English History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 1,350

  • 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 battleVictory 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

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1646-02-16 Battle of Great Torrington, Devon - the last major battle of the first English Civil War

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1646-07-30 English parliament sets king Charles I Newcastle Propositions

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 1647-01-23 Scottish Presbyterians sell captured Charles I to English parliament
  • 1647-01-30 Scots agree to sell King Charles I to English Parliament for £400
  • 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.
  • 1648-04-22 English army claims King Charles I responsible for bloodshed
  • 1648-11-30 English Parliamentary army captures King Charles I
  • 1648-12-06 Pride's Purge: Thomas Pride prevents 96 presbyterians from sitting in English parliament
  • 1649-01-06 The English Rump Parliament votes to put Charles I on trial for treason and other "high crimes"
  • 1649-05-19 England is declared a Commonwealth by an act of the Long Parliament making England a republic for the next 11 years
  • 1649-06-01 Russian Tsar Alexis throws English merchants out of Moscow
  • 1650-09-03 Battle of Dunbar: England vs Scotland
  • 1650-09-29 Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England)
  • 1651-09-03 Battle of Worcester: Oliver Cromwell destroys English royalists

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1651-09-06 King Charles II of England spends a day hiding in an oak tree during his escape after losing Battle of Worcester

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1651-10-09 English parliament passes Navigation Act
  • 1651-10-17 Future King Charles II flees from England
  • 1651-10-27 English troops occupy Limerick, Ireland
  • 1652-05-29 Battle of Goodwin Sands, off Folkestone, Kent: English 'General at Sea' Robert Blake drives out Dutch fleet under Lieutenant Admiral Maarten Tromp
  • 1652-07-10 England declares war on The Netherlands - beginning of the 1st Anglo-Dutch war
  • 1652-08-26 Battle of Plymouth: General-at-Sea George Ayscue of the Commonwealth of England attacked a convoy of the Dutch Republic commanded by Vice-Commodore Michiel de Ruyter. Dutch victory
  • 1652-09-07 Battle of Monte Christo: Dutch fleet under J van Galen beat English
  • 1652-09-28 English-Dutch sea battle at Kentish Knock
  • 1652-12-10 Sea battle at Dungeness: lt-admiral Maarten Tromp beats English fleet
  • 1653-02-28 -Mar 3] 3 Day Sea battle English beats Dutch
  • 1653-03-14 Johan van Galen beats English fleet at Livorno
  • 1653-04-20 Oliver Cromwell routes English parliament to house
  • 1653-06-12 - 13] First Anglo-Dutch War: Battle of the Gabbard/ Battle at North Foreland, English fleet beats the Dutch
  • 1653-07-04 English Barebones Parliament goes into session
  • 1653-08-10 The Battle of Scheveningen, English fleet beats Dutch
  • 1653-12-12 English "Barebones" Parliament ends
  • 1653-12-16 Parliamentarian General Oliver Cromwell appointed as Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland
  • 1654-04-12 Ordinance of Union between England and Scotland passed by the Council of State
  • 1654-04-15 England & Netherlands sign peace treaty
  • 1654-04-21 England & Sweden sign trade agreement
  • 1654-07-20 Anglo-Portuguese treaty, Portugal comes under English control
  • 1654-09-25 England & Denmark sign trade agreement
  • 1655-04-04 Battle at Postage Farina, Tunis: English fleet beats Barbary pirates
  • 1655-04-28 English General-at-Sea Robert Blake (he was never titled Admiral) beats North African pirate fleet
  • 1655-05-10 Jamaica captured by the English
  • 1655-08-09 Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell divides England into 11 districts
  • 1655-11-03 England & France sign military & economic treaties
  • 1655-11-24 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell bans Anglicans
  • 1656-09-15 England & France sign peace treaty
  • 1656-10-02 English North American colony of Connecticut passes law against Quakers
  • 1657-02-04 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland, grants residency to Luis Caravajal

