English History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 1,332

  • 1667-03-31 France & England sign anti-Dutch military accord
  • 1667-06-12 -13] Michiel de Ruyter destroys English fleet
  • 1667-06-21 Dutch Admiral Michiel de Ruyter occupies Sheerness, England
  • 1667-07-31 Peace of Breda: 2nd English war-Suriname vs New-Netherlands ends
  • 1667-10-18 English fleet plunders Suriname plantations
  • 1668-01-23 England, Netherlands & Sweden sign Triple Alliance against French
  • 1668-03-26 England takes control of Bombay, India

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1668-03-27 English king Charles II gives Bombay to East India Company

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1669-05-31 Citing poor eyesight, English civil servant Samuel Pepys records the last event in his famous diary

Diarist Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1669-07-21 John Locke's Constitution of English colony Carolina is approved

Philosopher John Locke
John Locke
  • 1670-06-01 English King Charles II & French King Louis XIV sign secret anti-Dutch treaty
  • 1670-12-31 France & England sign Boyne-treaty
  • 1671-04-22 King Charles II sits in on English parliament
  • 1672-06-07 Battle by Solebay: Dutch admiral M de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
  • 1673-03-29 English King Charles II accepts Test Act: Roman Catholics excluded from public functions

  • 1673-06-14 Battle at Schooneveld: Michiel de Ruyter beats French/English fleet
  • 1673-08-09 Dutch under Admiral Cornelis Evertsen de Jonge recapture NY from English; regained by English in 1674
  • 1673-08-21 Sea battle at Kijkduin: De Ruyter defeats English & French fleet
  • 1673-11-09 English King Charles II dismisses Earl of Shaftesbury
  • 1674-02-09 English reconquer NY from Netherlands
  • 1674-02-19 Netherlands & England sign Peace of Westminster (NYC becomes English)
  • 1674-11-10 Dutch formally cede New Netherlands (New York) to the English

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1675-03-04 John Flamsteed appointed 1st Astronomer Royal of England

1st Astronomer Royal John Flamsteed
1st Astronomer Royal
John Flamsteed
  • 1675-06-20 Abenaki, Massachusetts, Mohegan and Wampanoag Native Americans form anti-English front under Metacom
  • 1675-06-22 Royal Greenwich Observatory established in England by Charles II
  • 1675-11-22 English king Charles II adjourns Parliament
  • 1678-07-26 England and Netherlands signs treaty: sending ultimatum to France
  • 1678-07-30 English troops land in Flanders
  • 1678-11-30 Roman Catholics banned from English parliament
  • 1679-01-24 King Charles II disbands English parliament
  • 1679-05-27 Habeaus Corpus Act (strengthening person's right to challenge unlawful arrest & imprisonment) passes in England
  • 1679-10-23 Meal Tub Plot against James Duke of York (future James II of England)
  • 1679-11-15 English House of Commons accepts Exclusion Bill

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1681-03-04 English Quaker William Penn receives charter from Charles II, making him sole proprietor of colonial American territory Pennsylvania

English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania
William Penn
King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1682-08-26 English astronomer Edmond Halley first observes the comet named after him

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley

  • 1682-08-30 William Penn leaves England to sail to the New World
  • 1682-10-19 English Lord Shaftesbury flees to Holland
  • 1682-10-27 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is founded by Englishman William Penn
  • 1682-12-02 Anthony Ashley Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury flees to Amsterdam following the failure of his plots to prevent a Catholic succession should King Charles II die
  • 1683-06-06 The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, England, opens as the world's first university museum

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1683-06-12 Rye house plot against English King Charles II uncovered

English Politician John Trenchard
English Politician
John Trenchard
King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1683-11-01 The English crown colony of New York is subdivided into 12 counties.
  • 1683-12-25 English Whig leader Duke of Monmouth flees to Holland
  • 1684-10-23 Colony Massachusetts under authority of English crown mounted
  • 1685-02-06 Duke of York becomes King James II of England and VII of Scotland upon the death of his brother Charles II
  • 1686-04-04 English King James II publishes Declaration of Indulgence
  • 1687-04-04 King James II orders his declaration of indulgence read in English churches
  • 1687-07-02 King James II disbands English parliament

