English History (Part 11)

Historical Events

Events 1001 - 1,100 of 1,350


Victory in battleVictory in Battle

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

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1940-05-10 World War II: The first German bombs of the war fall on England at Chilham and Petham, in Kent
  • 1940-05-13 Dutch Queen Wilhelmina flees to England
  • 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

BattleBattle of Interest

1940-08-13 Hermann Goering's "Adler Tag" (Eagle day); 45-48 German aircraft shot down over Southern England (Battle of Britain)

Nazi Politician Hermann Goering
Nazi Politician
Hermann Goering
  • 1940-08-15 Heavy dogfights above England: 75 German aircraft damaged
  • 1940-08-16 45 German aircrafts shot down over England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1940-09-03 Hitler orders invasion in England on Sept 21 (Operation Seelöwe/Sealion)

Dictator of Nazi Germany Adolf Hitler
Dictator of Nazi Germany
Adolf Hitler
  • 1940-09-07 Luftwaffe loses 41 bombers above England
  • 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 aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-09-30 47 German aircraft shot down above England
  • 1940-10-02 17 German aircraft shot down over England
  • 1940-10-04 12 German aircrafts shot down above England
  • 1940-10-31 Battle of Britain, fought between the RAF and Luftwaffe over the English Channel and southern England, ends
  • 1940-11-14 During WW II, German planes destroy most of Coventry, England
  • 1940-11-16 World War II: In response to Germany's leveling of Coventry, England two days before, the Royal Air Force bombs Hamburg.
  • 1941-04-11 Germany blitzes Conventry, England
  • 1941-05-05 2 Fokker employees flee Nazi occupied Netherlands to England
  • 1941-05-11 1st Messerschmidt 109F shot down above England
  • 1941-08-16 HMS Mercury, Royal Navy Signals School and Combined Signals School opens at Leydene, near Petersfield, Hampshire, England.
  • 1941-10-31 Clothing factory fire in Huddersfield, England kills 49
  • 1942-02-12 German battle cruisers Scharnhorst and Gneisenau and heavy cruiser Prinz Eugen escape from Brest to Germany in a dash up the English Channel
  • 1942-02-13 Hitler's Operation Sealion, the invasion of England, is cancelled

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-01-15 General Eisenhower arrives in England

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • 1944-06-18 German submarine U-767 sunk by English Navy destroyers in the English Channel
  • 1944-07-01 2,500+ killed in London/SE England by German flying bombs
  • 1944-07-19 General Bradley flies to England
  • 1944-08-23 US B-24 crashes into school in Freckelton England, 76 killed

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1944-12-15 Bandleader, Major Glenn Miller, lost over English Channel

Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer Glenn Miller
Big Band Leader and Jazz Composer
Glenn Miller
  • 1945-03-29 World War II: Last day of V-1 flying bomb attacks on England
  • 1945-08-08 England & Australian Services draw 4th Victory Test
  • 1945-09-30 Bourne End rail crash, Hertfordshire, England killed 43
  • 1946-03-01 British government nationalises and takes control of the Bank of England, after 252 years
  • 1947-01-06 Ray Lindwall smashes 100 v England in MCG Test
  • 1948-01-21 West Indies v England, Test debut of Walcott, Weekes & Jim Laker
  • 1948-02-13 Wright Flyer, 1st plane to fly, returns to US from England
  • 1948-04-01 H H H Johnson's debut as a bowler for West Indies to win v England 10-96
  • 1948-07-27 Australia set 404 to win v England at Headingley

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1948-09-01 Bradman scores 143 Aust v South of England, 17 fours 1 six

Cricket Legend Donald Bradman
Cricket Legend
Donald Bradman
  • 1949-03-09 England beat South Africa by scoring 174 runs in 94 minutes
  • 1949-09-17 8th Ryder Cup: US beats Europe, 7-5 at Ganton GC, England
  • 1950-06-29 West Indies beat England by 326 runs thanks to Ramadhin & Valentine
  • 1950-07-22 Frank Worrell completes 261 v England at Trent Bridge

