English History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 1,344

  • 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
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Russian Tsar Peter the Great
Russian Tsar
Peter the Great
  • 1698-10-11 France, England & Netherlands ratified the First Partition Treaty, which eventually led to the War of the Spanish Succession
  • 1699-06-11 England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination Treaty of Spain
  • 1700-01-01 Protestant Western Europe (except England) begins using the Gregorian calendar
  • 1700-08-18 Swedish, English & Dutch army lands on Seeland, Denmark
  • 1701-06-12 Act of Settlement gives English crown to Sophia, Princess of Hanover
  • 1701-09-07 Germany, England & Netherlands sign anti-French covenant

  • 1701-09-16 James Francis Edward Stuart, sometimes called the "Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland on the death of his father James II
  • 1702-03-08 Queen Anne becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland upon death of King William III
  • 1702-03-11 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
  • 1702-03-19 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland following the death of William III [O.S. 8 March]
  • 1702-03-21 Queen Anne addresses English parliament
  • 1702-05-14 England & Netherlands declare war on France & Spain
  • 1702-08-19 -24] Battle at Santa Marta Venz: English fleet beat French
  • 1702-10-13 Dutch and English troops occupy Liège
  • 1702-10-23 Battle of Bay of Vigo: Dutch & English fleet destroy & occupy Spanish silver fleet & French squadron
  • 1703-05-02 Portugal signs treaty with England to become a Great Covenant
  • 1703-05-18 Dutch & English troops occupy Cologne
  • 1703-09-12 English army under arch duke Charles of Austria lands in Portugal
  • 1703-12-07 Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England - thousands killed, Royal Navy losses 13 ships and around 1,500 seamen
  • 1703-12-27 England & Portugal sign Methuen-Asiento-trade agreement
  • 1704-07-24 English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
  • 1704-08-03 English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
  • 1704-08-04 War of Spanish Succession, English and Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar


1705-04-16 Queen Anne of England knights Isaac Newton at Trinity College, Cambridge

Physicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton
Physicist & Mathematician
Isaac Newton
  • 1705-10-15 English fleet under Lord Peterborough occupies Barcelona
  • 1707-04-29 English and Scottish parliaments accept Act of Union; creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain (comes into being 1st May)
  • 1707-05-01 Acts of Union comes into force, uniting England and Scotland to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain
  • 1708-03-23 Pretender to the English throne James III lands at Firth of Forth
  • 1708-03-27 Pretender to the English throne James III flees to Dunkirk
  • 1708-10-21 Dutch & English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel)
  • 1709-09-11 Battle at Malplaquet during War of the Spanish Succession: English, Austrian and Dutch Great Alliance defeat France

  • 1709-10-29 England & Netherlands sign anti-French "Barrieretraktaat"
  • 1710-08-07 Sidney, 1st Earl of Godolphin resigns as English minister of Finance
  • 1710-10-13 English troops occupy Acadia (Nova Scotia)
  • 1711-03-08 Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
  • 1711-12-31 John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, fired as English army commander
  • 1712-07-17 Great Britain, Portugal and France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
  • 1713-01-30 England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty
  • 1713-04-11 Great Britain, Spain, the Netherlands, Prussia, Savoy, Portugal & France agree the Treaty of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces in North America to Britain
  • 1714-01-07 Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1714-08-01 Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England

King George I
George I
  • 1715-11-25 First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
  • 1715-12-22 English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead
  • 1716-06-05 England and Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
  • 1717-03-02 The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1717-12-05 English pirate Blackbeard ransacks the merchant sloop "Margaret" and keeps her captain, Henry Bostock prisoner for 8 hours before releasing him. Bostock later provides 1st record of Blackbeard's appearance, and the source for his name

Pirate Blackbeard

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1720-02-10 Edmond Halley appointed as the second Astronomer Royal at the Greenwich Observatory

Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist Edmond Halley
Astronomer, Mathematician and Physicist
Edmond Halley
  • 1720-06-10 Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard
  • 1721-03-09 British Chancellor Exchequer John Aislabie confined in London Tower
  • 1721-06-13 England signs Treaty of Madrid

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1724-04-01 Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War

British Prime Minister Henry Pelham
British Prime Minister
Henry Pelham

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1726-10-11 Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England