  • 1657-03-23 France & England form alliance against Spain; England gets Dunkirk
  • 1657-03-31 English Parliament makes the Humble Petition to Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell offering him the crown: he declines
  • 1657-04-03 English Lord Protector Oliver Cromwell refuses crown
  • 1657-04-20 Battle in Santa Cruz Bay, Tenerife: English fleet under Robert Blake sinks Spanish silver fleet
  • 1657-07-13 Oliver Cromwell constrains English army leader John Lambert
  • 1658-03-17 Pro-Charles II plot in England discovered
  • 1658-06-14 Battle at Dunes: English & French fleet beat Spanish
  • 1658-06-25 Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French & English
  • 1659-04-22 Lord Protector Richard Cromwell disbands English parliament
  • 1659-05-22 France, England & Netherlands sign "Hedges Concerto" treaty
  • 1659-05-25 Richard Cromwell resigns as Lord Protector of England, earning the nickname "Tumbledown Dick" as a result of his abrupt fall from power
  • 1659-05-31 Netherlands, England & France sign Treaty of The Hague
  • 1659-10-12 English "Rump" Parliament dimisses John Lambert & other generals
  • 1659-10-13 Major general John Lambert drives out English Rump government

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1660-01-01 1st entry in English civil servant Samuel Pepys' diary

Diarist Samuel Pepys
Diarist
Samuel Pepys
  • 1660-03-16 English Long Parliament disbands
  • 1660-04-04 English King Charles II sends Declaration of Breda (freedom of religion)
  • 1660-04-25 English Convention Parliament meets and votes to restore Charles II
  • 1660-05-08 English parliament declares Charles Stuart to be King Charles II of England
  • 1660-05-23 King Charles II returns from exile sails from Scheveningen to England
  • 1660-05-24 English king Charles II visits Netherlands
  • 1660-05-25 King Charles II of England lands in Dover
  • 1660-05-29 On his 30th birthday Charles II returns to London from exile in the Netherlands to claim the English throne after the Puritan Commonwealth comes to an end
  • 1660-12-31 James II of England is named Duke of Normandy by Louis XIV of France.
  • 1661-01-30 Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England is ritually executed after having been dead for two years
  • 1661-04-23 English king Charles II crowned in London
  • 1661-06-23 Marriage contract for Charles II of England & Catharina of Portugal
  • 1661-07-03 Portugal gives Tangier & Bombay to English King Charles II
  • 1661-07-27 English Parliament confirms Navigation Act
  • 1661-10-01 Yachting begins in England; King Charles II beats his brother James, Duke of York racing from Greenwich to Gravesend
  • 1661-12-20 Corporation Act enforced in England
  • 1662-04-23 Connecticut chartered as an English colony
  • 1662-05-19 Uniformity Act of England goes into effect
  • 1662-08-24 Act of Uniformity requires English to accept Book of Common Prayer
  • 1662-09-14 Netherlands & England sign peace treaty
  • 1662-10-17 Charles II of Great Britain sells Dunkirk to France for 2.5 million livres (320,000 English pounds)
  • 1663-06-08 Battle at Amegical: English & Portuguese fleet beats Spanish
  • 1663-07-08 King Charles II of England grants a charter to Rhode Island
  • 1663-07-27 English Parliament accepts Staple Act
  • 1664-03-12 New Jersey becomes an English colony
  • 1664-09-08 Dutch surrender colony of New Netherlands (including New York) to 300 English soldiers
  • 1664-09-20 Maryland passes 1st anti-amalgamation law to stop intermarriage of English women & black men
  • 1664-09-24 Dutch Fort Orange (New Netherland) in present day Albany NY surrenders to the English
  • 1664-12-15 English colonize Connecticut
  • 1665-02-27 Battle at Elmina, Gold Coast: Vice-admiral De Ruyter beats English
  • 1665-03-04 English King Charles II declares war on Netherlands
  • 1665-06-06 Battle at Monte Carlo: English & Portuguese army beat Spain
  • 1665-06-12 New Amsterdam legally becomes an English colony and renamed New York after English Duke of York
  • 1665-06-12 England installs a municipal government in New York City

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 4,830

  • 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 (d. 1737)
  • 1687-11-07 William Stukeley, English physician and archaeologist (pioneered investigation of Stonehenge and Avebury), born in Holbeach, Lincolnshire (d. 1765)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1688-05-21 Alexander Pope, English poet (Rape of the Lock, translation of Homer) (d. 1744), born in London, England