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1950-08-08 Florence Chadwick swims English Channel (13:23)

  • 1950-08-16 West Indies complete historic 3-1 series win against England
  • 1950-08-22 Abdel Rehim swims English Channel (10:50)
  • 1950-09-26 Because of forest fire in Br Columbia, blue moon appears in England
  • 1951-04-16 British submarine Affray sank in English Channel, killing 75
  • 1951-09-11 Florence Chadwick becomes 1st woman to swim English Channel from England to France. It takes 16 hours & 19 minutes
  • 1951-09-24 Industrial estate opens at Harlow New Town, England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-02-15 King George VI is buried in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England

King of Great Britain George VI
King of Great Britain
George VI
  • 1952-08-15 9 inches of rain fall creates a 20 ft wave in Lynmouth, England, killing 34

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1952-09-19 The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

Comedian/Actor/Filmaker Charlie Chaplin
Comedian/Actor/Filmaker
Charlie Chaplin
  • 1952-12-04 Killer fogs begin in London, England; the term "Smog" is coined
  • 1953-10-03 10th Ryder Cup: US wins 6½-5½ at Wentworth, England
  • 1954-03-19 Weekes, Worrell & Walcott complete centuries in innings for the West Indies v England
  • 1955-07-14 2 killed, many dazed when lightning strikes Ascot racecourse, England
  • 1956-03-09 Weather forecasting phone line set up in London England
  • 1956-07-06 85th British Golf Open: Peter Thomson shoots a 286 at Hoylake England
  • 1956-07-16 King Faisal of Iraq begins visit to England
  • 1956-10-17 England's 1st large scale nuclear power station opens
  • 1957-01-16 Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance
  • 1957-02-20 Hughie Tayfield takes 9-113 v England, 13 wkts for match
  • 1957-06-13 Mayflower II from Plymouth, England, reaches Plymouth, Mass
  • 1957-07-05 Tom Graveney of England scores 258 v West Indies at Trent Bridge
  • 1957-10-05 12th Ryder Cup: Britain-Ireland win, 7½-4½ at Lindrick Golf Club (Rotherham, Yorkshire, England)
  • 1957-10-10 A fire at the Windscale nuclear plant in Cumbria, England becomes the world's first major nuclear accident
  • 1957-12-04 2 commuter trains collide in heavy fog killing 92 (St John's, England)
  • 1958-04-04 1st march against nuclear weapons (Aldermaston, England)
  • 1958-06-20 NZ all out 47 v England at Lord's, Laker 4-13, Lock 5-17
  • 1958-07-10 1st parking meter installed in England (625 installed)
  • 1959-01-30 Australia 1-200 1st day 4th Test v England, Adelaide Oval
  • 1959-06-11 Saunders-Roe SR.N1, the first practical hovercraft, performs its first public flight
  • 1959-06-18 1st telecast transmitted from England to US
  • 1959-07-25 SR-N1 hovercraft crosses the English Channel from Calais to Dover in just over 2 hours.
  • 1959-07-27 Abbas Ali Baig scores 112 for India v England on debut
  • 1959-08-24 England complete 5-0 series drubbing of India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1959-10-09 Lee Harvey Oswald arrives in Southampton, England