Book releaseHistoric Publication

1687-07-05 Isaac Newton's great work Principia published by Royal Society in England, outlining his laws of motion and universal gravitation

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1687-09-26 City council of Amsterdam votes to support William of Orange's invasion of England, which became the Glorious Revolution
  • 1688-11-11 Prince Willem III's invasion fleet sails to England
  • 1688-11-15 Prince Willem III's army lands at Torbay, England; the 'Glorious Revolution' commences
  • 1688-12-09 King James II's wife & son flee England for France
  • 1689-01-22 Lord Halifax becomes Speaker of English House of Lords
  • 1689-01-28 English parliament resolves that the throne is vacant

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1689-02-14 English parliament places Mary Stuart and Prince William III on the throne

King of England William III
King of England
William III
  • 1689-02-23 Dutch prince William III proclaimed King of England
  • 1689-03-09 Thomas Shadwell appointed second English Poet Laureate by William and Mary after John Dryden refuses to swear The Oath allegiance
  • 1689-03-12 Former English King James II lands in Ireland
  • 1689-04-20 The former King James II of England, now deposed, lays siege to Derry
  • 1689-04-21 William III & Mary Stuart proclaimed King & Queen of England
  • 1689-05-09 English King William III declares war on France
  • 1689-05-11 Battle of Bantry Bay, French & English naval battle
  • 1689-05-12 England & Netherlands form League of Augsburg
  • 1689-05-24 English Parliament guarantees freedom of religion for Protestants
  • 1689-08-25 Battle at Charleroi: Spanish & English armies chase French
  • 1689-12-16 English Parliament passes Bill of Rights establishing limits on crown powers and requirement for regular elections
  • 1690-05-11 English troops of W Phips conquer Port Royal, Nova Scotia
  • 1690-05-20 England passes Act of Grace, forgiving followers of James II
  • 1690-06-11 English king William III departs to Ireland
  • 1690-06-30 Battle of Beachy Head: French under Tourville beat Dutch/English fleet
  • 1690-07-12 Battle of Boyne: in Ireland, Protestant King William III defeats English Catholic King James II
  • 1690-09-06 King Wiliam III escapes back to England
  • 1690-10-07 English attack Quebec under Louis de Buade
  • 1690-12-23 English astronomer John Flamsteed observes Uranus without realizing it's undiscovered
  • 1691-01-18 English King William III travels to The Hague
  • 1691-02-17 Thomas Neale granted English patent for American postal service
  • 1691-07-22 Battle at Aghrim: English/Dutch army beats France
  • 1691-10-03 English & Dutch army occupies Limerick Ireland
  • 1692-05-29 Battle at La Hogue: English and Dutch fleet beat France
  • 1692-07-24 French defeat William III of England at Steinkirk (Enghein)
  • 1692-08-03 Battle at Steenkerke: French beat English/Dutch army
  • 1692-12-23 Nahum Tate is appointed the third Poet Laureate by English monarchs William and Mary
  • 1693-07-04 Battle at Boussu-lez-Walcourt: French-English vs Dutch army
  • 1694-06-07 English invasion army under Thomas Tollemache reaches Brest
  • 1694-06-08 English troops attack Brest (300 killed)
  • 1694-07-27 Bank of England granted 12 year charter by Act of Parliament
  • 1694-12-03 English parliamentary election set for every 3 years
  • 1695-05-12 English King William III departs to Netherlands
  • 1695-08-11 English & Dutch fleet capture Dunkerk
  • 1695-09-01 Dutch/English army under king Willem III occupies Names
  • 1695-09-01 French garrison of castle Namur surrenders to the army of the Grand Alliance under the command of King William III of England
  • 1695-10-10 King Willem III escapes South Netherlands, back to England
  • 1695-12-31 A window tax is imposed in England, causing many shopkeepers to brick up their windows to avoid the tax.
  • 1696-02-27 English/Welsh nobles lay down Oath of Association
  • 1696-02-29 English ex-premier Earl Danby accused of corruption
  • 1696-03-07 English King William III departs Netherlands
  • 1697-05-24 English King William III travels through northern Europe
  • 1697-10-30 Germany signs French/English/Spanish/Dutch/Brandenburgs peace treaty ending Nine Year War

