English History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 900 of 1,326

  • 1870-08-08 1st America's Cup: New York Yacht Club’s first defence of America’s Cup; 'Magic' (NYYC) defeats 'Cambria' (Royal Thames YC, England; finishes 8th) and 16 fellow defenders from NY Harbour to Sandy Hook Light Vessel on the Atlantic and return (38 miles)
  • 1870-11-29 Compulsory education proclaimed in England
  • 1871-03-27 First international rugby union match - Scotland beats England, 1-0 at Raeburn Place, Edinburgh
  • 1873-01-22 British SS Northfleet sinks at Dungeness, England, 300 die
  • 1873-12-06 1st international football game in US: Yale 2, Eton (England) 1 in New Haven, Connecticut
  • 1874-08-05 Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England

Historic Event

1877-01-01 Queen Victoria proclaimed Empress of India

  • 1877-03-19 Australia beat England by 45 runs in very first Test match
  • 1879-05-16 Treaty of Gandamak to set up Afghan state between Russia & English
  • 1880-04-24 Amateur Athletic Association, governing body for men's athletics in England & Wales, is founded in Oxford, England
  • 1881-04-18 Natural History Museum opens in South Kensington, England
  • 1882-05-06 Epping Forest, England, dedicated by Queen Victoria

Sports History

1882-08-29 Australian cricket fast bowler Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 (7-46 & 7-44) in one-off Test v England in London

  • 1883-01-20 Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 1883-01-22 England completes 1st innings victory in Tests vs. Australia at Melbourne Cricket Grounds
  • 1883-01-30 England team presented with ashes of a bail after Sydney Test
  • 1883-06-16 The Victoria Hall theatre panic in Sunderland, England kills 183 children

Krakatoa: The World’s Mightiest Explosion

1883-08-29 Seismic sea waves created by Krakatoa eruption create a rise in English Channel 32 hrs after explosion

  • 1883-11-08 English freighter Nisero stranded at Atjeh (crew taken hostage)
  • 1884-02-01 1st volume of the Oxford English Dictionary, A-Ant, published
  • 1884-05-26 Australian cricket fast bowler Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 against an England XI in a tour match in Birmingham; match over in just 4 hours
  • 1885-03-26 1st modern, legal cremation held in England at Woking, Surrey [1]
  • 1885-09-16 5th America's Cup: Puritan (NY Yacht Club) beats Genesta (Royal Yacht Squadron, Isle of Wight, UK) by 1:38 for 2-0 series win
  • 1885-09-29 First practical public electric tramway in the world is opened in Blackpool, England
  • 1886-01-18 Modern field hockey is born with the formation of The Hockey Association in England
  • 1886-08-25 1st international polo meet (US vs England)
  • 1886-09-11 6th America's Cup: Mayflower (NY Yacht Club) beats Galatea (Royal Northern & Clyde Yacht Club, Scotland) for 2-0 series victory
  • 1887-01-28 England all out for 45 v Aust SCG, their lowest total ever
  • 1888-03-22 English Football League established
  • 1888-09-06 Charles Turner becomes the first bowler to take 250 wickets in an English season - a feat since accomplished only by Tom Richardson (twice), J.T. Hearne, Wilfred Rhodes (twice) and Tich Freeman (six times).
  • 1888-09-08 In England the first six Football League matches ever are played
  • 1889-03-12 Start of South Africa's 1st Test, v England, Port Elizabeth
  • 1889-03-26 Bernard Tancred carries bat for 26* out of 47! South Africa v England
  • 1889-03-26 South Africa all out 47, then follow-on all out 43 v England

Great Blizzard of 1891

1891-03-09 Great Blizzard of 1891 begins in England and lasts until March 13; Kills 200 people and 6,000 animals

  • 1892-01-30 Bobby Abel carries his bat for 132* for England in SCG Test
  • 1892-02-02 Johnny Briggs takes a hat-trick, England v Australia at the SCG

Historic Event

1893-09-04 English author Beatrix Potter first writes the story of Peter Rabbit for a 5 year old boy

