English History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 1,326

  • 1590-08-17 Governor of Roanoke Island colony, John White, returns from England to find no trace of the colonists he had left there 3 years earlier [or Aug 18, 1591]
  • 1591-09-09 -10] Battle at Flores Azores: Spanish beat English
  • 1593-03-23 English Separatist Puritans John Greenwood and Henry Barrowe tried and sentenced to death on the charge of devising and circulating seditious books
  • 1596-05-26 England, France & Netherlands sign Drievoudig Covenant against Spain
  • 1596-06-30 English and Dutch fleet begin attack of the Spain fleet moored at Cádiz during the Anglo-Spanish war. Leads also to the looting and burning of the city of Cádiz.
  • 1596-07-05 English fleet under Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, captures Cadiz
  • 1596-10-31 English, French & Dutch delegates sign anti-Spanish "Triple Covenant"
  • 1597-03-12 England sends troops to Amiens

Historic Event

1597-04-23 William Shakespeare's "The Merry Wives of Windsor" is first performed, with Queen Elizabeth I of England in attendance

  • 1597-08-11 Germany throws out English sales people
  • 1599-08-15 Nine Years War: Battle of Curlew Pass - Irish forces led by Hugh Roe O'Donnell successfully ambush English forces, led by Sir Conyers Clifford, sent to relieve Collooney Castle.
  • 1602-01-02 Spanish force in Ireland surrender to the English army at Kinsdale
  • 1602-05-15 Cape Cod discovered by English navigator Bartholomew Gosnold

Historic Event

1603-03-24 Scottish King James VI son of Mary Queen of Scots, becomes King James I of England in succession to Elizabeth I, thus joining the English and Scottish crowns

  • 1603-03-30 Battle at Mellifont: English army under Lord Mountjoy beats Irish
  • 1603-04-05 New English King James I (James VI of Scotland) departs Edinburgh for London

Historic Event

1603-11-17 English explorer, writer and courtier Walter Raleigh goes on trial for treason

  • 1606-04-12 England adopts the Union Flag, replaced in 1801 by current Union Flag, also known as the Union Jack
  • 1607-01-30 Massive flooding in England destroys around 200 square miles of coastline and results in approximately 2,000 casualties

Historic Event

1607-05-13 English colonists led by John Smith make a second landing near James River in Virginia

  • 1608-08-24 1st English convoy lands at Surat, India
  • 1608-09-29 Captain Christopher Newport arrives in Virginia, for the second time, with supplies from England for colonists
  • 1609-03-12 Bermuda becomes an English colony
  • 1609-06-17 Netherlands, England and France sign 12 year Covenant

Historic Discovery

1609-08-28 English explorer Henry Hudson, discovers and explores Delaware Bay

  • 1610-03-21 King James I of England and VI of Scotland addresses English House of Commons
  • 1612-08-18 Pendle Witch trial begins with 10 people accused of witchcraft in Lancaster, England, key witness 9 year-old boy
  • 1612-08-20 9 Pendle witches hanged at Gallows Hill in Lancaster, England
  • 1612-08-29 Battle of Surat, India: English fleet beats Portuguese
  • 1613-03-27 The first English child born in Canada at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland to Nicholas Guy
  • 1613-07-02 The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall
  • 1616-04-23 Netherlands buys De Briel/Vlissingen/Fort Rammekens from England
  • 1616-04-30 King James I of England leaves Brielle