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 4,663

  • 1720-03-09 Philip Yorke, 2nd Earl of Hardwicke, English politician (d. 1790)
  • 1720-07-18 Gilbert White, English naturalist (Natural History and Antiquities of Selborn), born in Selborne, Hampshire (d. 1793)
  • 1720-08-18 Laurence Shirley, 4th Earl Ferrers, English murderer (d. 1760)
  • 1720-08-30 Samuel Whitbread, English brewer and Member of Parliament, born in Cardington, Bedfordshire (d. 1796)

Person of interestBonnie Prince Charlie

1720-12-31 Bonnie Prince Charlie [Charles Edward Stuart], English pretender to throne (Jacobite rebellion), born in Palazzo Muti, Rome, Papal States (d. 1788)

Pretender to the British throne Bonnie Prince Charlie
Pretender to the British throne
Bonnie Prince Charlie
  • 1721-04-14 William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, English army leader, born in London (d. 1765)
  • 1721-08-04 Granville Leveson-Gower, 1st Marquess of Stafford, English politician (d. 1803)
  • 1721-11-09 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician, born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1770)
  • 1721-12-25 William Collins, Chichester England, (Mayor-Chichester)/poet
  • 1722-04-11 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols), born in Shipbourne, England (d. 1771)
  • 1722-07-16 Joseph Wilton, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey), born in London (d. 1803)
  • 1722-08-11 Richard Brocklesby, English physician (d. 1797)
  • 1722-11-05 William Byron, 5th Baron Byron, English nobleman and politician, born in Clayton, Lancashire, England (d. 1798)
  • 1723-02-24 John Burgoyne, British general (surrendered at Saratoga during the American Revolutionary War), born in Sutton, England (d. 1792)
  • 1723-04-14 John Wainwright, English composer and organist (d. 1768)
  • 1723-06-20 Theophilus Lindsey, English theologian and clergyman, born in Middlewich, Cheshire (d. 1808)

Person of interestWilliam Blackstone

1723-07-10 William Blackstone, English jurist (Blackstone's Commentaries), born in London, England (d. 1780)

  • 1723-07-16 Joshua Reynolds, English portrait painter (Simplicity), born in Plympton, Devon, England (d. 1792)
  • 1724-01-24 Frances Brooke, English writer (d. 1789)
  • 1724-08-25 George Stubbs, British animal painter (Horse Frightened by Lion), born in Liverpool (d. 1806)
  • 1724-10-31 Christopher Anstey, English poet (The New Bath Guide), born in Brinkley, England (d. 1805)

Person of interestSamuel Hood

1724-12-12 Samuel Hood, 1st Viscount Hood, British admiral in the American Revolutionary War and the French Revolutionary Wars, born in Butleigh, England (d. 1816)

British Admiral Samuel Hood
British Admiral
Samuel Hood
  • 1725-02-04 Dru Drury, English entomologist (d. 1804)
  • 1725-03-28 Andrew Kippis, English non-conformist clergyman and biographer, born in Nottingham (d. 1795)
  • 1725-07-24 John Newton, English cleric and hymnist, born in Wapping, London (d. 1807)
  • 1725-08-29 Charles Townshend, English politician, 3rd Viscount of Townshend, born in Raynham Hall, Norfolk (d. 1767)
  • 1725-09-29 Robert Clive, English explorer and founder (British empire in India), born in Styche, England (d. 1773)
  • 1725-10-17 John Wilkes, English radical, journalist (The North Briton) and politician, born in London (d. 1797)
  • 1726-04-12 Charles Burney, English music historian, born in Shrewsbury, England (d. 1814)
  • 1726-05-20 Francis Cotes, English painter (d. 1770)
  • 1726-07-20 William Jones, English composer and curate, born in Lowick (d. 1800)
  • 1726-10-14 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician, born in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland (d. 1813)