United States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin
United States Founding Father
Benjamin Franklin
  • 1727-09-08 A barn fire during a puppet show in the village of Burwell in Cambridgeshire, England kills 78 people, many of whom are children.
  • 1730-08-04 Crown prince Frederick of Prussia escapes to England
  • 1732-08-01 Foundations laid for Bank of England
  • 1733-01-13 James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, South Carolina
  • 1737-07-31 Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court
  • 1738-05-09 Britain sends fleet to the Mediterranean Sea & West Indies
  • 1739-04-07 Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
  • 1739-10-19 England declares war on Spain [OS=Oct 30]
  • 1741-03-09 British fleet under admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
  • 1741-04-13 Royal Military Academy forms at Woolwich, England
  • 1743-08-16 Champion of England titleholder Jack Broughton publishes 'Rules of the Ring' - earliest boxing code
  • 1744-02-09 Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
  • 1744-03-11 English auction house Sotheby's holds its first ever auction (of books) in London
  • 1744-12-31 English astronomer James Bradley announces discovery of Earth's nutation motion (wobble)
  • 1745-03-09 Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston
  • 1745-11-11 Bonnie Prince Charlie's army enters England
  • 1749-11-02 English Ohio Trade Company forms first trading post
  • 1751-07-29 1st international world title prize fight: Jack Stack of England, beats challenger M. Petit of France in 29 mins in England
  • 1751-08-24 Thomas Colley executed in England for drowning a supposed witch
  • 1753-06-13 Austria, Great Britain & Modena sign secret military treaty
  • 1755-04-15 Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1755-11-20 English minister William Pitt the Elder resigns

British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner) William Pitt the Elder
British Prime Minister (The Great Commoner)
William Pitt the Elder
  • 1755-12-02 The second Eddystone Lighthouse on Eddystone Rocks off English southern coast is destroyed by fire
  • 1756-08-29 England & France meet in war
  • 1757-08-09 English Fort William Henry, NY, surrenders to French & Indians troops
  • 1759-08-18 -19] 2nd sea battle of Lagos: England vs France
  • 1762-08-14 English fleet occupies Havana
  • 1763-11-16 English journalist John Wilkes injured in a duel
  • 1764-02-21 John Wilkes thrown out of English House of Commons for "Essay on Women"
  • 1766-05-09 John Byron back in England after trip around the world
  • 1767-06-18 Samuel Wallis, an English sea captain, sights Tahiti, considered the first European to reach the island

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1768-08-25 Captain James Cook departs from Plymouth, England, on his first voyage on board the Endeavour, bound for the Pacific Ocean

Explorer James Cook
James Cook
Botanist and explorer Joseph Banks
Botanist and explorer
Joseph Banks
  • 1771-07-12 James Cook sails Endeavour back to Downs, England
  • 1772-06-22 Somerset v Stewart court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encouraging the abolitionist movement

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1772-08-04 English poet and artist William Blake aged 14 is first apprenticed to engraver James Basire in London

Poet/Artist William Blake
William Blake
  • 1772-11-02 Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms

Historic InventionOxygen Discovered!

1774-08-01 Joseph Priestley, English theologian, chemist and author discovers oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state
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  • 1775-06-23 1st regatta held on river Thames, England

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 4,801

  • 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)
  • 1756-07-14 Thomas Rowlandson, English painter/cartoonist/etcher
  • 1757-01-11 Samuel Bentham, English mechanical engineer (d. 1831)
  • 1757-02-01 John Philip Kemble, British actor and director (Drury Lane, Covent Garden), born in Prescot, Lancashire, England (d. 1823)
  • 1757-02-20 John 'Mad Jack' Fuller, English philanthropist (d. 1834)
  • 1757-07-08 Richard Wainwright, English composer and church organist (d. 1825)
  • 1759-04-27 Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, English writer and feminist (A Vindication of the Rights of Woman), mother of Mary Shelley, born in London (d. 1797)

Person of interestWilliam Pitt the Younger

1759-05-28 William Pitt the Younger, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1783-1801, 1804-06), born in Hayes, Kent, England (d. 1806)

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
  • 1759-09-19 William Kirby, English entomologist and original member of the Linnean Society and a Fellow of the Royal Society, born in Witnesham, Suffolk, England (d. 1850)

Person of interestWilliam Grenville

1759-10-25 William Grenville, 1st Baron Grenville, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1806-07), born in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1834)