Former Soldier and Assassin Lee Harvey Oswald
Former Soldier and Assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald
  • 1960-01-12 Sobers & Worrell complete 399 stand for 4th wkt v England
  • 1960-01-30 Riot curtails third days play at Port-Of-Spain WI v England
  • 1960-06-24 Geoff Griffin takes a hat-trick South Africa v England Lord's
  • 1961-09-21 Antonio Abertondo swims English Channel both ways (44 miles)
  • 1961-09-22 Antonio Albertondo (Argentina) completes 1st "double" crossing swim of English Channel in 43 hrs 10 min at 42.
  • 1961-10-14 14th Ryder Cup: US wins, 14½-9½ at Royal Lytham & St Annes, England
  • 1962-07-11 Fred Baldasare is 1st to swim English Channel underwater (scuba)
  • 1963-01-12 Spin bowler Bobby Simpson takes 5-57 for Australia v England
  • 1963-05-15 Tottenham Hotspur of England win 3rd European Cup winner's Cup against Atlético Madrid of Spain 5-1 at Rotterdam
  • 1963-08-08 Great Train Robbery in England, £2.6 million ($7.3 million)
  • 1964-01-14 Bapu Nadkarni 32-27-5-0 v England, 21 maiden overs in a row
  • 1964-02-09 Hanumant Singh scores 105 India v England on debut at Delhi
  • 1964-02-22 Beatles arrive back in England after their 1st US visit
  • 1964-03-27 1st true Pirate Radio station, Radio Caroline (England)

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1001 - 1,100 of 4,830

  • 1856-03-16 Napoléon IV, Prince Imperial, Emperor of the French (1873-79), born in Paris, French Empire (d. 1879)
  • 1856-04-12 William M Conway, English historian/explorer (Spitzbergen)
  • 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

Person of interestPerson of Interest

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

Physicist J. J. Thomson
Physicist
J. J. Thomson
  • 1857-01-11 Fred[erick J] Archer, English jockey (won 5 Derbys)
  • 1857-03-27 Karl Pearson, mathematician, born in London, England
  • 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)
  • 1857-06-02 Edward William Elgar, English composer (Pomp & Circumstance), born in Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire (d. 1934)
  • 1857-07-28 Ballington Booth, Brighouse, England, Officer in The Salvation Army and co-founder of Volunteers of America
  • 1857-11-22 George Gissing, English author (Thyrza, Crown of Life)
  • 1857-11-27 Charles Scott Sherrington, British physiologist, Nobel laureate (Neurophysiology), born in London, England (d. 1952)
  • 1857-12-22 George [Robert] Gissing, English novelist
  • 1858-01-22 Beatrice Potter Webb, English sociologist, economist ( founded London School of Economics) and writer (My Apprenticeship), born in Standish (d. 1943)
  • 1858-02-17 Ernest Ford, English composer, born in Warminster, Wiltshire (d. 1919)
  • 1858-06-23 William Ernst Johnson, mathematician, born in Cambridge, England

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1858-07-15 Emmeline Pankhurst, British suffragette who formed the Women's Social & Political Union (1903), born in Moss Side, Manchester (d. 1928)

