English History (Part 9)

Historical Events

Events 801 - 900 of 1,349

  • 1860-12-26 First ever inter-club football match between Hallam F.C. and Sheffield F.C. at Sandygate Road ground in Sheffield, England
  • 1861-11-19 The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe leaves Philadelphia, USA, for London, England on the Elizabeth Watts
  • 1862-01-09 The first petroleum shipment (1,329 barrels) from the U.S. to Europe arrives at Victoria Docks, London, England aboard the Elizabeth Watts
  • 1862-05-15 Confederate ship Alabama launched as the Enrica at Birkenhead, England, where she had been built in secret
  • 1864-03-11 The Great Sheffield Flood: the largest man-made disaster ever to befall England kills over 250 people in Sheffield
  • 1864-06-29 Samuel Crowther, bishop of Niger, becomes the first Black bishop of the Church of England
  • 1866-01-11 Steamship London sinks in storm off Land's End, England and kills 220
  • 1866-07-26 Canoe Club opens in England
  • 1867-11-23 The Manchester Martyrs are hung at Salford Gaol, Manchester, England for shooting a police officer
  • 1868-03-05 Stapler patented in England by C H Gould
  • 1869-06-15 Mike McCoole (US) defeats Tom Allen (England) in bare-knuckle bout
  • 1869-11-17 Englishman James Moore wins 1st bicycle race, racing 13K Paris to Rouen
  • 1870-08-08 Magic (US) defeats Cambria (England) in 2nd running of America's Cup
  • 1870-11-29 Compulsory education proclaimed in England
  • 1871-03-27 1st international rugby game-Scotland 1, England 0
  • 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
  • 1874-04-05 Birkenhead Park, the first civic public park, opens in Birkenhead, England, designed by Joseph Paxton
  • 1874-08-05 Japan launches its postal savings system, modeled after a similar system in England
  • 1875-08-25 Matthew Webb becomes 1st to swim English Channel (21h 45m)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1877-01-01 Queen Victoria proclaimed Empress of India

Queen of the United Kingdom Victoria
Queen of the United Kingdom
  • 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
  • 1880-03-10 Salvation Army of England sets up US welfare & religious activity
  • 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1882-08-29 Fred Spofforth completes 14-90 for match v England (7-46 & 7-44)

Cricketer Fred Spofforth
Fred Spofforth
  • 1883-01-20 Billy Barnes takes a hat-trick, England v Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • 1883-01-22 England complete 1st innings victory in Tests v Australia at MCG
  • 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
  • 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 Fred Spofforth takes 7-34 & 7-3 v England XI in 4 hours
  • 1885-09-16 Puritan (US) beats Genesta (England) in 6th running of America's Cup
  • 1885-09-29 The 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
  • 1886-03-26 1st cremation in England
  • 1886-08-25 1st international polo meet (US vs England)
  • 1886-09-11 Mayflower (US) beats Galatea (England) in 7th America's Cup
  • 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
  • 1891-03-09 Great Blizzard of 1891 begins in England (lasts until 13th March; 200 people and 6,000 animals killed)
  • 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 SCG

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Children's Author Beatrix Potter
Children's Author
Beatrix Potter
  • 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 (Surrey, England)
  • 1898-03-02 Australia complete a 4-1 cricket series annihilation of England
  • 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 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock (England) 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
  • 1901-02-02 Queen Victoria's funeral takes place in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, 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 Columbia (US) beats Shamrock II (England) in 12th America's Cup
  • 1902-01-03 Reg Duff 104 on Test debut, v England at MCG
  • 1902-01-04 Hugh Trumble takes a hat-trick v England at the MCG
  • 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 England beat Australia by one wicket at The Oval Famous victory
  • 1903-01-19 1st regular transatlantic radio broadcast between US & England
  • 1903-09-03 Resolute beats Shamrock III (England) in 13th America's Cup
  • 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.
  • 1904-05-04 Charles Stewart Rolls meets Frederick Henry Royce at the Midland Hotel in Manchester, England. Go on to form Roll-Royce
  • 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 South Africa 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

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Founder of Scouts Robert Baden-Powell
Founder of Scouts
Robert Baden-Powell
  • 1907-08-09 1st Boy Scout camp concludes at Brownsea Island in Poole Harbour, Southern England
  • 1907-12-02 English Professional Football Players' Association forms

Nobel prizeNobel 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.