Historic Event

1618-01-07 Francis Bacon becomes Lord Chancellor of England

  • 1618-10-29 English adventurer, writer and courtier Walter Raleigh is beheaded for allegedly conspiring against King James I of England
  • 1619-06-02 England and the Netherlands sign treaty about trading in the Indies
  • 1619-08-20 1st known African Americans in English North America (approx. 20) land at Point Comfort (Fort Monroe), Virginia. They are then sold or traded into servitude.
  • 1619-12-04 38 colonists from Berkeley Parish, England disembark in Virginia and give thanks to God. Considered by many the first Thanksgiving in the Americas.
  • 1620-07-31 Pilgrim Fathers depart Leiden, Netherlands for England on their way to America
  • 1620-08-15 Mayflower sets sail from Southampton, England, with 102 Pilgrims
  • 1620-09-16 The Mayflower departs Plymouth, England, with 102 Pilgrims and about 30 crew for the New World (O.S. 6 Sept)
  • 1620-11-09 After a month of delays off the English coast and about two months at sea, the Mayflower spots land (Cape Cod)
  • 1620-12-02 English language newspaper "Namloos" begins publishing in Amsterdam
  • 1621-04-05 Mayflower sails from Plymouth on a return trip to England
  • 1621-09-21 King James I of England gives Sir William Alexander a royal charter for colonisation of Nova Scotia
  • 1621-12-18 English parliament accept unanimously, Protestation
  • 1621-12-30 English King James I cracks Protestation of Parliament
  • 1622-02-08 King James I disbands the English parliament
  • 1624-01-28 Sir Thomas Warner founds the first English colony in the Caribbean, on Saint Kitts.
  • 1624-02-19 English "Happy Parliament", the final Parliament of King James I opens at Westminster
  • 1624-03-10 England declares war on Spain
  • 1624-06-16 Virginia becomes an English crown colony following the bankruptcy of the London Company

Historic Event

1625-03-27 Charles I, King of England, Scotland and Ireland ascends the English throne

  • 1625-12-09 Netherlands & England sign military treaty
  • 1626-06-15 King Charles I disbands English parliament
  • 1627-06-02 English king Charles I establishes Guyana Company

Historic Event

1627-07-10 English fleet under George Villiers reach La Rochelle [NS=June 20]

Historic Event

1631-02-05 Founder of Rhode Island, Roger Williams arrives in Boston from England

  • 1631-05-18 English colony Massachusetts Bay grants Puritan voting right
  • 1632-03-29 Treaty of Saint-Germain is signed, returns Quebec to French control after the English seized it in 1629
  • 1639-06-18 Treaty of Berwick: Ends the First Bishops' War between England and Scotland
  • 1639-09-12 Viceroy Thomas Wentworth sails back to England
  • 1640-04-13 English Short Parliament forms (till May 5)
  • 1640-05-03 English Upper house accepts Act of Attainder
  • 1640-05-05 English Short Parliament rises
  • 1640-08-28 Second Bishop's War: King Charles I's English army loses to a Scottish Covenanter force at the Battle of Newburn
  • 1640-08-29 English King Charles I signs a peace treaty with Scotland
  • 1640-11-03 English Long Parliament forms
  • 1641-02-16 English king Charles I accepts Triennial Act requiring that Parliament meet for at least a fifty-day session once every three years
  • 1641-08-20 England & Scotland sign Treaty of Pacification
  • 1642-01-04 King Charles I with 400 soldiers attacks the English parliament
  • 1642-03-09 English Queen Henriette Maria arrives in Hellevoetsluis, Netherlands
  • 1642-08-22 English Civil War begins between Royalists and Parliament
  • 1642-10-23 Battle of Edgehill (Warwickshire): King Charles I beat English parliamentarian forces
  • 1642-11-13 Battle at Turnham Green outside London: King Charles I vs English parliament
  • 1643-01-23 Sir Thomas Fairfax takes Leeds for Parliamentarians in English Civil War
  • 1643-05-13 Battle of Grantham: English parliamentary armies beat royalists
  • 1643-09-20 First Battle of Newbury (English civil war): King Charles I's forces beaten by a parliamentary army led by the Earl of Essex and Philip Stapleton
  • 1643-12-13 English Civil War: The Battle of Alton takes place in Hampshire.
  • 1644-01-24 Parliamentary army wins battle of Nantwich, Cheshire, English Civil War
  • 1644-03-14 England grants patent for Providence Plantations (now Rhode Island)
  • 1644-05-28 Bolton Massacre by Royalist troops under the command of the Earl of Derby (English Civil War)
  • 1644-09-02 Robert Devereux's Parliamentarian infantry surrenders to Royalist forces in Battle of Lostwithiel, Cornwall, during English Civil War
  • 1645-04-03 English Long Parliament passes the Self-Denying Ordinance, limiting regional armies, significant step toward New Model Army

Victory in Battle

1645-06-14 Battle of Naseby, Leicestershire: "New Model Army" under Oliver Cromwell & Thomas Fairfax beat royalists forces of English King Charles I

  • 1646-02-16 Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War
  • 1646-07-30 English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions
  • 1647-01-30 After nine months of negotiations, Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English Parliament for around £100,000
  • 1647-06-04 English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War
  • 1647-08-08 The Irish Confederate Wars and Wars of the Three Kingdoms: Battle of Dungans Hill - English Parliamentary forces defeat Irish forces.