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst
Suffragette
Emmeline Pankhurst
  • 1858-08-15 Edith Nesbit, British children books author (The Story of the Treasure Seekers, Five Children and It), born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • 1858-09-09 Benjamin Kidel, English Sudan (Control of the Tropics)
  • 1858-10-20 John Burns, English politician (d. 1943)
  • 1859-01-06 Samuel Alexander, English philosopher (Moral order & progress)
  • 1859-03-26 A[lfred] E[dward] Housman, England, poet (Shropshire Lad)
  • 1859-05-02 Jerome Klapka Jerome, English writer (d. 1927)
  • 1859-05-26 Alfred Edward Housman, Bromsgrove England, poet (A Buried Life)
  • 1859-07-13 Sydney Webb, England, writer/husband of Beatrice Potter
  • 1859-07-30 Henry Simpson Lunn, English humanitarian (d. 1939)
  • 1859-12-22 Cecil [James] Sharp, collector of English folk music and dance, born in London, England
  • 1860-02-25 William James Ashley, English economic-historian
  • 1860-05-31 Walter Richard Sickert Munich, Danish/English painter (The Miner)
  • 1860-06-06 William Inge, English theologist and Deacon St Paul's Cathedral, born in Crayke, Yorkshire (d. 1954)
  • 1860-08-14 Ernest T. Seton, naturalist, painter and author (Buffalo Wind-1938), born in South Shields, Durham, England (d. 1946)
  • 1860-10-03 Annie EF Horniman, England, theater owner (Abbey Theatre, Dublin)
  • 1860-12-20 Dan Leno, English entertainer (d. 1904)
  • 1861-06-20 Frederick Gowland Hopkins, British biochemist (Nobel Prize 1929), born in Eastbourne, England (d. 1947)
  • 1861-08-08 William Bateson, English biologist (originator of term "genetics")
  • 1861-08-10 Almroth Wright, Yorkshire England, bacteriologist
  • 1861-12-18 Lionel Monckton, British composer (Edwardian musical comedy), born in London, England (d. 1924)
  • 1861-12-19 Constance [Clara] Garnett, Russian-English translator, born in Brighton England
  • 1862-01-29 Frederick Delius, Bradford England, composer (Hiawatha)
  • 1862-04-25 Edward Grey, English viscount of Fallodon/minister of Foreign affairs
  • 1862-06-06 Henry John Newbolt, English sea historian/poet
  • 1862-07-02 William Henry Bragg, English physicist, Nobel laureate (d. 1942)
  • 1862-08-05 Joseph Merrick, "The Elephant Man", Leicester, England (d. 1890)
  • 1862-10-13 Mary Kingsley, English writer and explorer (d. 1900)
  • 1862-11-04 Eden Phillpotts, English novelist/poet/playwright (Red Madymaynes)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1863-01-17 David Lloyd George, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1916-22), born in Chorlton-on-Medlock, Lancashire, England (d. 1945)

British Prime Minister David Lloyd George
British Prime Minister
David Lloyd George
  • 1863-02-09 Anthony Hope [Hopkins], novelist, born in London, England
  • 1863-03-10 E J Ratcliffe [Edward], British stage and screen actor, born in London (d. 1948)
  • 1863-04-17 Augustus Edward Hough Love, English mathematician (d. 1940)
  • 1863-06-13 Lady Lucy Duff Gordon, English fashion designer (d. 1935)
  • 1863-07-21 C Aubrey Smith [Charles], British actor (The Prisoner of Zenda), born in London, England (d. 1948)
  • 1863-11-21 Arthur Quiller-Couch, [Q], editor (Oxford Book of English Verse)
  • 1864-01-28 Herbert Akroyd Stuart, English engineer - inventor of the first compression ignition engine (d. 1927)
  • 1864-02-14 Israel Zangwill, England, Jewish author/Zionist (Children of Ghetto)
  • 1864-04-09 Sebastian Ziani de Ferranti, English electrical Engineer and Inventor, born in Liverpool, England
  • 1864-06-02 Ben Webster, British actor (Old Curiosity Shop), born in London, England (d. 1947)
  • 1864-07-15 Marie Tempest [Marie Susan Etherington], British actress known as the "queen of her profession" (Yellow Sands), born in London, England (d. 1942)
  • 1864-09-28 Barry E Odell Pain, English writer (Punch)
  • 1864-11-28 James Allen English writer (d. 1912)
  • 1865-01-03 Henry Lytton, British actor and opera singer (The Mikado), born in London, England (d. 1936)
  • 1865-02-09 Mrs Patrick Campbell [Beatrice Tanner], English actress (Pygmalion), born in London, England (d. 1940)
  • 1865-02-21 John Haden Badley, English school founder (d. 1967)
  • 1865-02-28 Wilfred Grenfell, England, medical missionary
  • 1865-02-28 Wilfred Grenfell, British medical missionary to Newfoundland and Labrador, born in Neston, England
  • 1865-03-21 Herbert Albert Laurens Fisher, English historian and politician, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1940)
  • 1865-05-18 William Heinemann, England, publisher (Chemical Instrumental)
  • 1865-06-19 May Whitty, British actress (Mrs Miniver, Suspicion), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1948)
  • 1865-07-18 Laurence Housman, England, author/playwright (Victoria Regina)
  • 1865-09-26 Mary Russell, Duchess of Bedford, English pilot and ornithologist (d. 1937)
  • 1865-10-12 Arthur Harden, English biochemist (Nobel Prize 1929), born in Manchester, England (d. 1940)
  • 1865-10-27 Charles Spencelayh, English painter (Why War), born in Rochester, Kent (d. 1958)
  • 1865-12-04 Edith Louisa Cavell, England, nurse (WWI)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1865-12-30 Rudyard Kipling, English author (Jungle Book, Gunga Din-Nobel 1907), born in Bombay, British India (d. 1936)

