English History (Part 6)

Historical Events

Events 501 - 600 of 1,326

  • 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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Appointment of Interest

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

  • 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 Habeas Corpus Act passes in England, strengthening a person's right to challenge unlawful arrest and imprisonment
  • 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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • 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

Historic Publication

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

  • 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's War
  • 1697-11-10 English parliament accept army reduction
  • 1698-01-04 Most of the Palace of Whitehall in London, the main residence of the English monarchs, is destroyed by fire

Historic Event

1698-01-07 Russian Tsar Peter the Great departs Netherlands for England

  • 1698-10-11 France, England & Netherlands ratified the First Partition Treaty, which eventually led to the War of the Spanish Succession

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 501 - 600 of 4,621

  • 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)

Bonnie 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)

  • 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)

William 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)

Samuel 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)

  • 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)

John Wilkes

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, British composer and clergyman, born in Lowick, England (d. 1800)
  • 1726-10-14 Charles Middleton, 1st Baron Barham, English sailor and politician, born in Leith, Midlothian, Scotland (d. 1813)

James Wolfe

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

  • 1727-05-14 Thomas Gainsborough, English painter (Blue Boy), baptized

Horatio Gates

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

  • 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)

James 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)

  • 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)

William 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)

  • 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)

Charles 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)

  • 1730-05-29 William Jackson [Jackson of Exeter], English composer and organist, born in Exeter, England (d. 1803)

Josiah Wedgwood

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)

Richard Arkwright

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

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

Joseph Priestley

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

  • 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)

Augustus FitzRoy

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

  • 1735-11-10 Granville Sharp, English abolitionist, born in Durham, England (d. 1813)

Ann Lee

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

Thomas Paine

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

Edward 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)

  • 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

William 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)

George III

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

  • 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)

Joseph Banks

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

  • 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 (Indo-European languages), 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)

Edward Jenner

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

  • 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, English Astronomer (Catalogue of Circumpolar Stars), born in Goudhurst, Kent (d. 1832)
  • 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 2,332

  • 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 (1st to translate Marcus Aurelius into English), 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

John 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)
  • 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 (Christian Astrology), 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
  • 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

Charles II

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

  • 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, British mathematician and diplomat, dies at 74
  • 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
  • 1690-02-07 William Morice, English royalist statesman