  • 1688-06-10 James Francis Edward Stuart 'The old Pretender', claimed thrones of England and Scotland as James III/James VIII (d. 1766)
  • 1688-10-19 William Cheselden, English surgeon and anatomist (d. 1752)
  • 1689-05-15 Mary Wortley Montagu, English essayist, feminist, eccentric (baptism 26 May)
  • 1689-05-24 Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (d. 1769)
  • 1689-08-19 Samuel Richardson, English novelist (Pamela) (baptized)
  • 1690-02-03 Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)
  • 1690-04-22 John Carteret, Earl Granville (C), English chief minister (1722-42)
  • 1690-10-29 Martin Folkes, English antiquarian (d. 1754)
  • 1690-12-01 Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England (d. 1764)
  • 1691-02-27 Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (d. 1754)
  • 1691-09-29 Richard Challoner, English Catholic prelate (d. 1781)
  • 1691-10-01 Arthur Onslow, English politician (d. 1768)
  • 1692-02-29 Edward Cave, England, printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)
  • 1692-02-29 John Byrom, English poet (d. 1763)
  • 1692-08-03 John Henley, English clergyman (d. 1759)
  • 1693-02-04 George Lillo, bourgeois English dramatist (London Merchant)
  • 1693-02-24 James Quin, British actor (Covent Garden Theatre), born in London, England (d. 1766)
  • 1693-04-03 George Edwards, English naturalist (d. 1773)
  • 1694-04-25 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect (d. 1753)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1694-09-25 Henry Pelham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1743-54) who introduced the Gin Acts, born in Laughton, England (d. 1754)

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham
  • 1695-02-02 William Borlase, English naturalist (d. 1772)
  • 1695-11-10 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (discovered Crab Nebula), born in Old Sarum, Wiltshire (d. 1771)
  • 1696-07-14 William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (d. 1761)
  • 1696-08-12 Maurice Greene, English composer, born in London (d. 1755)
  • 1696-10-13 John Hervey, 2nd Baron Hervey, English statesman and writer (d. 1743)
  • 1696-12-22 James Oglethorpe, England, General/author/colonizer (Georgia)
  • 1697-01-16 Richard Savage, English poet and playwright (d. 1743) date not proven
  • 1697-11-10 William Hogarth, English satiric painter and engraver (Rake's Progress), born in London (d. 1764)
  • 1698-12-24 William Warburton, English Bishop of Gloucester (d. 1779)
  • 1699-12-19 William Bowyer, English printer (d. 1777)
  • 1699-12-23 Joseph Gibbs, English composer and organist, born in Colchester (d. 1788)
  • 1700-03-13 James Kent, English composer, born in Winchester (d. 1776)
  • 1701-05-14 William Emerson, English mathematician (d. 1782)
  • 1702-03-04 Jack Sheppard, English burglar and escapee (d. 1724)
  • 1702-06-26 Philip Doddridge, England, Dr/nonconformist clergyman

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1703-06-28 John Wesley, English Christian theologian and co-founder of the Methodist movement, born in Epworth, England (d. 1791)

Evangelist John Wesley
Evangelist
John Wesley
  • 1703-11-26 Theophilus Cibber, English actor and writer, born in London, England (d. 1758)
  • 1704-01-01 Soame Jenyns, English writer (d. 1787)
  • 1704-04-10 Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
  • 1704-06-04 Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer (d. 1776)
  • 1704-06-22 John Taylor, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
  • 1704-07-17 John Kay, English inventor (developed the flying shuttle), born in Lancashire, England (d. around 1779)
  • 1705-04-12 William Cookworthy, English chemist (d. 1780)
  • 1705-07-23 Francis Blomefield, English topographer (d. 1752)
  • 1705-08-30 David Hartley, English philosopher and Founder of the Associationist School of Psychology, born in Halifax, Yorkshire, England (d. 1757)
  • 1705-09-28 Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, England, corrupt politician (Chiswick)
  • 1705-11-23 Thomas Birch, English historian (d. 1766)
  • 1706-01-28 John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
  • 1707-01-06 Frederick Louis, English prince of Wales and son of George II, born in Hannover, Germany (d. 1751)
  • 1707-04-22 Henry Fielding, English novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones)
  • 1707-08-24 Selina Hastings, Countess of Huntingdon, English evangelical revivalist, born in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire (d. 1791)
  • 1708-01-26 William Hayes, English composer and organist, born in Gloucester (d. 1777) baptismal date
  • 1708-01-30 Georg D Ehret, German/English cartoonist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1708-11-15 William Pitt the Elder, British Prime Minister (Whig, 1756-61, 66-68) known as the `Great Commoner', born in London, England (d. 1778)

