English History (Part 7)

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 1,326

  • 1699-06-11 England, France & Netherlands agree on 2nd Extermination Treaty of Spain

Gregory Conquers Julius Caesar

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 "The Old Pretender", becomes the Jacobite claimant to the thrones of England and Scotland on the death of his father James II

Historic Event

1702-03-08 James II's daughter Anne Stuart becomes Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland following the death of William III

  • 1702-03-11 1st English daily newspaper "Daily Courant" publishes
  • 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

  • 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 attempts to land at Firth of Forth, Scotland, but is turned away by the British Royal Navy
  • 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

Historic Event

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)

Historic Event

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

  • 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
  • 1716-05-25 Great Britain and Holy Roman Empire sign the Treaty of Westminster, a defensive pact [1]
  • 1717-03-02 The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England

Pirate Attack

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

Appointment of Interest

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

  • 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

Historic Event

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

Historic Event

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

  • 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

Scientific Discovery

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 [1]
  • 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

Historic Publication

1755-04-15 Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London

  • 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

Historic Event

1763-11-16 English journalist John Wilkes injured in a duel

  • 1764-02-21 John Wilkes is thrown out of English House of Commons for his "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

Historic Event

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

  • 1771-07-12 The Endeavour captained by James Cook, with Joseph Banks aboard, returns from its first voyage to the Pacific after two years
  • 1772-06-22 Somerset v Stewart court case finds slavery unsupported by English common law, encouraging the abolitionist movement

Historic Event

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

  • 1772-11-02 Boston: anti-English Committee of Correspondence forms

Oxygen Discovered!

1774-08-01 English chemist Joseph Priestley discovers oxygen by isolating it in its gaseous state

  • 1775-06-23 1st regatta held on river Thames, England
  • 1775-07-30 Captain James Cook with Resolution returns to England
  • 1777-01-15 People of New Connecticut (Vermont) declare independence from England
  • 1779-10-08 English engraver and poet William Blake begins study at the Royal Academy, Old Somerset House, London
  • 1780-08-22 HMS Resolution, without Captain James Cook, returns to England
  • 1785-01-07 1st balloon flight across English Channel by Jean Pierre Blanchard and John Jeffries
  • 1787-05-17 English slave ship Sisters, en route from Africa to Cuba, capsizes killing hundreds
  • 1788-01-18 First elements of the First Fleet carrying 736 convicts from England to Australia arrives at Botany Bay to set up a penal colony
  • 1790-03-27 The modern shoelace with an aglet patented in England by Harvey Kennedy
  • 1790-11-11 Chrysanthemums are introduced to England from China

French Revolution

1791-07-14 The Priestley Riots drive Joseph Priestley, a supporter of the French Revolution, out of Birmingham, England

  • 1792-11-14 Captain George Vancouver is first Englishman to enter San Francisco Bay
  • 1793-04-15 Bank of England issues first £5 note

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 4,621

  • 1756-07-14 Thomas Rowlandson, English painter, cartoonist and etcher, born in London, England (d. 1827)
  • 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)

Mary Wollstonecraft

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)

  • 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)

William 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)

  • 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)

Charles 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)

  • 1764-04-03 John Abernethy, English surgeon, born in London, England (d. 1831)
  • 1764-06-19 John Barrow, 1st Baronet, English statesman and founder of the Royal Geographical Society, born in Ulverston, Lancashire, England (d. 1848)
  • 1764-07-09 Ann Radcliffe, English Gothic novelist (The Mysteries of Udolpho, The Romance of the Forest), born in London (d. 1823)
  • 1764-09-17 John Goodricke, English deaf astronomer (first to notice that some variable stars were periodic), born in Groningen, Netherlands (d. 1786)

Fletcher Christian

1764-09-25 Fletcher Christian, English sailor who led the mutiny on the HMS Bounty, born in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England (d. ~1790-93)

  • 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, British organist and composer referred to as "The English Mozart" (Exultate Deo), born in Bristol, England
  • 1766-08-06 William Hyde Wollaston, English chemist and physicist (famous for discovering the chemical elements palladium and rhodium), born in East Dereham, Norfolk, England (d. 1828)

John Dalton

1766-09-06 John Dalton, English physicist and chemist who developed the atomic theory of matter and researched colour blindness, born in Eaglesfield, England (d. 1844)

  • 1768-04-19 Adrian Hardy Haworth, English entomologist and botanist, born in Hull, England (d. 1833)
  • 1768-05-17 Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, English general, born in London (d. 1854)
  • 1768-11-08 Princess Augusta Sophia of the United Kingdom, 6th child and second daughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte, born in London (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 (Williamson tunnels in Liverpool), born in West Riding, England (d. 1840)
  • 1769-04-13 Thomas Lawrence, English portrait painter, born in Bristol, England (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)

William Wordsworth

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

George Canning

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

  • 1770-04-30 David Thompson, English-Canadian explorer (Columbia River), born in Westminster, England (d. 1857)
  • 1771-05-14 Robert Owen, Welsh factory owner and utopian socialist, born in Newtown, Wales (d. 1858)
  • 1771-08-22 Henry Maudslay, English inventor of the metal lathe, born in Woolwich, London (d. 1831)
  • 1771-12-25 Dorothy Wordsworth, English poet, diarist and sister of William Wordsworth, born in Cockermouth, Cumberland, England (d. 1855)
  • 1772-05-20 William Congreve, English artillery officer and inventor who designed fire rockets, born in London (d. 1829)

