English History (Part 5)

Historical Events

Events 401 - 500 of 1,332


Event of interestEvent of Interest

1647-06-04 English Parliamentary army under Cornet George Joyce takes King Charles I as a prisoner during Second Civil War

King of England Charles I
King of England
Charles I
  • 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 Rump Parliament making England a republic for the next 11 years
  • 1649-06-01 Russian Tsar Alexis throws English merchants out of Moscow

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1650-09-03 Battle of Dunbar; Oliver Cromwell's English New Model Army defeats Scottish force in surprise attack

English Military and Political Leader Oliver Cromwell
English Military and Political Leader
Oliver Cromwell
  • 1650-09-29 Henry Robinson opens 1st marriage bureau (England)
  • 1651-09-03 Battle of Worcester: Oliver Cromwell's New Model army destroys English royalist force of mainly Scots in last battle of English Civil War

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 the 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 beat 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 of the Dunes: English and French forces defeat the Spanish near Dunkirk during Franco-Spanish War
  • 1658-06-25 Spanish garrison at Dunkirk surrenders to French and 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 and France sign Treaty of The Hague
  • 1659-10-12 English "Rump" Parliament dismisses John Lambert and other Parliamentary 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 and Catharina of Portugal
  • 1661-07-03 Portugal gives Tangier and 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 and Portuguese armies 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
  • 1665-06-13 Battle of Lowestoft, off Suffolk, England: English fleet beats Dutch
  • 1665-06-17 Battle of Viciosa (Monte Claros): English & Portuguese army beat Spain
  • 1665-08-12 English fleet beat Dutch fleet
  • 1666-01-26 France declares war on England & Munster
  • 1666-06-04 Battle at Dunkirk: English vs Dutch fleet
  • 1666-08-04 Sea battle between Netherlands and England
  • 1666-08-05 English fleet beats Dutch under Michiel de Ruyter
  • 1667-02-28 English colony Suriname comes under Dutch controls

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 401 - 500 of 4,663

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

Person of interestAlexander Pope

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", Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland after the death of his father James II, born in St James's Palace, London, Kingdom of England (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), born in Mackworth, Derbyshire, England (d. 1761)
  • 1690-02-03 Richard Rawlinson, English minister (d. 1755)
  • 1690-04-22 John Carteret, 2nd Earl Granville (C) and English chief minister (1722-42), born in Westminster, Middlesex, England (d. 1763)
  • 1690-10-29 Martin Folkes, English antiquarian and mathematician, born in Westminster, London (d. 1754)
  • 1690-12-01 Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England, born in Dover, Kent (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 (Speaker of the House of Commons 1728-61), born in Kensington, London (d. 1768)
  • 1692-02-29 Edward Cave, English printer (Gentlemen's Magazine)
  • 1692-02-29 John Byrom, English poet and the inventor of shorthand, born in Manchester, England (d. 1763)
  • 1692-08-03 John Henley, English clergyman, born in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England (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 and ornithologist (father of British ornithology), born in Stratford, Essex, England (d. 1773)
  • 1694-04-25 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English architect, born in London (d. 1753)

Person of interestHenry Pelham

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, British soldier, politician, philanthropist, and founder of the colony of Georgia, born in Godalming, Surrey, England (d. 1758)
  • 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 writer & Bishop of Gloucester, born in Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom (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, English Nonconformist clergyman, born in London (d. 1751)

Person of interestJohn Wesley

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, born in Exeter, Devon, England (d. 1766)
  • 1704-06-04 Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer, born in Lincolnshire, England (d. 1776)
  • 1704-06-22 John Taylor, English classical scholar (d. 1766)
  • 1704-07-16 John Kay, English inventor (developed the flying shuttle), born in Lancashire, England (d. around 1779)
  • 1705-04-12 William Cookworthy, English chemist, born in Kingsbridge, Devon (d. 1780)
  • 1705-07-23 Francis Blomefield, English topographer (History of Norfolk), born in Fersfield, Norfolk (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, English corrupt politician (Chiswick), born in Kensington, London (d. 1774)
  • 1705-11-23 Thomas Birch, English historian (d. 1766)
  • 1706-01-28 John Baskerville, English printer (typeface inventor)
  • 1707-02-01 Frederick Louis, English prince of Wales and son of George II, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1751)
  • 1707-04-22 Henry Fielding, English novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones), born in Sharpham, Somerset, England (d. 1754)
  • 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 Dionysius Ehret, German-English botanist & cartoonist, born in Heidelberg, Germany (d. 1770)

Person of interestWilliam Pitt the Elder

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)