  • 1866-01-20 Richard Le Gallienne, English writer (Maker of Gainborg)
  • 1866-02-15 Bannister Fletcher, architect & architectural historian, born in London, England
  • 1866-02-24 Arthur Pearson, Wookey Somerset England, newspaper proprietor
  • 1866-06-03 George Howells Broadhurst, English director (d. 1952)
  • 1866-06-20 Lord George ESMH Carnarvon, England, egyptologist (Tutanchamon)
  • 1866-07-25 Frederick Frost Blackman, English botanist, born in London (d. 1947)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1866-07-28 Beatrix Potter, English children's author and illustrator ("The Tale of Peter Rabbit"), born in London (d. 1943)

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 1866-08-17 Julia Marlowe [Sarah Frances Frost], English-American Shakespearean actress, born in Cumberland, England (d. 1950)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1866-09-21 H. G. Wells, English sci-fi author (War of the Worlds, Kipps), born in Bromley, Kent (d. 1946)

Author H. G. Wells
Author
H. G. Wells
  • 1866-11-08 Herbert Austin, English automobile pioneer (d. 1941)
  • 1866-12-14 Roger Fry, English artist and art critic (d. 1934)
  • 1867-01-01 Charles Edward Montague, English author/critic (Fiery Particles)
  • 1867-02-09 Edward Naylor, English composer and organist, born in Scarborough (d. 1934)
  • 1867-02-17 William Cadbury, British chocolate manufacturer (Cadbury), born in Edgbaston, England (d. 1957)
  • 1867-03-15 Lionel Pigot Johnson, British poet and critic (Ireland & Other Poems), born in Broadstairs, Kent (d. 1902)
  • 1867-05-27 Arnold Bennett, Hanley Staffordshire, English novelist/playwright/critic (Great Babylon)
  • 1867-07-02 Herbert Prior, British actor (Caught Short, Slave of Desire), born in Oxfordshire, England (d. 1954)
  • 1867-07-24 Edward Frederic Benson, English novelist, born in Wellington College, Berkshire, England (d. 1940)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1867-08-03 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), born in Bewdley, England (d. 1947)

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • 1867-08-14 John Galsworthy, English author (Forsyte Saga-Nobel 1932), born in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England (d. 1933)
  • 1867-09-19 Arthur Rackham, England, artist/illustrator (Grimm's Fairy Tales)
  • 1867-09-27 Rosa Lewis, society caterer/owner (Cavandish Hotel-England)
  • 1868-03-15 Grace Chisholm Young, English mathematician (d. 1944)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1868-04-10 George Arliss, British actor (Devil, Green Goddess), born in London, England (d. 1946)

  • 1868-04-25 John Bevins Moisant, pioneer aviator, first to cross English Channel with passenger and a cat, killed in New Orleans whose present day airport was originally name for him. (D. 1910)
  • 1868-04-26 Harold Sidney Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Rothermere, English newspaper (Daily Mail and Daily Mirror), born in London, England (d. 1940)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 1001 - 1,100 of 2,379