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

  • 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

Matthew Flinders

1774-03-16 Matthew Flinders, English explorer, Navigator and cartographer who was 1st to circumnavigate Australia, born in Donington, England (d. 1814) [1]

  • 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

J. M. W. Turner

1775-04-23 J. M. W. Turner, English landscape painter (Shipwreck, Rain, Steam and Speed), born in Covent Garden, London (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 Humphry Davy, English chemist, studied electro-chemistry, invented the Davy lamp), born in Penzance, Cornwall, England (d. 1829)

Joseph Grimaldi

1778-12-18 Joseph Grimaldi, English pantomimist and the "greatest clown in history", born in London (d. 1837)

  • 1779-01-01 William Clowes, English printer (d. 1847)

Peter Mark Roget

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

  • 1779-02-27 Thomas Hazlehurst, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1842)

Elizabeth Fry

1780-05-21 Elizabeth Fry, English prison reformer, social reformer and Quaker Minister, born in Norwich, England (d. 1845)

  • 1780-06-03 William Hone, English author and bookseller (Every-Day Book)

George Stephenson

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

  • 1782-06-19 John Bray, English-born American actor and composer (The Indian Princess) (d. 1822)

Charles Napier

1782-08-10 Charles Napier, British soldier and Major General of the Bombay Army who conquered Sindh and became its Governor (1843-47), born in Whitehall Palace, London (d. 1853)

  • 1783-04-08 John Claudius Loudon, Scottish horticulturist, born in Cambuslang, Lanarkshire, Scotland (d. 1843)
  • 1783-04-29 David Cox, English painter (Treatise on landscape painting), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1856)
  • 1783-08-23 William Tierney Clark, English civil engineer, born in Bristol, England (d. 1852)
  • 1784-02-03 John Fane, British politician, diplomat (11th Earl of Westmoreland), and composer (Royal Academy of Music, 1830), born in Piccadilly, London (d. 1859)
  • 1784-07-27 George Onslow, English-French composer (chamber music), born in Clermont-Ferrand, France (d. 1853)
  • 1785-07-06 William Jackson Hooker, English botanist and director (Kew Gardens), born in Norwich, England
  • 1785-08-15 Thomas De Quincey, English writer (Confessions of English Opium Eater), born in Manchester (d. 1859)
  • 1785-09-25 George Pinto [Sanders], British violin prodigy, keyboard virtuoso, and composer,, born in Lambeth, South 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, born in The Grange, Hampshire (d. 1860)
  • 1787-03-10 William Etty, English painter of historical nudes, born in York, England (d. 1849)
  • 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, born in High Chirton, North Shields, England (d. 1865)
  • 1787-12-15 Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor and Shakespearean critic, born in Enfield, Middlesex, England (d. 1877)
  • 1787-12-16 Mary Russell Mitford, English writer (d. 1855)
  • 1788-01-11 William Thomas Brande, English chemist (d. 1866)

Lord Byron

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

Robert Peel

1788-02-05 Robert "Bobbie" Peel, British Prime Minister (Tory/Conservative/Peelite: 1834-35; 1841-46), founder of the British Conservative Party and the modern police force (Bobbies), born in Bury, Lancashire, England (d. 1850)

  • 1788-08-22 Thomas Tredgold, British civil engineer (railway design), carpenter, and writer (Elementary Principles of Carpentry), born in Brandon, Durham, England (d. 1829)
  • 1788-09-22 Theodore Hook, English author, famous practical joker and recipient of the world's 1st postcard, born in London (d. 1841)
  • 1788-09-30 FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, British Army officer (commander of the British forces during the Crimean War), born in Badminton, England (d. 1855)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 2,331

  • 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 & 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, dies at 42
  • 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 Scotland and Ireland, dies after 5 years of rule at 32
  • 1695-01-07 Mary II, Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, wife of William III, dies of smallpox at 32 [OS=Dec 28 1694]
  • 1695-03-05 Henry Wharton, English writer (b. 1664)

John Trenchard

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

  • 1695-11-21 Henry Purcell, English organist and composer (Indian Queen), dies at 36
  • 1695-11-28 Anthony Wood, English antiquarian, dies at 62
  • 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, dies at about 40
  • 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]

William III

1702-03-08 William III, William of Orange, King of England, Scotland and Ireland (1689-1702) and Stadtholder, dies of pneumonia at 51

  • 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)

Samuel 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

John Wallis

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

  • 1704-04-08 Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman, dies at 63
  • 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

John Locke

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

  • 1705-01-17 John Ray, English naturalist (b. 1627)
  • 1705-07-13 Titus Oates, English Protestant conspirator, dies at 55
  • 1705-11-30 Catherine of Braganza, Portuguese Roman Catholic Queen of Charles II of England, dies at 67
  • 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, dies at 70
  • 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, dies at 68
  • 1709-11-23 Hans Willem baron Bentinck, Dutch-English earl of Portland, dies at 60
  • 1710-04-28 Thomas Betterton, British actor & 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, dies at 72
  • 1714-02-24 Edmund Andros, English governor in North America, dies at 76
  • 1714-06-22 Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)

Anne Stuart

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, dies at 40
  • 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, dies at 65
  • 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, dies at 57
  • 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

William Penn

1718-07-30 William Penn, English Philosopher, Quaker and founder of Pennsylvania (No cross, no crown), dies at 73


1718-11-22 Blackbeard, notorious English pirate, dies in battle at 38

  • 1718-12-06 Nicholas Rowe, English poet and dramatist (Tamerlane) Poet Laureate (1715-18), dies at 45