British Prime Minister William Grenville
British Prime Minister
William Grenville
  • 1760-03-28 Thomas Clarkson, English abolitionist (Negro Emancipation), born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, England (d. 1846)
  • 1761-05-16 John Opie, English painter, born in Trevellas, Cornwall (d. 1807)
  • 1761-06-03 Henry Shrapnel, English Army officer and inventor (created the shrapnel shell), born in Wiltshire, England (d. 1842)
  • 1761-11-22 Dorothy Jordan, Irish-English actress, courtesan, mistress of future King William IV of the United Kingdom, born in Waterford, Ireland (d. 1816)
  • 1762-09-24 William Lisle Bowles, English poet (14 Sonnets), born in Kings Sutton, England (d. 1850)
  • 1763-03-09 William Cobbett, English journalist and author, born in Farnham, Surrey (d. 1835)
  • 1763-06-26 George Morland, English artist of rural landscapes, born in London (d. 1804)
  • 1763-07-30 Samuel Rogers, English poet (Italy, a poem), born in Newington Cross, Islington, England (d. 1855)
  • 1763-10-12 John Ross, English composer and organist, born in Newcastle upon Tyne (d. 1837)
  • 1763-12-23 John Davy, English composer, born at Creedy Bridge, Devon (d. 1824)
  • 1764-01-18 Samuel Whitbread, English politician, born in Cardington, Bedfordshire (d. 1815)

Person of interestCharles Grey

1764-03-13 Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (Whig: 1830-34), born in Fallodon, Northumberland, England (d. 1845)

British Prime Minister Charles Grey
British Prime Minister
Charles Grey
  • 1764-04-03 John Abernethy, English surgeon, born in London, England (d. 1831)
  • 1764-06-19 John Barrow, England, founder of the Royal Geographical Society
  • 1764-07-09 Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (The Romance of the Forest), born in London (d. 1823)
  • 1764-09-17 John Goodricke, English astronomer/member Royal Society
  • 1764-09-25 Fletcher Christian, English Bounty mutineer, born in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England (d. 1793)
  • 1764-12-03 Mary Lamb, British author (Tales from Shakespeare), born in London, England (d. 1847)
  • 1765-03-04 Charles Dibdin, British composer, author (Sea Songs), and actor, baptized in Hampshire, England (d. 1814)
  • 1765-03-21 Henry Fagel, Dutch/English baron/diplomat
  • 1765-10-08 Harman Blennerhassett, Irish lawyer, born in Hampshire, England (d. 1831)
  • 1766-02-24 Samuel Wesley, composer/organist (Exultate Deo), born in Bristol, England
  • 1766-09-06 John Dalton, English physicist, developed atomic theory of matter, born in Eaglesfield, England (d. 1844)
  • 1768-04-19 Adrian H Haworth, English entomologist/botanist
  • 1768-05-17 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general (d. 1854)
  • 1768-11-08 Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, born in London, England (d. 1840)
  • 1768-12-22 John Crome (Old Crome), English landscape artist, born in Norwich, England (d. 1821)
  • 1769-03-10 Joseph Williamson, English philanthropist and tunnel builder (d. 1840)
  • 1769-04-13 Thomas Lawrence, English painter (d. 1830)
  • 1770-03-13 Daniel Lambert, English gaol keep and famous for his unusually large size (weighed 739 lbs (334 kg) at death), born in Blue Boar Lane, Leicester (d. 1809)

Person of interestWilliam Wordsworth

1770-04-07 William Wordsworth, English poet laureate (The Prelude), born in Cockermouth, Cumberland (d. 1850)

Person of interestGeorge Canning

1770-04-11 George Canning, British Prime Minister (Tory: 1827) and Foreign Secretary, born in London, England (d. 1827)

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning
  • 1770-04-30 David Thompson, English/Canadian explorer (Columbia River)
  • 1771-05-14 Robert Owen, England, factory owner/socialist
  • 1771-08-22 Henry Maudslay, English inventor (metal lathe), born in Woolwich, London (d. 1831)
  • 1771-12-25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English poet and diarist, brother of William Wordsworth, born in Cockermouth, Cumberland (d. 1855)
  • 1772-05-20 William Congreve, English officer (design fire rocket)

Person of interestSamuel Taylor Coleridge

1772-10-21 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, English romantic poet (Rime of Ancient Mariner), born in Ottery St Mary, Devon (d. 1834)