Person of interestJames Wolfe

1727-01-02 James Wolfe, British Army officer who defeated the French in Canada and captured Quebec, born in Westerham, England (d. 1759)

British Army Officer James Wolfe
British Army Officer
James Wolfe
  • 1727-05-14 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), baptized

Person of interestHoratio Gates

1727-07-26 Horatio Gates, British-American soldier (general of the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), born in Maldon, England (d. 1806)

Military Leader Horatio Gates
Military Leader
Horatio Gates
  • 1728-02-29 Robert Bage, English writer (Criticism by Peter Faulkner)
  • 1728-04-23 Samuel Wallis, English explorer (Wallis Island), born in Camelford, Cornwall (d. 1795)

Person of interestJames Cook

1728-10-27 James Cook, British explorer, navigator and cartographer who was the first European to explore much of Australia, the Pacific Islands and New Zealand, born in Marton, Yorkshire, England (d. 1779)

Explorer James Cook
James Cook
  • 1729-04-13 Thomas Percy, English literary and bishop of Dromore, born in Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England (d. 1811)
  • 1729-05-25 Jean de Neufville, Dutch-American merchant (started 4th English war), born in Amsterdam (d. 1796)

Person of interestWilliam Howe

1729-08-10 William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe, British Military Leader (commander of British forces in the American Revolutionary War), born in England (d. 1814)

Military Leader William Howe
Military Leader
William Howe
  • 1730-01-15 John Malchair, German-born English artist, violinist and composer, born in Cologne (d. 1812)
  • 1730-03-27 Thomas Tyrwhitt, English classical scholar and critic, born in London (d. 1786)

Person of interestCharles Watson-Wentworth

1730-05-13 Charles Watson-Wentworth, 2nd Marquis of Rockingham, British Prime Minister (Whig: 1765-66, 1782), born in Wentworth, Yorkshire, England (d. 1782)

British Prime Minister Charles Watson-Wentworth
British Prime Minister
Charles Watson-Wentworth
  • 1730-05-29 William Jackson [Jackson of Exeter], English composer and organist, born in Exeter, England (d. 1803)
  • 1730-07-12 Josiah Wedgwood, English pottery designer and manufacturer (Wedgwood), born in Burslem, Staffordshire, England (d. 1795)
  • 1730-12-08 Jan Ingenhousz, Dutch-English physiologist (discovering photosynthesis) and personal physician of Maria Theresa, born in Breda, Staats-Brabant, Dutch Republic (d. 1799)
  • 1730-12-14 Capel Bond, English composer, born in Gloucester (d. 1790)
  • 1731-10-10 Henry Cavendish, England, physicist and chemist (discovered hydrogen), born in Nice (d. 1810)
  • 1731-11-26 William Cowper, English pre-romantic poet (His Task), born in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England (d. 1800)
  • 1731-12-12 Erasmus Darwin, influential English physician, poet, philosopher, and botanist (grandfather of Charles Darwin), born in Newark-on-Trent, England (d. 1807)
  • 1732-12-06 Warren Hastings, 1st governor-general of India (1773-84), born in Churchill, Oxfordshire (d. 1818)

Person of interestRichard Arkwright

1732-12-23 Richard Arkwright, English industrialist and inventor (created the spinning frame), born in Preston, England (d. 1792)

Industrialist and Inventor Richard Arkwright
Industrialist and Inventor
Richard Arkwright
  • 1733-01-17 Thomas Linley the elder, English composer and tenor, born in Badminton, Gloucestershire (d. 1795)