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

German Emperor and King of Prussia Wilhelm II
German Emperor and King of Prussia
Wilhelm II
  • 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 Simpson-Hayward (England) takes 6-43 on debut with underarm lobs
  • 1910-02-19 English premiere of Richard Strauss' "Elektra"
  • 1910-04-28 First night air flight by Claude Grahame-White in England

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 801 - 900 of 4,813

  • 1814-04-21 Angela Burdett-Coutts, English philanthropist extrordinaire and "the richest heiress in England", born in London (d. 1906)
  • 1814-06-08 Charles Reade, English novelist (Cloister & Hearth), born in Ipsden, Oxfordshire (d. 1884)
  • 1815-01-09 William Jackson of Masham, English composer and organist, born in Masham, Yorkshire (d. 1866)
  • 1815-02-12 Edward Forbes, Douglas Isle of Man, English Naturalist and pioneer in the field of biogeography
  • 1815-04-24 Anthony Trollope, English novelist and poet (Barchester Towers), born in London (d. 1882)
  • 1815-06-11 Julia Margaret Cameron, English photographer born in Calcutta, India (d. 1879)
  • 1815-11-24 Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)

Person of interestAda Lovelace

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

Mathematician and Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace
Mathematician and Computer Programmer
Ada Lovelace
  • 1816-04-17 Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder, born in Runcorn, Cheshire, England (d. 1876)

Person of interestCharlotte Brontë

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

  • 1816-04-22 Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus)
  • 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-on-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)
  • 1817-06-26 Branwell Brontë [Patrick Branwell Brontë], English painter and writer and brother of the writers Charlotte, Emily and Anne (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, English organist and composer, born in London (d. 1901)

Person of interestEmily 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)

Person of interestEmperor 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)

Emperor of the USA Emperor Norton
Emperor of the USA
Emperor Norton
  • 1819-02-19 Mark Prager Lindo, English/Dutch author/novelist/writer
  • 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-discover 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)
  • 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 Jemima Clough, England, promoted higher education for women
  • 1820-02-28 John Tenniel, England, cartoonist/illustrator (Alice in Wonderland)
  • 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)

Person of interestHerbert Spencer

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

Philosopher and Intellectual Herbert Spencer
Philosopher and Intellectual
Herbert Spencer
  • 1820-08-13 George Grove, biblical scholar/misicographer, born in London, England

Person of interestElizabeth 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)

Person of interestRichard Francis Burton

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

Geographer, Explorer & Translator Richard Francis Burton
Geographer, Explorer & Translator
Richard Francis Burton
  • 1821-06-08 Samuel White Baker, English explorer (Ceylon & Egypt), born in London, England (d. 1893)

Person of interestGeorge Williams

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

Founder of the YMCA George Williams
Founder of the YMCA
George Williams
  • 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)
  • 1822-12-04 Frances Crabbe, England, feminist founded Anti-Vivisection Society
  • 1823-07-23 Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore, English poet
  • 1823-08-11 Charlotte Mary Yonge, England, writer (Heir of Redclyffe)
  • 1823-08-13 Goldwin Smith, English-born historian and journalist (d. 1910)
  • 1823-10-20 Thomas Hughes, English politician and author (Tom Brown's School Days), born in Uffington (d. 1896)

Person of interestMackenzie Bowell

1823-12-27 Mackenzie Bowell, 5th Prime Minister of Canada (1894-96), born in Rickinghall, England (d. 1917)

5th Prime Minister of Canada Mackenzie Bowell
5th Prime Minister of Canada
Mackenzie Bowell
  • 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 E Street, English architect, born in Woodford, London (d. 1881)
  • 1824-09-28 Francis Turner Palgrave, England, poet (Golden Treasury)/prof (Oxford)
  • 1824-10-06 Henry Chadwick, English-American baseball pioneer, developed 1st rule book, born in Exeter, Devon, 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 (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)
  • 1826-11-13 Charles Frederick Worth, English fashion designer (House of Worth), born in Bourne, Lincolnshire (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 (d. 1900)
  • 1827-07-17 Frederick A Able, English chemist/inventor (cordiet)
  • 1828-02-12 George Meredith, England, poet/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 Joseph B Lightfoot, English theologist/bishop of Durham
  • 1828-05-12 Gabriel Dante Rossetti, England, poet/painter, Pre-Raphaelite figure
  • 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