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 4,621

  • 1643-11-01 John Strype, English historian and biographer, born in Houndsditch, London (d. 1737)
  • 1644-06-16 Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of Scotland, England and Ireland and Duchess of Orléans (d. 1670)

William Penn

1644-10-14 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania, born in London, England (d. 1718)

John Flamsteed

1646-08-19 John Flamsteed, English astronomer and 1st Astronomer Royal, born in Denby, England (d. 1719)

  • 1646-12-26 Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (d. 1709)
  • 1647-04-01 John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester, English poet (d. 1680)
  • 1647-07-02 Daniel Finch, 2nd Earl of Nottingham, English Tory statesman, born in London (d. 1730)
  • 1648-01-01 Elkanah Settle, English writer (d. 1724)
  • 1648-02-23 Arabella Churchill, English mistress of James II of England (d. 1730)
  • 1648-04-07 John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (d. 1721)
  • 1648-12-15 Gregory King, English statistician (Natural & Political Observations), born in Lichfield, England (d. 1712)
  • 1649-02-23 John Blow, English composer, composed 1st English opera (Venus & Adonis) (baptized date) (d. 1708)

John Trenchard

1649-03-30 John Trenchard, English radical Whig politician and statesman, born in Lytchett Matravers, Dorset (d. 1695)

  • 1649-04-05 Elihu Yale, English merchant and philanthropist (benefactor of Yale University), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1721)
  • 1649-04-09 James Scott, Duke of Monmouth, bastard son of English king Charles II, born in Rotterdam, Netherlands (d. 1685)
  • 1649-09-15 Titus Oates, English minister and plotter, born in Oakham, Rutland, England (d. 1705)
  • 1650-02-02 Nell [Eleanor] Gwyn, English actress and mistress to King Charles II, born in London, England (d. 1687)
  • 1650-04-20 William Bedloe, English fraudster and Popish Plot informer, born in Chepstow, Monmouthshire (d. 1680)

John Churchill

1650-05-26 John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, English general strategist, born in Ashe, England (d. 1722)

  • 1650-09-23 Jeremy Collier, English bishop (d. 1726)
  • 1650-11-07 John Robinson, English diplomat and prelate, born in Cleasby, North Yorkshire (d. 1723)

William III

1650-11-14 William III, William of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, born in The Hague, Dutch Republic (d. 1702)

  • 1651-01-13 Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (d. 1694)
  • 1652-03-03 Thomas Otway, England, playwright/poet (Venice Preserved)

William Dampier

1652-06-08 William Dampier, English explorer and pirate who was the 1st Englishman to explore parts of Australia and the 1st person to circumnavigate the world 3 times, born in East Coker, Sommerset, England (d. 1715)

  • 1653-04-02 Prince George of Denmark, Prince Consort of Anne of England, born in Copenhagen Castle, Denmark (d. 1708)
  • 1653-07-05 Thomas Pitt, British merchant and Governor of Madras, born in Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, England (d. 1726)
  • 1653-08-09 John Oldham, English satirical poet, born in Shipton Moyne, Gloucestershire (d. 1683)
  • 1653-08-14 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman (d. 1688)
  • 1654-01-10 Joshua Barnes, English scholar, born in London, United Kingdom (d. 1712)
  • 1654-01-22 Richard Blackmore, English physician and writer (d. 1729)
  • 1656-09-14 Thomas Baker, English antiquarian, born in Lanchester, Durham (d. 1746)

Edmond Halley

1656-11-08 Edmond Halley, English mathematician and astronomer (Halley's comet), born in Haggerston, Middlesex (d. 1742) [OS 29 Oct]

  • 1657-11-08 Thomas Bullis Jr., English composer (d. 1712)
  • 1657-11-26 William Derham, English clergyman, natural theologian and scientist, born in Stoulton, Worcestershire (d. 1735)
  • 1658-10-05 Mary of Modena, Queen of James II of England, born in Ducal Palace, Modena (d. 1718)
  • 1659-09-10 Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (Dido & Aeneas), born in St Ann's Lane, Old Pye Street, Westminster (d. 1695)
  • 1660-04-16 Hans Sloane, Irish physician, naturalist and collector (provided foundation of the British Museum), born in Killyleagh, Ulster, Ireland (d. 1753)