  • 1894-01-01 Manchester Ship Canal in England opens to traffic
  • 1894-03-13 J L Johnstone of England invents horse racing starting gate
  • 1894-05-12 Ludwig Englander's musical "Passing Show" premieres in NYC
  • 1894-07-16 Treaty of Aoki-Kimberley signed between Japan & England
  • 1895-08-29 The formation of the Northern Rugby Union at the George Hotel, Huddersfield, England.
  • 1895-09-12 Defender (US) beats Valkyrie III (England) in 10th America's Cup
  • 1896-08-01 George Samuelson completes rowing Atlantic (NY to England)
  • 1897-07-21 Tate Gallery opens in England
  • 1897-11-29 1st motorcycle race in Surrey, England
  • 1898-03-02 Chasing winning target of 275, Australian cricket batsman Joe Darling bashes 160 in 171 minutes with 30 fours to lead Australia to a 6-wicket 5th Test win over England in Sydney; complete 4-1 series rout
  • 1898-08-25 700 Greeks and 15 Englishmen are slaughtered by the Turks in Heraklion, Greece.
  • 1899-04-04 South Africa all out 35 vs England (Trott 4-19, Haigh 6-11)
  • 1899-05-17 Victoria & Albert Museum foundation laid, London, England
  • 1899-10-20 American yacht Columbia beats the Shamrock challenge from Royal Ulster Yacht Club in 11th America's Cup
  • 1900-01-24 Newcastle Badminton Club, world's oldest, forms in England
  • 1900-10-24 General Redvers Buller returns to England
  • 1901-03-14 Germany's Chancellor von Bulow declares that the agreement Germany signed with Great Britain in October 1900, to restrain foreign aggression and maintain open trade, does not apply to Manchuria
  • 1901-10-04 Charlie Barr skippered Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (UK), 3-0 on New York City Harbour in 11th America's Cup yachting challenge series
  • 1902-01-03 Due to a bad pitch Australian batsman Reggie Duff is held back to No. 10 on Test debut v England at MCG; scores 104
  • 1902-01-04 Australian cricket spin bowler Hugh Trumble dismisses England batsmen Arthur Jones, John Gunn and Sydney Barnes in successive balls to complete 2nd Test rout by 229 runs in Melbourne; Trumble's first of 2 Test hat-tricks
  • 1902-05-27 27th Preakness: L Jackson aboard Old England wins in 1:45.8
  • 1902-07-26 Australia beat England by 3 runs at Old Trafford
  • 1902-08-13 English cricket team beats Australia by one wicket in a famous victory at The Oval, in London
  • 1903-01-19 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
  • 1903-09-03 American yacht Reliance (largest gaff-rigged cutter ever built) defends America's Cup for the NYYC beating UK challenger Shamrock III off the New Jersey shore for a 3-0 series win
  • 1904-01-05 England beat Australia at the MCG, Rhodes 7-56 & 8-68
  • 1904-04-05 The first international rugby league match is played between England and an Other Nationalities team (Welsh & Scottish players) in Central Park, Wigan, England.
  • 1905-11-19 The steamer "Hilda" sinks in the English Channel (100 people drown)
  • 1906-01-04 South Africa beat England by one wicket, their 1st Test win
  • 1906-04-02 Dave Nourse takes 4 wickets and Reggie Schwarz 3 as South Africa wins the 5th cricket Test in Cape Town to complete a 4-1 series drubbing of England
  • 1906-09-20 Cunard Line's RMS Mauretania is launched at the Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson shipyard in Newcastle, England.
  • 1907-02-13 English suffragettes storm British Parliament & 60 women are arrested

Historic Event

1907-07-29 Sir Robert Baden-Powell forms Boy Scouts in England

  • 1907-08-09 1st Boy Scout camp concludes at Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Southern England
  • 1907-12-02 Association of Football Players' and Trainers' Union (English Professional Football Players' Association) is formed by Charlie Roberts and Billy Meredith in Manchester, England

Nobel Prize

1907-12-10 Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so

  • 1908-01-07 England beat Australia by one wicket at the MCG
  • 1908-01-14 Roger Hartigan scores century on Test debut v England in Adelaide (116)
  • 1908-08-14 The first beauty contest is held in Folkestone, England.