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder
  • 1709-02-16 Charles Avison, English composer, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1770) baptismal date
  • 1709-07-20 James Harris, English philosopher, born in Salisbury, Wiltshire (d. 1780)
  • 1709-09-18 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), born in Lichfield Staffordshire (d. 1784)
  • 1710-02-07 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), born in London (d. 1779)
  • 1710-03-12 Thomas Augustine Arne, English composer (Alfred, Rule Britannia)
  • 1710-05-16 William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (d. 1782)
  • 1710-08-20 Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rules of Simpson)
  • 1710-10-24 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer, born in Northampton, England (d. 1773)
  • 1710-11-08 Sarah Fielding, English writer (d. 1768)
  • 1711-09-26 Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician (d. 1779)
  • 1712-01-17 John Stanley, English blind composer and organist, born in London (d. 1786)
  • 1712-03-08 John Fothergill, English physician (d. 1780)
  • 1712-03-22 Edward Moore, English writer (d. 1757)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1712-10-14 George Grenville, British Prime Minister (1763-65) who introduced the Stamp Act to the colonies in America, born in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1770)

British Prime Minister George Grenville
British Prime Minister
George Grenville
  • 1713-04-10 John Whitehurst, English clockmaker and scientist (d. 1788)
  • 1713-05-25 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, English premier (1760-63)
  • 1713-06-11 Edward Capell, English critic (d. 1781)
  • 1714-01-06 Percivall Pott, English physician (d. 1788)
  • 1714-02-26 James Hervey, English clergyman and writer (d. 1758)
  • 1714-11-13 William Shenstone, English poet, born in Leasowes, England (d. 1763)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1714-12-16 George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader and preacher, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1770)

Anglican Preacher George Whitefield
Anglican Preacher
George Whitefield
  • 1715-04-03 William Watson, English physician and scientist (d. 1787)
  • 1715-04-11 John Alcock, English composer and organist, born in London (d. 1806)
  • 1715-04-19 James Nares, English composer, born in Stanwell (d. 1783)
  • 1715-05-04 Richard Graves, English writer (d. 1804)
  • 1715-11-05 John Brown, English writer, born in Rothbury, Northumberland, England (d. 1766)
  • 1716-06-23 Fletcher Norton, 1st Baron Grantley, English politician (d. 1789)
  • 1716-10-06 George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman, born in Dover, England (d. 1771)
  • 1716-12-26 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy Written in a Country Church Yard)
  • 1717-01-29 Jeffrey Amherst, English gov-gen of America/fieldmarshal
  • 1717-02-19 David Garrick, English actor, producer and writer (Aboan-Oroonoko), born in Hereford, England (d. 1779)
  • 1717-08-15 Blind Jack [John Metcalf], English 1st professional roadbuilder, born in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England (d. 1810)
  • 1717-09-04 Job Orton, English minister (d. 1783)
  • 1717-09-24 Horace Walpole, England, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto)
  • 1717-12-16 Elizabeth Carter, English poet, bluestocking and translator (All the Works of Epictetus Which Are Now Extant), born in Deal, England (d. 1806)
  • 1718-03-12 Joseph Damer, English politician (d. 1798)
  • 1718-04-04 Benjamin Kennicott, English churchman and Hebrew scholar (d. 1783)
  • 1718-05-17 Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat and politician (d. 1778)
  • 1718-06-05 Thomas Chippendale, England, furniture maker (baptized)
  • 1718-07-31 John Canton, English physicist, born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1772)
  • 1718-11-03 John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, British statesman who claimed to have invented the sandwich, born in Chiswick, England (d. 1792)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 2,379