Person of interestJoseph Priestley

1733-03-24 Joseph Priestley, English chemist, theologian and author who discovered oxygen and carbonated water, born in Birstall, England (1804)

Chemist, Theologian and Author Joseph Priestley
Chemist, Theologian and Author
Joseph Priestley
  • 1733-07-27 Jeremiah Dixon, English surveyor and astronomer, born in Cockfield, County Durham, England (d. 1779)
  • 1734-10-07 Ralph Abercromby, English army commander (Dutch Guyana)
  • 1735-05-08 Sir Nathaniel Dance-Holland, English painter, born in London (d. 1811)
  • 1735-09-05 Johann Christian Bach (English Bach), German composer, 11th son of Johann Sebastian Bach, born in Leipzig, Germany (d. 1782)
  • 1735-09-14 Robert Raikes, British philanthropist and Sunday school pioneer, born in Gloucester, England (d. 1811)

Person of interestAugustus FitzRoy

1735-09-28 Augustus FitzRoy, 3rd Duke of Grafton, British Prime Minister (1768-70), born in Derbyshire, England (d. 1811)

British Prime Minister Augustus FitzRoy
British Prime Minister
Augustus FitzRoy
  • 1735-11-10 Granville Sharp, English abolitionist, born in Durham, England (d. 1813)

Person of interestAnn Lee

1736-02-29 Ann Lee, American Founder of the Shakers, born in Manchester, England (d. 1784)

Founder of the Shakers Ann Lee
Founder of the Shakers
Ann Lee

Person of interestThomas Paine

1737-01-29 Thomas Paine, English-American political essayist (Common Sense, Age of Reason), born in Thetford, England (d. 1809)

Voice of the American Revolution Thomas Paine
Voice of the American Revolution
Thomas Paine

Person of interestEdward Gibbon

1737-05-08 Edward Gibbon, English historian (The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire), born in Putney, England (d. 1794)

Historian Edward Gibbon
Edward Gibbon
  • 1737-07-31 Princess Augusta Frederica of Great Britain, born in London, England (d. 1813)
  • 1737-08-11 Joseph Nollekins, sculptor, born in London, England

Person of interestWilliam Cavendish-Bentinck

1738-04-14 William Cavendish-Bentinck, British 3rd Duke of Portland, Whig Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (1783, 1807-09), born in Nottinghamshire, (d. 1809)

British Prime Minister William Cavendish-Bentinck
British Prime Minister
William Cavendish-Bentinck

Person of interestGeorge III

1738-06-04 George III, King of Great Britain (1760-1820), born in London, England

King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover George III
King of Great Britain, Ireland and Hanover
George III
  • 1740-11-04 Augustus Montague Toplady, English hymn writer (Rock of Ages), born in Farnham, Surrey, England (d. 1778)
  • 1740-11-24 John Bacon, English sculptor
  • 1742-01-08 Philip Astley, English 'Father of the Modern Circus', born in Newcastle-under-Lyme, England (d. 1814)
  • 1742-11-05 Richard Cosway, English portrait painter, born in Tiverton, England (d. 1821)

Person of interestJoseph Banks

1743-02-13 Joseph Banks, English botanist and naturalist who accompanied James Cook on board the Endeavour, born in London (d. 1820)

Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • 1743-04-24 Edmund Cartwright, English inventor (power loom), born in Marnham, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1823)
  • 1744-10-27 Mary Moser, English painter (Flowers Still Life), born in London (d. 1819)
  • 1745-01-23 William Jessop, English canal engineer, born in Plymouth, United Kingdom (d. 1814)
  • 1745-02-20 Henry James Pye, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1790-1813), born in London (d. 1813)
  • 1746-01-11 William Curtis, English botanist/publisher (Botanical Magazine)
  • 1746-06-03 James Hook, English composer, born in Norwich (d. 1827)
  • 1746-09-28 William Jones, British orientalist and jurist, born in London (d. 1794)
  • 1747-01-15 John Aikin, English doctor and writer, born in Kibworth Harcourt, United Kingdom (d. 1822)
  • 1748-02-15 Jeremy Bentham, English philosopher/originator (Utilitarian), born in London, England
  • 1748-09-17 Robert Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d.1782)