Historic Event

1908-10-28 The English Newspaper the Daily Telegraph prints an interview with Germany's Emperor Wilhelm II, who characterises himself as personally friendly to Britain but suggests the German people are hostile, causing uproar in both countries

  • 1909-07-25 France's Louis Bleriot, makes 1st airplane flight across English Channel
  • 1909-09-20 The British Parliament passes the South Africa Act; it calls for union of Cape Colony, Natal, Orange River Colony, and Transvaal; and both English and Dutch as official languages
  • 1910-01-01 England cricket underhand bowler George Simpson-Hayward takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs in 1st Test against South Africa in Johannesburg; SA wins by 19 runs

Music Premiere

1910-02-19 English premiere of Richard Strauss' opera "Elektra"

Historic Event

1910-04-28 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England

  • 1910-05-10 1st aircraft air display held (Hendon, England)
  • 1910-06-02 1st roundtrip flight over English Channel (C S Rolls, England)
  • 1910-10-04 Portugal becomes a republic, King Manuel II flees to England
  • 1910-12-21 Explosion in coal mine in Hulton England, 344 mine workers dies
  • 1911-08-01 Transportation workers begin a major strike in England; part of a wave of industrial unrest
  • 1911-09-09 1st European post delivered by air (Hendon to Windsor, England)
  • 1912-02-13 Olympic boxing gold medallist Johnny Douglas takes 5/46 as England cricket team regains Ashes with an innings and 225 run 4th Test win over Australia in Melbourne

Historic Event

1912-04-16 Harriet Quimby becomes the 1st female pilot to fly across English Channel

  • 1912-08-22 England defeat Australia to win the Triangular Tournament
  • 1912-10-26 Woolwich Foot Tunnel under the Thames river in England opens
  • 1913-08-13 Invention of stainless steel by Harry Brearley of Sheffield, England
  • 1914-05-30 The new and then largest Cunard ocean liner RMS Aquitania, 45,647 tons, sets sails on her maiden voyage from Liverpool, England to New York City.
  • 1914-08-19 German fleet bombs the English coast

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 4,621

  • 1815-06-11 Julia Margaret Cameron, English photographer, born in Calcutta, India (d. 1879)
  • 1815-11-24 Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)

Ada Lovelace

1815-12-10 Ada Lovelace, English mathematician considered the first computer programmer, born in London (d. 1852)

  • 1816-04-17 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder, born in Runcorn, Cheshire, England (d. 1876)

Charlotte Brontë

1816-04-21 Charlotte Brontë, English novelist (Jane Eyre), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1855)

  • 1816-04-22 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus), born in Nottingham, England (d. 1902)
  • 1816-07-20 William Bowman, English anatomist, born in Nantwich, Cheshire (d. 1892)
  • 1816-08-24 Daniel Gooch, English engineer, laid 1st successful transatlantic cables, born in Bedlington, Northumberland, England (d. 1889)
  • 1816-11-14 John Curwen, English Congregationalist minister and founder of Tonic sol-fa music system, born in Heckmondwike, Yorkshire (d. 1880)
  • 1817-02-02 John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid), born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (d. 1902)
  • 1817-02-23 George Watts, painter, born in London, England
  • 1817-04-18 George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe), born in London (d. 1878)
  • 1817-06-26 Branwell Brontë [Patrick Branwell Brontë], English painter and writer and brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne, born in Thornton, West Yorkshire, England (d. 1848)
  • 1817-07-15 John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway)
  • 1817-09-06 Alexander Tilloch Galt, Canadian politician, a father of Canadian Confederation, born in Chelsea, England (d. 1893)
  • 1818-03-22 John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
  • 1818-06-30 Edward John Hopkins, British chorister, organist (Temple Church, 1843-98), and composer, born in Westminster, England (d. 1901)

Emily Brontë

1818-07-30 Emily Brontë, English novelist (Wuthering Heights), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1848)

  • 1818-09-16 Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon and etcher, born in London (d. 1910)

Emperor Norton

1819-02-04 Emperor Norton [Joshua Abraham Norton], British born self proclaimed "Norton I, Emperor of the United States", born in London, England (d. 1880)

  • 1819-02-19 Mark Prager Lindo, English Dutch writer, born in London, England (d. 1877)
  • 1819-03-11 Henry Tate, English sugar producer (Tate Gallery)
  • 1819-03-28 Sir Joseph Bazalgette, English civil engineer (London's Metropolitan Board of Works), born in Clay Hill, Enfield, London (d. 1891)
  • 1819-06-05 John Couch Adams, English astronomer (co-discoverer of Neptune), born in Laneast, Launceston, Cornwall (d. 1892)
  • 1819-06-12 Charles Kingsley [Parson Lot], English vicar and historian (Westward Ho!), born in Holne Vicarage, England (d. 1875)

George Eliot

1819-11-22 George Eliot [Mary Anne Evans], English author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner), born in Nuneaton, Warwickshire (d. 1880)