  • 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
  • 1806-03-23 George Pinto, English composer, dies at 20
  • 1806-09-13 Charles James Fox, English politician (b. 1749)
  • 1807-04-09 John Opie, English painter (The Murder of Rizzio), dies at 46
  • 1807-07-13 Henry Benedict Stuart, Jacobite claimant to the throne of England (b. 1725)
  • 1807-12-03 Clara Reeve, English author (old English baron), dies
  • 1807-12-21 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist, died at 82
  • 1808-05-28 Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (b. 1720)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1809-06-08 Thomas Paine, English American writer (Age of Reason, Common Sense), dies at 72

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine
  • 1809-08-18 Matthew Boulton, English manufacturer and engineer (b. 1728)
  • 1809-11-09 Paul Sandby, English cartographer (b. 1725)
  • 1811-02-09 Nevil Maskelyne, 5th Astronomer Royal of England (1765-1811), dies

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1811-03-14 Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, British Prime Minister (1768-70), dies at 75

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy
  • 1811-09-30 Thomas Percy, English bishop of Dromore, dies at 82
  • 1811-10-15 Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter (b. 1735)
  • 1811-12-08 Eliza Poe, English-American actress and the mother of the American author Edgar Allan Po, dies of tuberculosis at 23 or 24

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1812-10-13 Isaac Brock, English general (conquered Detroit), dies in battle at 43

British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock
  • 1812-12-12 John Malchair, German-born English artist, violinist and composer, dies at 82
  • 1812-12-27 Joanna Southcott, an English self-described religious prophetess.
  • 1813-06-17 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician (b. 1726)
  • 1813-08-11 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), dies at 68
  • 1813-11-21 William Russell, English composer and organist, dies at 36
  • 1814-01-27 Philip Astley, English circus owner "Father of the Modern Circus", dies at 72
  • 1814-04-12 Charles Burney, English music historian (b. 1726)
  • 1814-07-19 Matthew Flinders, English cartographer (Australia coast), dies at 40
  • 1815-01-15 Emma, Lady Hamilton, English mistress of Lord Nelson (b. 1761
  • 1815-07-06 Samuel Whitbread, English politician, dies at 51
  • 1816-07-03 Dorothy Jordan, Irish-English actress, courtesan, mistress of future King William IV of the United Kingdom, dies at 65

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1817-07-18 Jane Austen, English novelist (Pride and Prejudice), dies at 41

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 1818-05-14 Matthew Gregory Lewis, English novelist (b. 1775)
  • 1818-11-17 Charlotte Sophia von Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Queen of England, dies
  • 1819-01-14 Peter Pindar, English satirist (b. 1738)
  • 1819-05-02 Mary Moser, English painter (Flowers Still Life), dies at 74

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1820-06-19 Joseph Banks, English natural historian (Cook/Australia), dies

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1821-02-23 John Keats, English Romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), dies of tuberculosis at 25

Romantic Poet John Keats
Romantic Poet
John Keats
  • 1821-04-22 John Crome, [Old Crome], English landscape painter/etcher, dies at 52
  • 1821-07-04 Richard Cosway, English artist (b. 1742)
  • 1821-08-01 Elizabeth Inchbald [Simpson], English actress and author (Lovers' Vows, Lady Abbess), dies at 68
  • 1821-12-12 Phoebe Hessel, English woman who disguised herself as a man to serve in the British Army, probably to be with her lover, Samuel Golding, dies at 108
  • 1822-06-19 John Bray, English-born American composer (The Indian Princess), dies on his 40th birthday
  • 1822-07-08 Percy Bysshe Shelley, English romantic poet (Prometheus unbound), drowns at 29
  • 1823-01-26 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, dies at 73
  • 1823-02-07 Ann Radcliffe (Ward), English poet/author of horror novels, dies at 58
  • 1823-02-26 John Philip Kemble, British actor and director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden), dies at 66
  • 1824-02-22 John Davy, English composer, dies at 60
  • 1824-05-26 Capel Lofft, English writer (b. 1751)
  • 1824-12-21 James Parkinson, English physician, geologist, paleontologist, and political activist (b. 1755)
  • 1825-01-14 George Dance the Younger, English architect (b. 1741)
  • 1827-01-05 Frederick of York, English duke/bishop/general, dies at 63
  • 1827-06-26 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny), dies at 73