Person of interestEdward Jenner

1749-05-17 Edward Jenner, English physician, father of immunology, pioneered smallpox vaccinations, born in Berkeley (d. 1823)

Physician and Scientist Edward Jenner
Physician and Scientist
Edward Jenner
  • 1751-12-10 George Shaw, English botanist and zoologist, born in Bierton, Buckinghamshire (d. 1813)
  • 1752-06-13 Fanny Burney, English novelist (Camille, Evelina), born in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, England (d. 1840)
  • 1752-11-20 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Christabel), born in Bristol, England (d. 1770)
  • 1753-07-04 Jean-Pierre Blanchard, French ballonist (1st balloon flights in England and U.S.), born in Les Andelys, France (d. 1809)
  • 1753-08-03 Charles Stanhope, 3rd earl Stanhope, English radical politician and scientist, born in London (d. 1816)
  • 1753-08-12 Thomas Bewick, England, artist (British Birds, Aesop's Fables)
  • 1753-09-10 John Soane, English architect (Bank of England, Soane Museum), born in Goring-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1837)
  • 1753-12-03 Samuel Crompton, English inventor (mule-jenny spinning machine), born in 10 Firwood Fold, Bolton, Lancashire, England (d. 1827)
  • 1754-08-21 Banastre Tarleton, British soldier and politician (Waxhaws Massacre), born in Liverpool, England (d. 1833)
  • 1754-12-24 George Crabbe, English poet (Everlasting Mercy), born in Aldeburgh, England (d. 1832)
  • 1755-01-07 Stephen Groombridge, Goudhurst Kent, English Astronomer (Catalogue of Circumpolar Stars)
  • 1755-04-11 James Parkinson, English physician (First description of Parkinson's disease) and political activist, born in Shoreditch, London (d. 1824)
  • 1755-07-05 Sarah Kemble Siddons, English tragic actress (Fatal Marriage), born in Brecon, Wales (d. 1831)
  • 1755-07-06 John Flaxman, English sculptor (Westminster Abbey tomb stones)
  • 1756-03-05 Thomas Linley the younger, English composer and musician "English Mozart" (d. 1778)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 501 - 600 of 2,342