  • 1820-01-17 Anne Brontë, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall), born in Thornton, West Yorkshire (d. 1849)
  • 1820-01-20 Anne Clough, English suffragette, promoted higher education for women, first principal of New College, born in Liverpool, England (d. 1892)
  • 1820-02-28 John Tenniel, English cartoonist and illustrator (Punch, Alice in Wonderland), born in London, England (d. 1914)
  • 1820-03-17 Jean Ingelow, English poet (d. 1897)
  • 1820-03-21 Frank Mori, English composer, born in London (d. 1873)
  • 1820-03-30 Anna Sewell, English author (Black Beauty), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk (d. 1878)

Herbert Spencer

1820-04-27 Herbert Spencer, British philosopher (Social Statics), born in Derby, England (d. 1903)

  • 1820-08-13 George Grove, English biblical scholar and misicographer, born in Clapham, London (d. 1900)

Elizabeth Blackwell

1821-02-03 Elizabeth Blackwell, English-American physician who was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, born in Bristol, England (d. 1910)

Richard Francis Burton

1821-03-19 Richard Burton, English explorer and translator (Arabian Nights), born in Torquay, Devon (d. 1890)

  • 1821-06-08 Samuel White Baker, English explorer (Ceylon & Egypt), born in London, England (d. 1893)

George Williams

1821-10-11 George Williams, English philanthropist and founder of YMCA, born in Dulverton, West Somerset, England (d. 1905)

  • 1822-02-16 Francis Galton, British anthropologist and geneticist (eugenics), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1911)
  • 1822-05-27 Henry Wylde, English composer and conductor, born in Bushey, Hertfordshire (d. 1890)
  • 1822-07-02 Douglas Strutt Galton, English engineer (rails/trains), born in Hadzor House, Worcestershire, England (d. 1899)
  • 1823-07-23 Coventry Patmore, English poet and critic (The Angel in the House), born in Essex, England (d. 1896)
  • 1823-08-11 Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)
  • 1823-08-13 Goldwin Smith, English historian and journalist, born in Reading, Berkshire (d. 1910)
  • 1823-10-20 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School Days), born in Uffington (d. 1896)
  • 1824-01-08 [William] Wilkie Collins, English writer (Woman in White), born in London (d. 1889)
  • 1824-02-10 Samuel Plimsoll, inventor (Plimsoll line for ships), born in Bristol, England
  • 1824-06-02 Samuel Wilks, British Physician and founding father of clinical science, born in London, England
  • 1824-06-20 George Edmund Street, English architect, born in Woodford, London (d. 1881)
  • 1824-09-28 Francis Turner Palgrave, English poet (Golden Treasury), born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England (d. 1897)
  • 1824-10-06 Henry Chadwick, English-American Baseball HOF pioneer (1st rule book; created game stats eg. BA, ERA; box scores), born in Exeter, England (d. 1908)
  • 1825-06-07 R. D. Blackmore, English novelist (Norie, Lorna Doone), born in Longworth, Berkshire, England (d. 1900)
  • 1825-06-21 William Stubbs, English historian and Anglican bishop of Oxford, born in High Street, Knaresborough, England (d. 1901)
  • 1826-02-03 Walter Bagehot, England, economist/sociologist
  • 1826-04-20 Dinah Craik, English writer (John Halifax, Gentleman), born in Stoke-on-Trent (d. 1887)
  • 1826-08-28 Walter Cecil Macfarren, English pianist and composer, born in London (d. 1905)
  • 1826-10-13 Charles Frederick Worth, British fashion designer (House of Worth - Paris), born in Bourne, Lincolnshire, England (d. 1895)
  • 1826-12-31 Henry Hiles, English composer, born in Shrewsbury (d. 1904)
  • 1827-04-02 William Holman Hunt, English painter (Light of the World), born in Cheapside, London (d. 1910)
  • 1827-04-05 Joseph Lister, British surgeon (pioneer of antiseptic surgery), born in Upton House, West Ham, England (d. 1912)
  • 1827-04-14 Augustus Pitt Rivers, English archaeologist, born in Bramham cum Oglethorpe, Wetherby, Yorkshire (d. 1900)
  • 1827-07-17 Frederick Able, English chemist and inventor (cordiet), born in Woolwich, England (d. 1902)
  • 1828-02-12 George Meredith, England, poet and novelist (Shaving of Shagpat)
  • 1828-03-18 William Randal Cremer, English politician and pacifist, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1908)
  • 1828-04-13 J. B. Lightfoot, English theologist and bishop of Durham, born in Liverpool, Lancashire (d. 1889)
  • 1828-05-12 Gabriel Dante Rossetti, English Pre-Raphaelite figure poet and painter, born in London, England (d. 1882)
  • 1829-01-09 Thomas William Robertson, England, playwright (Caste)
  • 1829-03-14 Charles Charlesworth, English boy who died of old age before he was 7 years old, born in Straffordshire, England