George I

1660-05-28 George I, King of England (1714-27), born in Hanover, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1727)

  • 1660-07-24 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (d. 1718)

Daniel Defoe

1660-09-13 Daniel Defoe, English novelist (Robinson Crusoe), born in London, England (d. 1731)

  • 1660-10-20 Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1723)
  • 1661-12-05 Robert Haley, 1st Earl of Oxford and English premier (Whig, 1710-14), born in Covent Garden, Middlesex, Kingdom of England (d. 1725)
  • 1662-04-30 Mary II, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-94), born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1694)
  • 1662-05-18 George Smalridge, English bishop of Bristol (d. 1719)
  • 1662-08-13 Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician, born in Wiltshire, England (d. 1748)
  • 1662-10-18 Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (d. 1714)
  • 1663-02-25 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (d. 1718)
  • 1663-02-28 Thomas Newcomen, English co-inventor of the atmospheric engine, born in Dartmouth, England (d. 1729)
  • 1663-03-06 Francis Atterbury, English man of letters, politician, and priest (Church of England Bishop of Rochester, 1713-23), born in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire (d. 1732)
  • 1663-05-20 William Bradford, English-born colonial printer (Pennsylvania's first printing press), born in Leicestershire, England (d. 1752)
  • 1664-01-24 John Vanbrugh, dramatist/architect (baptized), born in London, England
  • 1664-07-21 Matthew Prior, English poet and diplomat, born in London (d. 1721)

Anne Stuart

1665-02-06 Anne Stuart, Queen of Great Britain (1702-14), born in St James's Palace, London (d. 1714)

  • 1665-07-02 Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian, born in St Mabon, Cornwall, England (d. 1726)
  • 1665-08-27 John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician, born in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk (d. 1751)
  • 1666-08-13 William Wotton, English theologian and scholar, born in Wrentham, Suffolk (d. 1727)
  • 1666-11-01 James Sherard, English amateur composer, born in Bushby (d. 1738)
  • 1667-12-09 William Whiston, English Anglican priest and mathematician, born in Norton, Leicestershire, England (d. 1752)
  • 1667-12-25 Ehrengard von der Schulenburg, English royal mistress (d. 1743)
  • 1670-01-24 William Congreve, English playwright (d. 1729)
  • 1670-02-10 William Congreve, England, writer (Old Bachelor, Way of the World)
  • 1670-05-08 Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (d. 1726)
  • 1670-07-19 Richard Leveridge, English bass singer and composer, born in St Martin-in-the-Fields, London (d. 1758)
  • 1670-12-04 John Aislabie, English politician (Chancellor of the Exchequer), born in England (d. 1742)
  • 1671-01-15 Abraham de la Pryme, English antiquarian, born in Hatfield (d. 1704)
  • 1671-02-26 Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury, English politician and philosopher (d. 1713)
  • 1671-11-06 Colley Cibber, English actor, dramatist and Poet Laureate (1730-57), born in London (d. 1757)

Joseph Addison

1672-05-01 Joseph Addison, English essayist, playwright (Cato, a Tragedy), poet and Whig politician who co-founded "The Spectator" magazine, born in Milston, Wiltshire, England (d. 1719)

  • 1673-01-06 1st Duke of Chandos, English aristocrat, eponym of Handel's Chandos Anthems, born in Herefordshire, United Kingdom (d. 1744)
  • 1673-08-11 Richard Mead, physician, born in London, England
  • 1674-01-24 Thomas Tanner, English bishop (d. 1735)
  • 1674-06-20 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and playwright (Tamerlane), Poet Laureate (1715-18), born in Little Barford, Bedfordshire (d. 1718)
  • 1674-07-17 Isaac Watts, English writer, preacher and hymnist (Horae Lyrican), born in Southampton, England (d. 1748)
  • 1675-05-29 Humphry Ditton, English mathematician, born in Salisbury, England (d. 1715)
  • 1675-09-02 William Somervile, English poet (d. 1742)
  • 1675-10-11 Samuel Clarke, English philosopher and theologian, born in Norwich, England (d. 1729)
  • 1675-10-24 Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician, born in Parchim, Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany (d. 1749)
  • 1676-01-19 John Weldon, English composer, born in Chichester, England (d. 1736)
  • 1676-07-01 Anthony Collins, English philosopher (A Dscourse On Free-Thinking), born in Hounslow, Middlesex, England (d. 1729) [birth date June 21 O.S.]