  • 1668-11-17 Joseph Alleine, English preacher (b. 1634)
  • 1668-12-22 Stephen Day, English-born colonial printer (The Psalms in Meter - 1st book printed in American colonies), dies at about 58
  • 1669-03-10 John Denham, English poet (b. 1615)
  • 1669-09-10 Henrietta Maria, French-born daughter of Henry IV of France and queen of Charles I of England (b. 1609)
  • 1669-10-24 William Prynne, English Puritan leader (b. 1600)
  • 1669-12-16 Nathaniel Fiennes, English politician (b. circa 1608)
  • 1670-01-03 George Monck, English general, dies at 61
  • 1670-06-30 Henrietta Anne Stuart, Princess of England, Scotland, and Ireland (b. 1644)
  • 1670-12-16 Dorothy, 1st English marquis of Halifax, dies
  • 1671-03-31 Anne Hyde, wife of James II of England (b. 1637)
  • 1671-07-14 Méric Casaubon, French-English classical scholar, dies at 71
  • 1671-10-26 Sir John Gell, 1st Baronet, English politician (b. 1593)
  • 1671-11-12 Thomas, 3rd baron Fairfax of Cameron, English general, dies at 59
  • 1672-01-15 John Cosin, English clergyman, dies at 77
  • 1672-02-19 Charles Chauncy, American clergyman and President of Harvard College (1654-72), dies at 79
  • 1672-05-05 Samuel Cooper, English painter (b. 1609)
  • 1672-05-11 Charles Seton, 2nd Earl of Dunfermline, Scottish peer, dies at 57
  • 1672-05-28 Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, English soldier, admiral and patron of Samuel Pepys, killed at the Battle of Solebay at 46
  • 1672-05-28 John Trevor, English politician (b. 1626)
  • 1672-06-27 Roger Twysden, English antiquarian and royalist, dies at 74
  • 1672-07-03 Francis Willughby, English ornithologist and ichthyologist, dies at 36
  • 1672-10-24 John Webb, English architect (b. 1611)
  • 1672-11-19 John Wilkins, English Bishop of Chester (b. 1614)
  • 1672-12-07 Richard Bellingham, English-born Massachusetts colonial magistrate (b. 1592)
  • 1673-10-17 Thomas Clifford, English statesman (1st Baron Clifford of Chudleigh), dies at 43
  • 1673-12-15 Margaret Cavendish, English poet, playwright and philosopher (early science fiction work The Blazing World), dies at about 50
  • 1673-12-31 Oliver St John, English statesman and judge
  • 1674-02-22 John Wilson, English composer, dies at 78
  • 1674-04-18 John Graunt, English statistician & founder of science of demography, dies at 53
  • 1674-09-27 Thomas Traherne, English poet and mystic (Roman Forgeries), dies
  • 1674-10-15 Robert Herrick, English poet ('Gather ye rosebuds while ye may'), dies at 83

Person of interestJohn Milton

1674-11-08 John Milton, English poet and puritan (Paradise Lost), dies at 65

  • 1674-12-09 Edward Hyde 1st earl of Clarendon, English PM (1660-67), dies at 65
  • 1675-04-12 Richard Bennett, English Colonial Governor of Virginia, dies at 65
  • 1675-07-28 Bulstrode Whitelocke, English lawyer (b. 1605)
  • 1675-10-26 William Sprague, English co-founder of Charlestown, Massachusetts (b. 1609)
  • 1675-11-11 Thomas Willis, English Physician (epidemiology, anatomy of the brain and nervous system), dies at 54
  • 1675-11-28 Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English Civil War soldier (c. 1608)
  • 1675-12-05 John Lightfoot, English theologist and scholar (Horae Hebraicae), dies at 73
  • 1676-09-10 Gerrard Winstanley, English religious reformer (b. 1609)
  • 1676-12-25 Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice of England (b. 1609)
  • 1676-12-25 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, English aristocrat and Royalist general in the English Civil War, dies at 83
  • 1677-05-04 Isaac Barrow, English mathematician (b. 1630)
  • 1677-05-20 George Digby, 2nd Earl of Bristol, English statesman (b. 1612)
  • 1677-09-11 James Harrington, English political philosopher (b. 1611)
  • 1678-08-16 Andrew Marvell, English poet (Definition of Love), overdoses at 57
  • 1678-08-28 John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, English soldier (b. 1602)
  • 1678-10-12 Edmund Berry Godfrey, English magistrate (b. 1621)
  • 1679-05-03 James Sharp, English archbishop (assassinated) (b. 1613)
  • 1679-07-11 William Chamberlayne, English poet (b. 1619)
  • 1679-08-06 John Snell, British royalist, dies at 49 or 50
  • 1679-10-12 William Gurnall, English writer (b. 1617)

Person of interestThomas Hobbes

1679-12-04 Thomas Hobbes, English philosopher (Leviathan), dies of a stroke at 91