Charles Brooke

1829-06-03 Charles Brooke, 2nd White Rajah of Sarawak (1868-1917), born in Burnham-on-Sea, England (d. 1917)

  • 1829-06-08 John Everett Millais, English painter (Order of Release), born in Southampton, Hampshire, England (d. 1896)
  • 1829-09-25 William Michael Rossetti, English writer and civil servant, born in London, England (d. 1919)
  • 1830-01-02 Henry Kingsley, English Australian writer, born in Northamptonshire (d. 1876)

Robert Gascoyne-Cecil

1830-02-03 Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1885-86, 1886-92 and 1895-1902), born in Hatfield, England (d. 1903)

  • 1830-04-09 Eadweard Muybridge, English photographer, pioneer in study of motion, born in Kingston upon Thames, England (d. 1904)
  • 1830-12-05 Christina Rossetti, English poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away), born in London, England (d. 1894)

David Edward Hughes

1831-05-16 David Edward Hughes, British-American inventor (microphone, teleprinter), born in either London, England or Corwen, Wales (d. 1900)

  • 1831-06-07 Amelia Edwards, English author (The Phantom Coach) and Egyptologist, born in London (d. 1892)
  • 1831-11-08 Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880) (d. 1891)
  • 1831-12-22 Mark Rutherford [Hale White], English writer, born in Bedford, England (d. 1913)

Lewis Carroll

1832-01-27 Lewis Carroll [Charles Lutwidge Dodgson], English author (Alice in Wonderland), born in Daresbury, England (d. 1898)

  • 1832-06-10 Edwin Arnold, English writer (The Light of Asia), born in Gravesend, Kent (d. 1904)
  • 1832-06-17 William Crookes, English chemist and physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium), born in London (d. 1919)
  • 1832-10-02 Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist (Primitive Culture), born in London (d. 1917)
  • 1832-10-12 Walter T Watts-Dunton, English lawyer, poet and writer (Aylwin), born in St. Ives, England (d. 1914)
  • 1833-01-07 Henry Enfield Roscoe, English Chemist (vanadium and photochemistry), born in London, England
  • 1833-01-28 Charles George Gordon, general (China, Khartoum), born in London, England
  • 1833-07-27 Thomas George Bonney, English geologist, born in Rugeley, United Kingdom (d. 1923)
  • 1833-08-28 Edward Burne-Jones, English Pre-Raphaelite painter and designer, born in Birmingham, England (d. 1898)
  • 1834-01-05 William John Wills, English explorer of Australia, member of the Burke and Wills expedition, born in Totnes, United Kingdom (d. 1861)
  • 1834-01-10 John Dalberg-Acton. British politician and historian: “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”, born in Naples, Kingdom of the Two Sicillies (now Italy) (d. 1902)
  • 1834-02-15 William Henry Preece, Welsh electrical engineer/wireless pioneer, born in Caernarfon, Wales (d. 1913)
  • 1834-03-24 William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist
  • 1834-06-19 Charles Spurgeon, English preacher and evangelist, born in Kelvedon, Essex, England (d. 1892)
  • 1834-08-04 John Venn, English mathematician (Venn Diagram), born in Kingston upon Hull, Yorkshire, England (d. 1923)
  • 1834-09-09 Joseph Henry Shorthouse, English writer (John Inglesant), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1903)
  • 1835-02-27 Richard Garnett, English author (Ananda the Miracle Worker)
  • 1835-03-04 John Hughlings Jackson, English neurologist (d. 1911)
  • 1835-05-30 Alfred Austin, English poet laureate of England (Garden), born in Headingley, Yorkshire, England (d. 1913)
  • 1835-12-04 Samuel Butler, English author (Erewhom, Way of All Flesh), born in Langar, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1902)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 2,332