Poet, Critic, and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Poet, Critic, and Philosopher
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • 1773-01-09 Cassandra Austen, English watercolorist and sister of Jane Austen (d. 1845)
  • 1773-05-19 Arthur Aikin, English mineralogist (d. 1854)
  • 1773-12-27 George Cayley, England, found science of aerodynamics
  • 1774-03-16 Matthew Flinders, English navigator/cartographer (coast Australia)
  • 1774-03-20 John Braham, English tenor singer and composer, born in London (d. 1856)
  • 1774-04-28 Francis Baily, English astronomer and describer of "Baily's Beads" during solar eclipse, born in Newbury, Berkshire, England (d. 1844)
  • 1774-08-12 Robert Southey, English writer (The Story of the Three Bears), Poet Laureate (1813-43) and biographer (Nelson), born in Bristol, England (d. 1843)
  • 1775-02-10 Charles Lamb, British critic/poet/essayist (Essays of Elia), born in London, England (d. 1834)
  • 1775-02-18 Thomas Girtin, artist/watercolorist, born in London, England
  • 1775-04-23 J. M. W. Turner, English landscape painter (Shipwreck), born in Covent Garden, London, England (d. 1851)
  • 1775-07-09 Matthew Lewis, English novelist (The Monk), born in London (d. 1818)
  • 1776-02-23 John Walter II, chief proprietor (The Times, 1812-47), born in London, England
  • 1776-06-11 John Constable, English landscape painter (Hay Wain), born in East Bergholt, Suffolk, England (d. 1837)
  • 1777-10-06 William Russell, English composer and organist, born in London (d. 1813)
  • 1778-04-10 William Hazlitt, English essayist and critic, born in Kent, England (d. 1830)
  • 1778-06-07 Beau [George Bryan] Brummel, English dandy, born in London, England (d. 1840)
  • 1778-12-17 Hunphry Davy, English chemist (discovered some elements)
  • 1779-01-01 William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)
  • 1779-01-08 John White, English organist and violinist (d. 1831)

Person of interestPeter Mark Roget

1779-01-18 Peter Mark Roget, British lexicographer (Roget's Thesaurus) and inventor (slide rule, pocket chessboard), born in London (d. 1869)

Lexicographer and Inventor Peter Mark Roget
Lexicographer and Inventor
Peter Mark Roget
  • 1779-02-27 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1842)

Person of interestJoseph Grimaldi

1779-12-18 Joseph Grimaldi, English pantomimist and the "greatest clown in history", born in London (d. 1837)

Greatest Clown in History Joseph Grimaldi
Greatest Clown in History
Joseph Grimaldi

Person of interestElizabeth Fry

1780-05-21 Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister who is depicted on the British £5 note, born in Norwich, England (d. 1845)

English Social Reformer Elizabeth Fry
English Social Reformer
Elizabeth Fry
  • 1780-06-03 William Hone, England, author/bookseller (Every-Day Book)

Person of interestGeorge Stephenson

1781-06-09 George Stephenson, English engineer known as the "Father of Railways" (Locomotion No. 1, Standard Guage), born in Newcastle, England

Engineer Known as the Father of Railways George Stephenson
Engineer Known as the Father of Railways
George Stephenson
  • 1782-06-19 John Bray, English-born American actor and composer (The Indian Princess), born (d. 1822)
  • 1782-08-10 Charles Napier, soldier, born in London, England
  • 1783-04-08 John Claudius, horticulturist, born in London, England
  • 1783-04-29 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on landscape painting)
  • 1783-08-23 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1852)
  • 1784-02-03 John Fane graaf van Westmorland, English (opera)composer/diplomat
  • 1784-07-27 George Onslow, English-French composer (chamber music), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France (d. 1853)
  • 1785-07-06 William J Hooker, English botanist/director (Kew Gardens)
  • 1785-08-15 Thomas De Quincey, English writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater), born in Manchester (d. 1859)
  • 1785-09-25 George Pinto, English composer, born in London (d. 1806)
  • 1785-10-18 Thomas Love Peacock, English author (Headlong Hall)
  • 1785-10-20 George Ormerod, English historian and antiquarian (d. 1873)
  • 1785-11-13 Caroline Lamb, English aristocrat, author (Glenarvon), wife of William Lamb, lover of Lord Byron (d. 1828)
  • 1786-01-11 Joseph Jackson Lister, British optician who perfected the optical microscope by designing the achromatic objective lens, born in London, England
  • 1786-01-12 Sir Robert Inglis, Bt, English politician (d. 1855)
  • 1786-12-05 Henry Drummond, English banker and religious leader
  • 1787-03-10 William Etty, English painter (nudes)
  • 1787-08-24 James Weddell, British sailor and Antarctic explorer (Weddell Sea), born in Ostend, Belgium (d. 1834)
  • 1787-11-04 Edmund Kean, British Shakespearean actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career), born in London, England (d. 1833)
  • 1787-12-09 John Dobson, English architect (d. 1865)
  • 1787-12-15 Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic
  • 1787-12-16 Mary Russell Mitford, English writer (d. 1855)
  • 1788-01-11 William Thomas Brande, English chemist (d. 1866)