Robert Walpole

1676-08-26 Robert Walpole, English politician, 1st British Prime Minister (Whig: 1721-42), born in Houghton, Norfolk, England (d. 1745)

  • 1677-09-17 Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist and inventor (first person to measure blood pressure), born in Bekesbourne, Kent, England (d. 1761)
  • 1678-09-16 Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher, born in Battersea, Surrey, England (d. 1751)
  • 1678-12-08 Horatio Walpole, 1st Baron Walpole of Wolterton, English diplomat, born in Houghton, Cambridge, England (d. 1757)
  • 1678-12-14 Daniel Neal, English historian, born in London (d. 1743)
  • 1678-12-30 William Croft, English composer and organist, born in Nether Ettington (d. 1727)
  • 1679-03-18 Matthew Decker, English merchant and writer (d. 1759)
  • 1680-02-14 John Sidney, 6th Earl of Leicester, English privy councillor, born in Penshurst Place, Kent (d. 1737)
  • 1682-07-10 Roger Cotes, English mathematician (Newton–Cotes formulas), born in Burbage, Leicestershire, England (d. 1716)
  • 1683-04-03 Mark Catesby, English naturalist (Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands) (d. 1749)
  • 1683-07-03 Edward Young, English poet (Revenge, Complaint), born in Upham, Winchester, England (d. 1765)
  • 1683-12-27 Conyers Middleton, English minister (d. 1750)
  • 1684-02-22 William Pulteney, statesman (Earl of Bath), born in London, England
  • 1685-02-10 Aaron Hill, English playwright/poet (Tragedy of Zara)
  • 1685-06-30 John Gay, English poet and dramatist (The Beggar's Opera), born in Barnstaple, England (d. 1732)
  • 1685-08-18 Brook Taylor, English mathematician, discoverer of Taylor's Theorem, born in Edmonton, Middlesex, England (d. 1731)
  • 1685-12-17 Thomas Tickell, English writer and poet, born in Bridekirk, Cockermouth, England (d. 1740)
  • 1686-04-29 Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (d. 1742)
  • 1686-08-12 John Balguy, English philosopher (d. 1748)
  • 1686-08-19 Eustace Budgell, English writer (The Spectator, writing 37 numbers signed X), born in Saint Thomas, Exeter, England (d. 1737)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 2,332

  • 1592-09-03 Robert Greene, English writer (Friar Bacon), dies at 34
  • 1593-04-06 Henry Barrow, English puritian/Congressionalist, hanged
  • 1593-04-06 John Greenwood, English Congressionalist, hanged
  • 1593-05-29 John Penry, Welsh protestant martyr (Marprelate tracts), executed for sedition at about 30
  • 1593-05-30 Christopher Marlowe, English dramatist and poet (Tamburlaine the Great), stabbed to death in a pub brawl in Deptford at about 29
  • 1594-04-29 Thomas Cooper, English bishop, lexicographer, and writer
  • 1594-06-03 John Aylmer, English political theorist (b. 1521)

Thomas Kyd

1594-07-16 Thomas Kyd, English dramatist (The Spanish Tragedy), dies at 35

  • 1594-10-16 William Allen, English cardinal/founder seminary of Douai, dies at 62
  • 1594-11-22 Martin Frobisher, English privateer, explorer (Canada) and later vice-admiral who helped defeat the Spanish Armada, dies aged between 55 and 59
  • 1595-02-21 Robert Southwell, English Roman Catholic priest and Jesuit and poet, hung drawing, and quartered for treason at 33 (canonized 1970)
  • 1595-08-24 Thomas Digges, English astronomer (Universe Infinite), dies
  • 1595-11-12 John Hawkins, English naval commander, Treasurer of the Navy, and early English slave trader, dies at sea at 63

Francis Drake

1596-01-28 Francis Drake, English pirate, Admiral and Governor of Newfoundland (Porto Bello West Indies), dies of dysentery at 50