  • 1748-05-12 Thomas Lowndes, English astronomer, founder of the Lowndean professorship of astronomy at Cambridge University (b. 1692)
  • 1748-09-06 Edmund Gibson, English jurist (b. 1669)
  • 1748-09-21 John Balguy, English philosopher (b. 1686)
  • 1748-12-02 Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset, English politician, dies at 86
  • 1749-06-18 Ambrose Philips, English poet (b. 1674)
  • 1749-09-14 Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, English soldier and politician, dies at 73
  • 1750-02-08 Aaron Hill, English writer (b. 1685)
  • 1751-01-20 John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol, English politician, dies at 85
  • 1751-03-20 Frederick Louis, English prince of Wales and son of George II, dies at 44
  • 1751-03-29 Thomas Coram, English sea captain and philanthropist (Founder of the Foundling Hospital), dies at 83
  • 1751-10-26 Philip Doddridge, English Nonconformist clergyman, dies at 49
  • 1751-12-12 Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher, dies at 73
  • 1752-01-16 Francis Blomefield, English topographer (History of Norfolk), dies at 46
  • 1752-05-23 William Bradford, English-born printer (Pennsylvania's first printing press), dies at 89
  • 1752-06-16 Joseph Butler, English philosopher, dies at 60
  • 1752-07-20 John C Pepusch, English composer (Beggar's Opera), dies at about 85
  • 1752-08-22 William Whiston, English Anglican priest and mathematician, dies at 84
  • 1753-01-11 Hans Sloane, Irish physician, naturalist and collector (providing the foundation of the British Museum), dies at 92
  • 1753-12-15 Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, English Palladian architect (Burlington House), dies at 59
  • 1754-01-10 Edward Cave, English editor and publisher (b. 1691)
  • 1754-04-02 Thomas Carte, English historian (b. 1686)
  • 1754-10-08 Henry Fielding, English novelist (Joseph Andrews, Tom Jones), dies at 47
  • 1755-04-06 Richard Rawlinson, English minister and antiquarian (b. 1690)
  • 1755-12-01 Maurice Greene, English composer, dies at 59
  • 1756-02-25 Eliza Haywood, English actress and novelist (Love in Excess; or, The Fatal Enquiry), dies at 63
  • 1757-03-01 Edward Moore, English writer & dramatist (The Gamester), dies at 44
  • 1757-03-14 John Byng, English admiral executed by firing squad at 52 for neglecting his duty in defence of Minorca, dies at 53
  • 1757-08-28 David Hartley, English philosopher and Founder of the Associationist School of Psychology, dies at 51
  • 1757-11-12 Colley Cibber, English actor, dramatist and Poet Laureate (1730-57), dies at 86
  • 1758-02-10 Thomas Ripley, English architect
  • 1758-03-06 Henry Vane, 1st Earl of Darlington, English politician (b. 1705)
  • 1758-03-22 Richard Leveridge, English bass singer and composer, dies at 87
  • 1758-12-25 James Hervey, English clergyman (b. 1714)
  • 1759-01-12 Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, eldest daughter of King George II of Great Britain, dies at 49
  • 1759-06-12 William Collins, English poet (Ode to Simplicity), dies at 37
  • 1759-08-06 Eugene Aram, English philologist (b. 1704)
  • 1759-10-13 John Henley, English clergyman, dies at 64
  • 1761-01-04 Stephen Hales, English physiologist, chemist and inventor (first person to measure blood pressure), dies at 83
  • 1761-04-15 William Oldys, English antiquarian & bibliographer, dies at b64
  • 1761-04-17 Thomas Bayes, English mathematician
  • 1761-05-14 Thomas Simpson, English mathematician (rule of Simpson), dies at 50
  • 1761-07-04 Samuel Richardson, English novelist (Pamela), dies at 71

James Bradley

1762-07-13 James Bradley, English astronomer, 3rd Royal, discovered Earth's nutation motion, dies at 69