Philosopher Thomas Hobbes
Thomas Hobbes
  • 1680-02-17 Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles, English statesman and writer, dies at 81
  • 1680-08-20 William Bedloe, English fraudster and Popish Plot informer, dies at 30
  • 1680-09-09 Henry Marten, English regicide (b. 1602)
  • 1680-09-11 Roger Crab, English Puritan political writer (b. 1621)
  • 1680-12-08 Henry Pierrepont, 1st Marquess of Dorchester, English politician (b. 1606)
  • 1681-01-28 Richard Allestree, English royalist churchman (b. 1619)
  • 1681-04-09 Alfonso Marsh, English composer and lutenist, dies at 54
  • 1681-06-09 William Lilly, English astrologer, dies at 79
  • 1681-07-25 Urian Oakes, English-born President of Harvard University (b. 1631)
  • 1681-12-22 Richard Alleine, English Puritan clergyman (b. 1611)
  • 1682-10-19 Thomas Browne, English philosopher and writer (Garden of Cyrus), dies at 77
  • 1682-11-29 Prince Rupert of the Rhine, German soldier, Commander in the English Civil War and first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, dies at 62
  • 1683-01-15 Philip Warwick, English writer and politician (b. 1609)
  • 1683-03-19 Thomas Killigrew, English dramatist (b. 1612)
  • 1683-07-13 Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex, English statesman (b. 1631)
  • 1683-07-21 Lord William Russell, English politician and plotter against Charles II, beheaded at 43
  • 1683-08-18 Charles Hart, British Shakespearean actor, dies
  • 1683-08-24 John Owen, English non-conformist theologian (b. 1616)
  • 1683-09-09 Algernon Sidney, English Whig politician/plotter, beheaded
  • 1683-12-07 John Oldham, English satirical poet, dies of smallpox at 30
  • 1683-12-15 Izaak Walton, English biographer and author (The Compleat Angler), dies at 90
  • 1684-04-05 William Brouncker, English mathematician (Brouncker's formula) and the 1st President of the Royal Society, dies at around 64

Person of interestRoger Williams

1684-04-19 Roger Williams, English theologian and colonist, dies at 80

Theologian and Colonist Roger Williams
Theologian and Colonist
Roger Williams
  • 1684-05-04 John Nevison, English highwayman (b. 1639)
  • 1684-07-06 Peter Gunning, English royalist churchman (b. 1614)
  • 1685-01-02 Harbottle Grimston, English politician, dies at 82

Person of interestCharles II

1685-02-06 Charles II, King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1660-85), dies at 54

King of England Charles II
King of England
Charles II
  • 1685-02-24 Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Carlisle, English politician and military leader (b. 1629)
  • 1685-07-28 Henry Bennet, 1st Earl of Arlington, English statesman (b. 1618)
  • 1685-12-12 John Pell, English mathematician (b. 1610)
  • 1686-02-10 William Dugdale, English antiquarian and Garter King of Arms (1677-86), dies at 80
  • 1686-04-06 Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Anglesey, English royalist statesman, dies at 71
  • 1686-06-23 William Coventry, English statesman
  • 1686-07-10 John Fell, English churchman (b. 1625)
  • 1686-07-16 John Pearson, English theologian (b. 1612)
  • 1686-10-26 John Egerton, 2nd Earl of Bridgewater, English politician, dies at 63
  • 1687-09-01 Henry More, English philosopher (b. 1614)
  • 1687-10-21 Edmund Waller, English poet/plotter (Waller's plot), dies
  • 1687-11-14 Eleanor "Nell" Gwyn, English mistress of King Charles II of England, dies from apoplexy at 37
  • 1687-12-16 William Petty, English political economist and statistician (Treatise of Taxes and Contributions), dies at 64
  • 1688-07-21 James Butler, 1st Duke of Ormonde, English statesman and soldier (b. 1610)
  • 1688-10-06 Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle, English statesman, dies at 35
  • 1689-01-06 Seth Ward, English mathematician and astronomer (b. 1617)
  • 1689-03-18 John Dixwell, English judge (b. 1607)
  • 1689-04-16 Aphra Behn, English dramatist and novelist, dies at 48
  • 1689-07-08 Edward Wooster, English Connecticut pioneer (b. 1622)
  • 1689-12-29 Thomas Sydenham, English physician and author of "Observationes Medicae", dies at 65