  • 1596-03-23 Henry Unton, English diplomat
  • 1596-11-10 Peter Wentworth, English Puritan politician (b. 1530)
  • 1598-01-09 Jasper Heywood, English translator (b. 1553)
  • 1598-08-04 William Cecil, 1st baron Burghley, English statesman, dies at 77
  • 1599-04-14 Henry Wallop, English statesman who governed Ireland
  • 1600-11-03 Richard Hooker, English theologian (b. 1554)
  • 1602-02-13 Alexander Nowell, English churchman, dean of St Paul's, dies

Elizabeth I

1603-03-24 Elizabeth I Tudor [Virgin Queen], Queen of England and Ireland (1558-1603) and daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, dies at 69

  • 1603-09-08 George Carey, 2nd Baron Hunsdon, English politician, Lord Chamberlain to Elizabeth I (b. 1547)
  • 1603-12-09 William Watson, English conspirator (b. 1559)
  • 1603-12-27 Thomas Cartwright, English Presbyterian publicist, dies at about 68
  • 1604-06-24 Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, Lord Great Chamberlain of England, dies at 54
  • 1605-04-05 Adam Loftus, English Protestant archbishop in Ireland (c.1513)
  • 1605-04-06 John Stow, English historian (Survey of London), dies
  • 1605-11-08 Robert Catesby, English conspirator (Gunpowder Plot), killed at about 32
  • 1606-01-30 Everard Digby, English conspirator (b. 1578)

ExecutionGuy Fawkes

1606-01-31 Guy Fawkes, English Catholic conspirator who was convicted in the "Gunpowder Plot" to blow up the British Parliament, hanged at 35

  • 1606-04-03 Charles Blount, 1st Earl of Devon, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1606-05-03 Henry Garnet, English Jesuit (executed) (b. 1555)
  • 1606-11-12 St. Nicholas Owen (martyr), one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales
  • 1607-05-21 John Rainolds, English scholar (b. 1549)
  • 1607-06-10 John Popham, English politician (Speaker of the House, Lord Chief Justice), dies at 75 or 76
  • 1607-08-22 Bartholomew Gosnold, English explorer and privateer (b. 1572)
  • 1608-02-26 John Still, English Bishop of Bath and Wells, dies at about 64
  • 1610-04-18 Robert Parsons, English jesuit (A Letter Disclosure), dies at 63
  • 1610-11-21 Benedict van Canfield [William Fish], English missionary, dies
  • 1612-04-11 Edward Wightman, English Baptist preacher, burnt at the stake in Lichfield for heresy (b. 1566)
  • 1612-05-24 Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury and English Prime Minister (1598-1612), dies at 48
  • 1612-08-04 Hugh Broughton, English scholar (b. 1549)
  • 1612-11-20 John Harington, English Elizabethan courtier, writer (Orlando Furios) and inventor of the flush toilet, dies at about 52
  • 1613-08-07 Thomas Fleming, English judge (b. 1544)
  • 1613-09-15 Thomas Overbury, English poet (A Wife) and essayist, dies at 32
  • 1614-06-15 Henry Howard, 1st Earl of Northampton, English politician (b. 1540)
  • 1615-09-27 Arbella Stuart, English great-great-granddaughter of King Henry VII and possible heir to the throne, dies imprisoned in the Tower of London at 39 or 40
  • 1616-01-06 Philip Henslowe, English theatrical entrepreneur during Elizabethan age, dies at about 65

William Shakespeare

1616-04-23 William Shakespeare, English poet and playwright (b. 1564) (Julian calendar) dies aged 52

  • 1616-11-23 Richard Hakluyt, English writer who promoted the colonization of America (b. 1552)
  • 1617-10-27 Ralph Winwood, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1617-11-10 Barnabe Rich, English soldier and writer
  • 1618-06-07 Thomas West, 3rd & 12th Baron De La Warr, English Jamestown colonist and Governor of Virginia, dies at 40
  • 1618-09-28 Joshua Sylvester, English poet (b. 1563)

ExecutionWalter Raleigh

1618-10-29 Walter Raleigh, English scholar, poet, historian and explorer, beheaded for treason at about 64