  • 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 (b. 1570)
  • 1632-08-25 Thomas Dekker, English dramatist (b. ca. 1572)
  • 1632-11-27 John Eliot, English parliament leader/author (In Jail), dies at 40
  • 1633-03-01 George Herbert, English poet, dies at 39
  • 1633-08-04 George Abbott, English theologist and the Archbishop of Canterbury (1611-1633), dies at 60
  • 1633-11-14 William Ames, English philosopher (b. 1576)
  • 1634-05-12 George Chapman, English dramatist/interpreter, dies
  • 1634-06-25 John Marston, English poet and playwright (b. 1576)
  • 1634-08-09 William Noy, English jurist (b. 1577)
  • 1634-09-03 Edward Coke, English Chief Justice/politician, dies
  • 1635-03-27 Robert Naunton, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1636-04-18 Julius Caesar, English judge

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1637-08-06 Ben Jonson, English playwright and poet, dies at 65

Playwright and Poet Ben Jonson
Playwright and Poet
Ben Jonson
  • 1639-03-22 Thomas Carew, English poet/diplomat (The Rapture), dies
  • 1639-11-07 Thomas Arundell, 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, English politician
  • 1640-01-14 Thomas Coventry, 1st Baron Coventry, English lawyer and judge (b. 1578)
  • 1640-06-03 Theophilus Howard, 2nd Earl of Suffolk, English politician (b. 1584)
  • 1640-10-20 John Ball, English Puritan clergyman (b. 1585)
  • 1641-01-03 Jeremiah Horrocks, English astronomical prodigy, dies at 22
  • 1641-04-13 Richard Montagu, English clergyman (b. 1577)
  • 1641-05-12 Thomas Wentworth, English viceroy of Ireland, beheaded at 48
  • 1641-07-28 John Amner, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1641-11-28 Robert Dowland, English luitist/son of John Dowland, dies at about 50
  • 1642-02-07 William Bedell, English clergyman (b. 1571)
  • 1642-11-07 Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, English politician
  • 1643-06-24 John Hampden, English politician, dies of injuries at about 48
  • 1643-07-25 Robert Pierrepont, 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull, English statesman (b. 1584)
  • 1643-08-20 Anne Hutchinson, English Puritan preacher, killed in Native American uprising (b. 1591)
  • 1643-09-20 Lucius Cary, 2nd Viscount Falkland, English politician and writer
  • 1643-11-03 John Bainbridge, English astronomer (b. 1582)
  • 1643-11-29 William Cartwright, English dramatist (b. 1611)
  • 1643-12-08 John Pym, English statesman (b. 1583)
  • 1644-01-30 William Chillingworth, English religious leader, dies at 41
  • 1644-09-08 Francis Quarles, English poet (Enchiridion), dies
  • 1645-01-10 William Laud, English Archbishop of Canterbury, beheaded, for treason, in the Tower of London at 71
  • 1645-04-16 Tobias Hume, Scottish composer (The First Part of Ayres), dies
  • 1645-04-19 William Smith, English composer, dies at 42
  • 1645-08-06 Lionel Cranfield, 1st Earl of Middlesex, English merchant, dies at 70
  • 1645-09-02 Alice Lisle, Last woman to be executed by a judicial sentence of beheading in England, beheaded for harboring fugitives after the defeat of the Monmouth Rebellion at around 68
  • 1645-09-08 John Coke, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1646-09-14 Thomas H Earl of Arundel, English art collector (Marbles), dies
  • 1646-10-28 William Dobson, English portrait painter, dies at about 35 (b. 1610)
  • 1647-01-29 Francis Meres, English writer (b. 1565)
  • 1647-06-12 Thomas Farnaby, English grammarian
  • 1647-08-24 Nicholas Stone "Elder", English sculptor/architect, dies at about 61
  • 1648-02-02 George Abbot, English writer
  • 1648-03-14 Ferdinando Fairfax, 2nd Lord Fairfax of Cameron, English general (b. 1584)
  • 1648-08-20 Edward Herbert of Cherbury, English military/philosopher, dies at 65
  • 1649-03-09 Henry Rich, 1st Earl of Holland, English soldier (executed) (b. 1590)
  • 1649-05-12 Isaac Doreslaer, English lawyer/diplomat, murdered
  • 1649-07-11 Margaret Coventry, 1st English earl of Shaftesbury, dies
  • 1649-08-25 Richard Crashaw, English clergyman/poet, dies at about 36
  • 1649-09-06 Robert Dudley, English navigator and writer (Arcano del Mare), dies
  • 1649-09-15 John Floyd, English Jesuit preacher (b. 1572)
  • 1650-04-18 Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian (b. 1602)
  • 1650-11-13 Thomas May, English poet and historian (b. 1595)
  • 1650-12-13 Phineas Fletcher, English poet, dies at 68
  • 1651-11-26 Henry Ireton, English gen/parliament leader (Marston Moor), dies at 40
  • 1652-06-21 Inigo Jones, English architect (b. 1573)
  • 1652-08-23 John Byron, 1st Baron Byron, English royalist politician (b. 1600)
  • 1652-10-08 John Greaves, English mathematician (b. 1602)
  • 1652-12-31 Frances Cecil, 2nd wife of English earl of Shaftesbury, dies
  • 1653-05-26 Robert Filmer, English writer (b. 1588)
  • 1654-01-10 Nicholas Culpeper, English botanist, herbalist, physician, and astrologer (b. 1616)
  • 1654-11-30 John Selden, English jurist and oriental scholar (b. 1584)
  • 1656-09-08 Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (b. 1574)
  • 1657-06-03 William Harvey, English physician (discovered blood circulation), dies at 79
  • 1657-08-07 Robert Blake, English admiral (Dover, Dungeness), dies at about 57
  • 1657-08-29 John Lilburne, English dissenter
  • 1658-01-13 Edward Sexby, English Puritan soldier (b. 1616)
  • 1658-04-29 John Cleveland, English poet (b. 1613)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1658-09-03 Oliver Cromwell, English general (1653-58)/Lord Protector, dies at 59