Person of interestCharles Brooke

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

2nd White Rajah of Sarawak Charles Brooke
2nd White Rajah of Sarawak
Charles Brooke
  • 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 (d. 1919)
  • 1830-01-02 Henry Kingsley, English Australian writer, born in Northamptonshire (d. 1876)

Person of interestRobert 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)

British Prime Minister Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
British Prime Minister
Robert Gascoyne-Cecil
  • 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, poet (Winter Rain, Passing Away), born in London, England

Person of interestDavid 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 Edward R L Bulwer-Lytton, English statesman and Viceroy of India (1876-1880)
  • 1831-12-22 Mark Rutherford [Hale White], English writer, born in Bedford, England (d. 1913)

Person of interestLewis Carroll

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

Author and Mathematician Lewis Carroll
Author and Mathematician
Lewis Carroll
  • 1832-06-10 Edwin Arnold, English writer (Light of India)
  • 1832-06-17 William Crookes, English chemist/physicist (Crookes-pipe, thallium)
  • 1832-10-02 Edward Burnett Tylor, English anthropologist
  • 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 (d. 1861)
  • 1834-01-10 John Dalberg, Baron Acton, English historian, MP, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely, born in Naples, Two Sicilies
  • 1834-02-15 William Preece, English electrical engineer/wireless pioneer
  • 1834-03-24 William Morris, England, designer/craftsman/poet/socialist
  • 1834-06-19 Charles Spurgeon, English preacher (d. 1892)

Famous Weddings

Famous Divorces

Famous Deaths

Deaths 801 - 900 of 2,367

  • 1747-04-09 Simon Fraser, 12th baron Lovat Jacobite, last man beheaded in England
  • 1747-12-02 Vincent Bourne, English classical scholar (b. 1695)
  • 1747-12-11 Edmund Curll, English bookseller (b. ca. 1675)
  • 1748-04-12 William Kent, English sculptor/architect (Kensington Palace), dies
  • 1748-05-12 Thomas Lowndes, English astronomer (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 (b. 1662)
  • 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 (b. 1665)
  • 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 religious leader (b. 1702)
  • 1751-12-12 Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke, English statesman and philosopher (b. 1678)
  • 1752-01-16 Francis Blomefield, English topographer (b. 1705)
  • 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 mathematician (b. 1667)
  • 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 architect, 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 lawyer/author (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 (b. 1712)
  • 1757-03-14 John Byng, English Admiral executed by firing squad at 52 for neglecting his duty in defence of Minorca
  • 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 and composer (b. 1670)
  • 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 minister (b. 1692)
  • 1761-01-04 Stephen Hales, English vicar/inventor (ventilator), dies at 83
  • 1761-04-15 William Oldys, English antiquarian and bibliographer (b. 1696)
  • 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 writer (b. 1689)
  • 1762-07-13 James Bradley, 3rd English Astronomer Royal, 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)
  • 1763-01-02 John Casteret earl Granville, English premier, dies at 72
  • 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 Astronomer Royal (b. 1700)
  • 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 (b. 1691)
  • 1768-07-24 Nathanial Lardner, English theologian (b. 1684)
  • 1769-08-02 Daniel Finch, 8th Earl of Winchilsea, English politician (b. 1689)
  • 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
  • 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

Person of interestGeorge Whitefield

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

Anglican Preacher George Whitefield
Anglican Preacher
George Whitefield
  • 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 (b. 1716)
  • 1773-03-24 Philip Dormer Stanhope, English statesman (b. 1694)
  • 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 Holland, English corrupt politician, dies at 68
  • 1775-01-08 John Baskerville, English printer/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 clockmaker (b. 1693)
  • 1776-04-29 Edward Wortley Montagu, English traveler and writer (b. 1713)