical scholar and critic (b. 1713)
  • 1785-04-14 William Whitehead, English writer and poet, British Poet Laureate (1757-85), dies at about 70
  • 1785-06-30 James Oglethorpe, English general and founder of the state of Georgia (b. 1696)
  • 1786-01-14 Michael Arne, English composer (b. 1740 or 1741)
  • 1786-02-28 John Gwynn, English architect and engineer (b. 1713)
  • 1786-04-20 John Goodricke, English deaf astronomer (first to notice that some variable stars were periodic), dies at 21
  • 1786-04-23 Alexander Cozens, English water colors painter, dies at about 68
  • 1786-05-19 John Stanley, English blind composer and organist, dies at 74
  • 1786-09-05 Jonas Hanway, English merchant, traveler, and philanthropist (b. 1712)
  • 1787-04-01 Floyer Sydenham, English classical scholar (b. 1710)
  • 1787-05-10 William Watson, English physician and scientist, dies at 72
  • 1787-12-18 Soame Jenyns, English writer (b. 1704)

Bonnie Prince Charlie

1788-01-31 Bonnie Prince Charlie [Charles Edward Stuart], English pretender to throne (Jacobite rebellion), dies of a stroke at 67

  • 1788-02-18 John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist, dies at 75
  • 1788-08-02 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), dies at 61
  • 1788-12-12 Joseph Gibbs, English composer and organist, dies at 88
  • 1788-12-22 Percivall Pott, English physician and surgeon (b. 1714)
  • 1789-01-01 Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician, dies at 72
  • 1789-01-08 Jack Broughton, English bare knuckle boxer (Champion of England 1736-50; published first boxing code), dies at 85
  • 1789-01-23 Frances Brooke, English writer (b. 1724)
  • 1789-01-23 John Cleland, English novelist (Fanny Hill) dies (b. 1709)
  • 1790-01-15 John Landen, English mathematician (b. 1719)
  • 1790-05-16 Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician, dies at 70
  • 1790-05-21 Thomas Warton, English critic and poet (Pleasures of Melancholy) British Poet Laureate (1785-90), dies at 62

John Wesley

1791-03-02 John Wesley, English co-founder of Methodism dies at 87 (b. 1703)

  • 1792-02-23 Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), dies at 68
  • 1792-03-10 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1760-63), dies at 78

Richard Arkwright

1792-08-03 Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (created the spinning frame, built Cromford Mill), dies at 59

  • 1793-02-02 William Aiton, English botanist (Kew Gardens), dies at 61
  • 1793-03-26 John Mudge, English physician (telescope mirrors) (b. 1721)
  • 1793-04-21 John Michell, English seismologist (b. 1724)
  • 1793-04-29 John Michell, English scientist and polymath, first to propose existence of black holes (b. 1724)
  • 1793-06-26 Gilbert White, English naturalist (Natural History and Antiquities of Selborn), dies at 72
  • 1793-10-07 Wills Hill, 1st Marquess of Downshire, British politician, dies at 75

Edward Gibbon

1794-01-16 Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), dies in London at 56

Josiah Wedgwood

1795-01-03 Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer (Wedgwood), dies at 64

  • 1795-01-21 Samuel Wallis, English explorer (Wallis Island), dies at 66
  • 1795-10-01 Robert Bakewell, English cattle breeder, dies at about 70
  • 1795-10-08 Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman and biographer, dies at 70
  • 1795-11-19 Thomas Linley the elder, English musician and tenor, dies at 62
  • 1796-06-11 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, dies at 75
  • 1797-08-03 Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America, dies at 80

Mary Wollstonecraft

1797-09-10 Mary Wollstonecraft, English author and feminist (A Vindication of the Rights of Woman), mother of Mary Shelley, dies of septicaemia at 38

  • 1797-12-11 Richard Brocklesby, English physician (b. 1722)

John Wilkes

1797-12-26 John Wilkes, English radical, journalist (The North Briton) and politician, dies of marasmus at 72

  • 1798-05-19 William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English nobleman and politician, dies at 75
  • 1798-06-25 Thomas Sandby, English architect (Royal Academy's 1st professor of Architecture) dies (b. 1721)
  • 1798-08-24 Thomas Alcock, English clergyman (b. 1709)
  • 1799-04-17 Richard Jupp, English architect (East India House) (b. 1728)
  • 1799-07-07 William Curtis, English botanist (Botanical Magazine), dies at 53
  • 1799-08-07 John Bacon, English sculptor, dies at 58
  • 1799-09-07 Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch-English physiologist (discovering photosynthesis) and personal physician of Maria Theresa, dies at 68
  • 1800-01-06 William Jones, English composer, dies at 73
  • 1800-02-23 Joseph Warton, English literary critic (b. 1722)
  • 1800-04-25 William Cowper, English pre-romantic poet (Olney Hymns), dies at 68
  • 1801-03-28 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (North Holland), dies at 66
  • 1801-05-17 William Heberden, English physician (b. 1710)
  • 1801-09-01 Robert Bage, English writer (Hermsprong), dies
  • 1802-10-22 Samuel Arnold, English composer, dies at 62
  • 1803-02-21 Edward Despard, Irish born British officer, convicted for organising a conspiracy against the government and hung in front of a crowd of 20,000 in London
  • 1803-03-13 William Emes, English landscape architect (b. 1729 or 1730)
  • 1803-07-05 William Jackson [Jackson of Exeter], English composer and organist, dies at 73
  • 1803-10-26 Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician, dies at 82
  • 1803-11-25 Joseph Wilton, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey), dies at 83
  • 1804-01-04 Charlotte Lennox, English novelist (The Female Quixote), dies
  • 1804-01-15 Dru Drury, English entomologist (b. 1725)
  • 1804-07-25 William Forsyth, English gardening expert (Forsythia), dies
  • 1805-05-25 William Paley, English philosopher and theologian (Natural Theology), dies at 61
  • 1805-08-03 Christopher Anstey, English poet (The New Bath Guide), dies at 80
  • 1806-02-19 Elizabeth Carter, English poet, bluestocking and translator (All the Works of Epictetus Which Are Now Extant), dies at 88
  • 1806-02-23 John Alcock, English composer and organist, dies at 90