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1659-10-31 John Bradshaw, English judge (b. 1602)
  • 1660-04-25 Henry Hammond, English churchman, dies at 54
  • 1660-06-01 Mary Dyer, English Quaker (martyred) - hanged for defying a law banning Quakers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • 1660-06-30 William Oughtred, English mathematician (b. 1575)
  • 1660-10-14 Thomas Harrison, English Puritan soldier (b. 1606)
  • 1660-10-17 Adrian Scrope, English regicide (b. 1601)
  • 1660-11-05 Lucy Hay, Countess of Carlisle, English socialite (b. 1599)
  • 1661-01-03 Maria I Stuart, Queen of England/husband of Willem II, dies at 29 [NS]
  • 1661-03-01 Richard Zouch, English jurist (b. 1590)
  • 1661-04-07 Sir William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English soldier and politician (b. 1604)
  • 1661-08-16 Thomas Fuller, British scholar, preacher and historian (History of the Worthies of Britain), dies of typhus fever at 53
  • 1661-11-29 Brian Walton, English clergyman and scholar (b. 1600)
  • 1662-02-13 Elisabeth Stuart, of James I of Scotland and England, dies at 65
  • 1662-04-14 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman (b. 1582)
  • 1662-05-23 John Gauden, English bishop and writer (b. 1605)
  • 1662-06-14 Henry Vane the Younger, English politician and Governor of Massachusetts (b. 1613)
  • 1662-09-03 William Lenthall, English politician (b. 1591)
  • 1662-09-22 John Biddle, English theologian (b. 1615)
  • 1665-11-17 John Earle, English bishop
  • 1666-06-30 Alexander Brome, English poet
  • 1666-10-29 Edmund Calamy the Elder, English Presbyterian leader (b. 1600)
  • 1666-10-29 James Shirley, English dramatist (b. 1596)
  • 1667-05-02 George Wither, English writer (b. 1588)
  • 1667-05-16 Thomas Wriothesley, 4th Earl of Southampton, English statesman (b. 1607)
  • 1667-07-28 Abraham Cowley, English poet (Mistress/Sex libri plantarum), dies
  • 1668-02-21 John Thurloe, English Puritan spy (b. 1616)