Person of interestLord Byron

1788-01-22 Lord Byron [George Gordon Byron], English romantic poet (Don Juan), born in London (d. 1824)

Romantic Poet Lord Byron
Romantic Poet
Lord Byron

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 2,363

  • 1690-02-07 William Morice, English royalist statesman
  • 1690-05-21 John Eliot, English missionary in Massachusetts, dies at 85
  • 1691-02-01 George Etherege, English stage writer (Love in a Tub), dies at 56
  • 1691-05-10 Colonel John Birch, English soldier (b. 1615)
  • 1691-10-09 William Sacheverell, English statesman (b. 1638)
  • 1691-12-08 Richard Baxter, English clergyman (b. 1615)
  • 1691-12-31 Dudley North, English economist (b. 1641)
  • 1692-05-18 Elias Ashmole, English antiquarian and collector (Ashmolean Museum), dies at 74
  • 1692-11-19 Thomas Shadwell, English poet and playwright (2nd Poet Laureate 1689-92), dies at about 50
  • 1692-12-09 William Mountfort, English actor and dramatist, dies at approximately 38
  • 1693-06-02 John Wildman, English soldier and politician
  • 1693-07-12 John Ashby, English admiral
  • 1694-01-02 Henry Booth, 1st Earl of Warrington, English politician (b. 1651)
  • 1694-01-07 Charles Gerard, 1st Earl of Macclesfield, English general (bc. 1618)
  • 1694-06-17 Philip Howard, English Roman Catholic Cardinal, dies at 64
  • 1694-12-28 Mary II, Queen of England, dies after 5 years of rule at 32 [NS=Jan 7]
  • 1695-01-07 Mary II Stuart, queen of England, dies at 32 [OS=Dec 28 1694]
  • 1695-03-05 Henry Wharton, English writer (b. 1664)

Person of interestJohn Trenchard

1695-04-27 John Trenchard, English radical Whig politician and statesman, dies at 46

English Politician John Trenchard
English Politician
John Trenchard
  • 1695-11-21 Henry Purcell, English composer (Indian Queen), dies at 36
  • 1695-11-28 Anthony Wood, English antiquarian (b. 1632)
  • 1696-03-18 Robert Charnock, English conspirator
  • 1697-01-28 John Fenwick, English conspirator
  • 1697-03-27 Simon Bradstreet, English colonial magistrate, last governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 93
  • 1699-01-21 Obadiah Walker, English writer (b. 1616)
  • 1699-02-27 Charles Paulet, 1st Duke of Bolton, English politician (b. c. 1625)
  • 1699-05-15 Edward Petre, English Jesuit and privy councilor (b. 1631)
  • 1699-06-22 Josiah Child, English Governor of the East India Company (b. 1630)
  • 1699-11-09 Hortense Mancini, mistress of Charles II, King of England (b. 1646)
  • 1700-05-01 John Dryden, English poet and playwright, first Poet Laureate (1668-1688), dies at 68
  • 1701-08-20 Charles Sedley, English playwright (b. 1639)
  • 1701-08-22 John Granville, 1st Earl of Bath, English royalist statesman, dies at 72
  • 1701-09-16 James II of England and James VII of Scotland [Stuart], King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1685-88), dies at 68
  • 1701-10-03 Joseph Williamson, English politician (b. 1633)
  • 1701-11-05 Charles Gerard, 2nd Earl of Macclesfield, French-born English politician (bc. 1659)
  • 1702-01-06 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [NS=Jan 17]
  • 1702-01-17 Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [OS=Jan 6]
  • 1702-03-08 William III, Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51 [NS-Mar 19] (b. 1650)
  • 1702-03-19 William III, William of Orange, King of England and Scotland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, dies at 51 [O.S. 8 March]
  • 1702-04-23 Margaret Fell, English founder of the Religious Society of Friends known as the "mother of Quakerism," dies at about 87
  • 1702-11-04 John Benbow, English vice-admiral (Santa Marta), dies
  • 1703-04-20 Lancelot Addison, English royal chaplain (b. 1632)