  • 1619-01-07 Nicholas Hilliard, English painter of miniature portraits, dies at about 71
  • 1619-01-24 Henry Brooke, 11th Baron Cobham, English conspirator against the rule of James I of England, dies at 54
  • 1619-03-01 Thomas Campion, English physician, composer, poet (Poemata), dies at 53
  • 1619-03-13 Richard Burbage, English Shakespearean actor and painter, dies at about 52
  • 1619-10-14 Samuel Daniel, English poet (b. 1562)
  • 1620-05-16 William Adams, English navigator and 1st ever Western Samurai, dies at 55
  • 1621-07-02 Thomas Harriot, English astronomer (1st person to draw map of the Moon with a telescope), dies at 61 or 62
  • 1621-11-26 Radulph Agas, English surveyor (C. 1540)
  • 1622-01-23 William Baffin, English explorer, dies of a gunshot wound at in attack on Qeshm about 38
  • 1622-02-19 Sir Henry Savile, English scholar and educator, translated the New Testament into English, dies at 72
  • 1622-07-01 William Parker, 4th Baron Monteagle, English peer and politician who helped stop the Gunpowder Plot, dies at around 47
  • 1623-02-08 Thomas Cecil, 1st Earl of Exeter, English politician, dies at 80
  • 1623-07-04 William Byrd, English composer (Ave verum corpus), dies at 80
  • 1623-10-21 William Wade, English statesman and diplomat (b. 1546)
  • 1623-11-09 William Camden, English historian (Brittania, Annales), dies at 72
  • 1624-02-13 Stephen Gosson, English satirist (b. 1554)
  • 1624-11-10 Henry Wriothesley, 3rd Earl of Southampton, English patron of the theater, dies at 51
  • 1624-12-14 Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, English statesman, dies at 73

James I and VI

1625-03-27 James Stuart, King James VI of Scotland (1567-1625) and James I of England and Ireland (1603-25), dies of dysentery at 58

  • 1625-06-05 Orlando Gibbons, English organist and composer (Silver Swan), dies at 41
  • 1626-01-21 John Dowland, English composer (In Darkness We Dwell), dies at 62
  • 1626-01-24 Samuel Argall, English adventurer and naval officer, dies at 45
  • 1626-02-28 Cyril Tourneur, English poet/dramatist, dies at about 51

Francis Bacon

1626-04-09 Francis Bacon [Lord Verulam], English statesman, Lord Chancellor (1617-21) and philosopher (Novum Organum), dies from pneumonia at 65

  • 1626-05-04 Arthur Lake, English Bishop of Bath and Wells, and translator of the King James Bible, dies at 56
  • 1626-07-13 Robert Sidney, 1st Earl of Leicester, English statesman, dies at 62
  • 1626-09-26 Lancelot Andrewes, English theologist/bishop of Winchester, dies at 71
  • 1626-11-25 Edward Alleyn, English actor and founder of Dulwich College, dies at 60
  • 1626-11-30 Thomas Weelkes, English organist and composer of madrigals, dies at 47
  • 1626-12-08 John Davies, English poet (b. 1569)
  • 1626-12-10 Edmund Gunter, English mathematician (b. 1581)
  • 1627-04-19 John Beaumont, English poet (b. 1583)
  • 1627-06-27 John Hayward, English historian
  • 1627-07-01 Nathaniel Bacon, English painter, dies at 41
  • 1628-07-13 Robert Shirley, English adventurer (b. 1581)
  • 1628-09-30 Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, English poet (b. 1554)
  • 1630-01-26 Henry Briggs, English mathematician (b. 1556)
  • 1630-02-12 Fynes Moryson, English traveler and writer (b. 1566)
  • 1630-09-17 Thomas Lake, English statesman (b. 1567)
  • 1631-05-06 Robert Bruce Cotton, English politician and antiquarian (his library formed basis of British Museum manuscript collection), dies at 60

John Smith

1631-06-21 John Smith, English explorer (Chesapeake Bay, New England) and leader of the Virginia Colony (Jamestown), dies at 51

  • 1631-10-05 Arabella Holles, wife of English politician Thomas Wentworth, dies
  • 1631-12-23 Michael Drayton, English poet (b. 1563)
  • 1632-06-22 James Whitelocke, English judge and politician (House of Common 1610-22), dies at 61