Person of interestSamuel Johnson

1709-09-18 Samuel Johnson, English scholar and lexicographer (A Dictionary of the English Language), born in Lichfield Staffordshire (d. 1784)

Scholar and Lexicographer Samuel Johnson
Scholar and Lexicographer
Samuel Johnson
  • 1710-05-16 William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, English politician (d. 1782)
  • 1710-08-20 Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), born in Sutton Cheney, Leicestershire (d. 1761)
  • 1710-10-24 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer, born in Northampton, England (d. 1773)
  • 1710-11-08 Sarah Fielding, English writer (The Adventures of David Simple), born in East Stour, England (d. 1768)
  • 1711-09-11 William Boyce, English organist/composer (Cathedral Music), born in London (d. 1779) baptized date
  • 1711-09-26 Richard Grenville-Temple, 2nd Earl Temple, English politician, born in London (d. 1779)
  • 1712-01-17 John Stanley, English blind composer and organist, born in London (d. 1786)
  • 1712-03-08 John Fothergill, English physician, born in Wensleydale, England (d. 1780)
  • 1712-03-22 Edward Moore, English dramatist (The Gamester) (d. 1757)

Person of interestGeorge Grenville

1712-10-14 George Grenville, British Prime Minister (1763-65) who introduced the Stamp Act (1st international tax 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, born in Congleton, Cheshire, England (d. 1788)
  • 1713-05-25 John Stuart, 3rd earl of Bute, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1760-63), born in Parliament Square, Edinburgh, Midlothian (d. 1792)
  • 1713-06-11 Edward Capell, English critic, born in Troston Hall, Suffolk, England (d. 1781)
  • 1714-01-06 Percivall Pott, English physician, born in London, United Kingdom (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 interestGeorge Whitefield

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, born in London (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, born in Mickleton, Gloucestershire (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, born in Shrewsbury, England (d. 1783)
  • 1717-09-24 Horace Walpole, British horror writer (Castle of Otranto), born in London (d. 1797)
  • 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, born in Totnes, Devon (d. 1783)
  • 1718-05-17 Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness, English diplomat and politician (d. 1778)
  • 1718-06-05 Thomas Chippendale, English furniture maker, baptized in Otley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1779)
  • 1718-07-31 John Canton, English physicist, born in Stroud, Gloucestershire, England (d. 1772)
  • 1718-11-13 John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, British statesman who claimed to have invented the sandwich, born in Chiswick, England (d. 1792)
  • 1719-01-23 John Landen, English mathematician, born in England, United Kingdom (d. 1790)
  • 1719-03-30 John Hawkins, England, wrote 1st history of music
  • 1720-01-13 Richard Hurd, English bishop and writer (d. 1808)
  • 1720-01-27 Samuel Foote, British actor, dramatist and theatre manager (Mirror), born in Truro, Cornwall (d. 1777)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 401 - 500 of 2,342

  • 1632-06-22 James Whitelocke, English judge and politician (House of Common 1610-22), dies at 61
  • 1632-08-25 Thomas Dekker, English dramatist (b. ca. 1572)
  • 1632-11-27 John Eliot, English parliament leader, 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 and politician (defended common law), dies at 82
  • 1635-03-27 Robert Naunton, English politician (b. 1563)
  • 1636-04-18 Julius Caesar, English lawyer & judge, dies at 78

Person of interestBen Jonson

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, dies at 55
  • 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, dies at 64
  • 1641-05-12 Thomas Wentworth, 1st earl of Strafford and 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 at 52
  • 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, British 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, dies at 63
  • 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 at 58
  • 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 at 75
  • 1649-09-15 John Floyd, English Jesuit preacher (b. 1572)
  • 1650-04-18 Simonds d'Ewes, English antiquarian, dies at 47
  • 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 general and 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, dies at 69
  • 1656-09-08 Joseph Hall, English bishop and writer (Virgidemiarum: Six Books), dies at 82
  • 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 interestOliver Cromwell

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)
  • 1660-12-24 Mary [Maria Henrietta], English Princess Royal, Princess of Orange, wife of Willem II, dies of smallpox at 29 [NS]
  • 1661-03-01 Richard Zouch, English jurist, dies at 71
  • 1661-04-07 William Brereton, 1st Baronet, English soldier and politician, dies at 56
  • 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, Electress of the Palatinate, "The Winter Queen" of Bohemia and daughter of James VI and I of England and Scotland, dies at 65
  • 1662-04-14 William Fiennes, 1st Viscount Saye and Sele, English statesman, dies at 79
  • 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 (Abuses Stript and Whipt), dies at 78
  • 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)
  • 1668-04-07 William Davenant, English poet (b. 1606)
  • 1668-09-19 William Waller, English soldier