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1827-08-12 William Blake, English poet and artist (Songs of Innocence & Experience), dies at 69

Poet/Artist William Blake
Poet/Artist
William Blake
  • 1828-01-25 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron, dies at 42
  • 1828-12-22 William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist (b. 1766)
  • 1829-05-16 William Congreve, English officer, dies at 56
  • 1830-01-07 Thomas Lawrence, English painter (b. 1769)
  • 1831-02-15 Henry Maudslay, English inventor (metal lathe), dies at 59
  • 1831-04-20 John Abernethy, English surgeon (b. 1764)
  • 1831-06-08 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage, Lady Macbeth), dies at 75
  • 1831-08-22 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • 1832-02-03 George Crabbe, English vicar/poet (Borough), dies at 77
  • 1832-03-30 Stephen Groombridge, English Astronomer, dies at 77
  • 1832-06-06 Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher (b. 1748)
  • 1833-05-15 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career), dies at 46

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1833-07-29 William Wilberforce, English abolitionist, dies at 73

Abolitionist William Wilberforce
Abolitionist
William Wilberforce
  • 1833-08-24 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist, dies at 65
  • 1834-12-27 Charles Lamb, British critic/poet/essayist (Essays of Elia), dies at 59
  • 1835-06-18 William Cobbett, English journalist and author (b. 1763)
  • 1836-04-07 William Godwin, English political writer (b. 1756)
  • 1837-01-20 John Soane, English architect (Book of Designs), dies at 84
  • 1837-03-31 John Constable, English painter/water colors painter, dies at 60

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1837-05-31 Joseph Grimaldi, English pantomimist and the "greatest clown in history", dies at 57

Greatest Clown in History Joseph Grimaldi
Greatest Clown in History
Joseph Grimaldi
  • 1837-07-24 Charles Hodges, English/Dutch portrait painter
  • 1838-03-22 Hendrik Fagel, Dutch/English baron, dies at 73
  • 1839-07-15 Winthrop Mackworth Praed, English politician and poet, dies at 36
  • 1839-08-28 William Smith, English geologist (b. 1769)
  • 1840-01-06 Fanny Burney, English novelist and diarist (b. 1752)
  • 1840-06-19 John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrial/orangist, dies at 50
  • 1841-02-13 Thomas Ainsworth, English/Dutch industrialist, dies at 45
  • 1841-08-24 Theodore Edward Hook, English author (b. 1788)
  • 1842-02-18 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1779)
  • 1842-03-13 Henry Shrapnel, English Army officer and inventor (created the shrapnel shell), dies at 80
  • 1842-04-11 John England, bishop of Charleston Carolina, dies
  • 1842-10-20 Grace Darling, English heroine (b. 1815)
  • 1843-03-21 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), dies at 68
  • 1844-02-16 Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (b. 1792)
  • 1844-06-15 Thomas Campbell, poet (Ye Mariners of England), dies at 66
  • 1844-07-27 John Dalton, English physicist and chemist (molecular theorist), dies at 77
  • 1844-08-30 Francis Baily, English astronomer/mathematician (Baily's Beads), dies

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1845-10-12 Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister who is depicted on the British £5 note, dies of a stroke at 65

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry
  • 1846-09-23 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (b. 1818)
  • 1847-06-11 John Franklin, English sea captain and explorer (b. 1786)
  • 1848-05-11 Tom Cribb, English boxer (b. 1781)
  • 1848-08-09 Frederick Marryat, English captain/author (Mr Midshipman Easy), dies