Person of interestSamuel Pepys

1703-05-26 Samuel Pepys, English navy administrator and Member of Parliament famous for his Diary of the English Restoration period, dies at 70

Diarist Samuel Pepys
Samuel Pepys

Person of interestJohn Wallis

1703-10-28 John Wallis, English mathematician and cryptographer who introduced ∞ as a symbol for infinity, dies at 86

Mathematician and Cryptographer John Wallis
Mathematician and Cryptographer
John Wallis
  • 1704-04-08 Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (b. 1641)
  • 1704-06-18 Thomas "Tom" Brown, English translator and writer of satire ( Amusements Serious and Comical, calculated for the Meridian of London), dies at 41
  • 1704-07-20 Peregrine White, First English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, dies at 83

Person of interestJohn Locke

1704-10-28 John Locke, English empiricist philosopher; influential Enlightenment thinker and "Father of Liberalism" (Two Treatises of Government), dies at 72

Philosopher John Locke
John Locke
  • 1705-01-17 John Ray, English naturalist (b. 1627)
  • 1705-07-13 Titus Oates, English Protestant conspirator (b. 1649)
  • 1705-11-30 Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II of England (b. 1638)
  • 1706-01-29 Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)
  • 1707-01-20 Humphrey Hody, English theologian (b. 1659)
  • 1707-06-23 John Mill, English theologian
  • 1707-08-18 William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English statesman and Whig politician (1661-84), dies at 67
  • 1707-09-15 George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)
  • 1708-01-23 Thomas Bullis, English composer, dies at 80 (buried)
  • 1708-09-06 Sir John Morden, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1623)
  • 1708-10-28 Prince George of Denmark, Prince Consort of Anne of England, dies at 55
  • 1709-01-24 George Rooke, English admiral (b. 1650)
  • 1709-03-08 William Cowper/Cooper, English anatomist, dies at about 62
  • 1709-03-09 Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu, English diplomat (d. 1709)
  • 1709-07-17 Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (b. 1646)
  • 1709-10-09 Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1640)
  • 1709-11-23 Hans Willem baron Bentinck, Dutch/English earl of Portland, dies at 60
  • 1710-04-28 Thomas Betterton, British actor and dramatist (Coriolanus), dies at 74
  • 1711-03-19 Thomas Ken, English bishop and hymn-writer (b. 1637)
  • 1711-05-02 Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, English statesman (b. 1641)
  • 1711-08-25 Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, English politician
  • 1712-02-02 Martin Lister, English naturalist and physician
  • 1712-03-25 Nehemiah Grew, English naturalist (b. 1641)
  • 1712-07-12 Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland (1658-59), dies at 85
  • 1712-07-26 Thomas Osborne, English PM (1690-94), dies at 80
  • 1712-08-03 Joshua Barnes, English scholar (b. 1654)
  • 1712-08-18 Richard Savage, 4th Earl Rivers, English soldier
  • 1712-08-24 Thomas Bullis, Jr. English composer, dies at 54
  • 1712-08-29 Gregory King, English statistician (law of King), dies at 63
  • 1712-11-15 Charles Mohun, 4th Baron Mohun, English politician (b. 1675)
  • 1712-12-15 Sidney 1st earl of Godolphine, English minister of Finance, dies at 67
  • 1713-05-20 Thomas Sprat, English writer (b. 1635)
  • 1713-11-07 Elizabeth Barry, English restoration actress, dies at 55
  • 1713-11-20 Thomas Tompion, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel), dies at 74
  • 1713-12-14 Thomas Rymer, English historian (b. 1641)
  • 1714-02-02 John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (b. 1643)
  • 1714-02-24 Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (b. 1637)
  • 1714-06-22 Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)
  • 1714-08-01 Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49
  • 1714-08-26 Edward Fowler, English Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1632)
  • 1715-08-12 Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies
  • 1715-10-15 Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (b. 1675)
  • 1715-12-15 George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73
  • 1716-04-26 John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1651)
  • 1716-06-05 Roger Cotes, English mathematician (Newton-Cates formulas), dies at 33
  • 1716-06-28 George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
  • 1716-07-08 Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
  • 1717-10-26 Catherine Sedley, English mistress of James II of England (b. 1657)
  • 1718-01-06 Richard Hoare, English goldsmith and banker (b. 1648)
  • 1718-02-01 Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (b. 1660)
  • 1718-02-18 Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
  • 1718-05-07 Mary of Modena, Queen of James II of England, dies at 59