  • 1762-07-28 George Dodington, 1st Baron Melcombe, English politician (b. 1691)
  • 1762-08-21 Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, English writer (b. 1689)
  • 1763-02-11 William Shenstone, English poet, dies at 48
  • 1763-09-26 John Byron, English poet (b. 1692)
  • 1764-03-06 Philip Yorke, 1st Earl of Hardwicke, Lord Chancellor of England, dies at 73
  • 1764-03-17 George Parker, English astronomer, dies
  • 1764-06-29 Ralph Allen, English businessman and politician (b. 1693)
  • 1764-07-07 William Pulteney, 1st Earl of Bath, English politician (b. 1683)
  • 1764-09-02 Nathaniel Bliss, English 4th Astronomer Royal (1762-64), dies at 63
  • 1764-09-23 Robert Dodsley, English writer (b. 1703)
  • 1765-03-03 William Stukeley, English physician and archaeologist (pioneered investigation of Stonehenge and Avebury), dies at 77
  • 1765-04-05 Edward Young, English poet (Love of Fame), dies at 81
  • 1765-10-31 Duke of Cumberland, English politician/uncle of George III, dies
  • 1766-01-21 James Quin, British actor (Covent Garden Theatre), dies at 72
  • 1766-04-04 John Taylor, English classical scholar (b. 1704)
  • 1766-05-08 Samuel Chandler, English non-conformist minister (b. 1693)
  • 1766-09-13 Benjamin Heath, English classical scholar, dies at 62
  • 1767-09-04 Charles Townshend, English politician, 3rd Viscount of Townshend, dies at 42
  • 1767-12-22 John Newberry, English publisher, dies
  • 1768-01-28 John Wainwright, English composer and organist, dies at 44
  • 1768-02-02 Robert Smith, English mathematician (b. 1689)
  • 1768-02-08 George Dance the Elder, English architect (b. 1695)
  • 1768-02-17 Arthur Onslow, English politician (Speaker of the House of Commons 1728-61), dies at 76
  • 1768-07-24 Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)
  • 1769-08-02 Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician, dies at 80
  • 1770-05-10 Charles Avison, English composer, dies at 61
  • 1770-06-23 Mark Akenside, English poet and physician, dies at 48
  • 1770-07-16 Francis Cotes, English painter (b. 1726)
  • 1770-08-24 Thomas Chatterton, English poet (Revenge), dies at 17
  • 1770-09-09 Georg Dionysius Ehret, German-English botanist and cartoonist, dies at 62
  • 1770-09-30 Thomas Robinson, 1st Baron Grantham, English politician and diplomat

George Whitefield

1770-09-30 George Whitefield, English-born Methodist leader and preacher, dies in Newburyport, Massachusetts, at age 55

  • 1771-05-21 Christopher Smart, English poet & journalist (Ceremony of Carols), dies at 49
  • 1771-06-08 George Montague-Dunk, 2nd Earl of Halifax, English statesman, dies at 54
  • 1771-07-07 Thomas Gray, English poet (Elegy), dies at 54
  • 1771-07-30 Thomas Gray, English poet, dies at 54
  • 1771-11-06 John Bevis, English physician and astronomer (discovered Crab Nebula), dies at 75
  • 1772-03-22 John Canton, English physicist, dies at 53
  • 1772-08-31 William Borlase, English naturalist (b. 1695)
  • 1772-09-30 James Brindley, English engineer (canals and watermills), dies at about 76
  • 1773-03-24 Philip Dormer Stanhope [Lord Chesterfield], English statesman and letter writer, responsible for introducing Gregorian Calendar, dies at 78
  • 1773-05-15 Alban Butler, English Catholic priest and writer, dies at 62
  • 1773-07-23 George Edwards, English naturalist and ornithologist (father of British ornithology), dies at 79
  • 1773-08-22 George Lyttelton, English writer and politician (b. 1709)
  • 1773-11-16 John Hawkesworth, English writer
  • 1773-11-22 Robert Clive, English explorer and founder (British Empire in India), dies at 49
  • 1774-07-01 Henry Fox, 1st Baron Holland, English corrupt politician (Chiswick), dies at 68
  • 1775-01-08 John Baskerville, English printer and type designer, dies at 68
  • 1775-02-06 William Dowdeswell, English politician (b. 1721)
  • 1775-09-16 Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst, English privy councillor (b. 1684)
  • 1776-03-24 John Harrison, English carpenter and clockmaker who invented the marine chronometer to calculate longitude while at sea, dies at 82
  • 1776-04-29 Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)
  • 1776-05-06 James Kent, English composer, dies at 76
  • 1776-06-20 Benjamin Huntsman, English inventor and manufacturer, dies at 72
  • 1776-07-07 Jeremiah Markland, English classical scholar (b. 1693)
  • 1776-07-10 Richard Peters, English-born clergyman (b. 1704)
  • 1777-07-27 William Hayes, English composer and organist, dies at 69