The United Kingdom in History (Part 4)

Historical Events

Events 301 - 400 of 2,271

  • 1798-09-03 Battle of St. George's Caye: Week long battle begins between the Spanish Empire and Great Britain off the coast of Belize
  • 1798-09-10 British Honduras beats Spain in battle of St George
  • 1798-12-24 Russia & Britain sign Second anti-French Coalition

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1799-01-09 British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger introduces income tax to raise funds for the war against Napoleon

British Prime Minister William Pitt the Younger
British Prime Minister
William Pitt the Younger
French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1799-03-07 The Royal Institution of Great Britain founded; dedicated to scientific research and education.
  • 1799-05-04 Fourth Anglo-Mysore War: The Battle of Seringapatam: The siege of Seringapatam ends when the city is assaulted and the Tipu Sultan killed by the besieging British army, under the command of General George Harris.
  • 1799-06-22 Britain & Russia decide to invade Bataafse Republic
  • 1799-08-13 British fleet under Lord Seymour overthrows Suriname
  • 1799-08-27 British invasion army lands in North Holland
  • 1799-08-30 Batavian fleet surrenders to British
  • 1799-10-06 Battle of Castricum: Franco-Dutch army beats British-Russian army
  • 1799-10-09 Sinking of British frigate HMS Lutine, with the loss of 240 men and cargo worth £1,200,000 off Dutch coast
  • 1799-10-10 Convention of Alkmaar: British-Russian invasion army departs Holland
  • 1800-03-17 British warship Queen Charlotte catches fire; 700 die
  • 1800-07-10 The British Indian Government establishes the Fort William College to promote Urdu, Hindi and other vernaculars of sub continent
  • 1800-09-05 Malta surrenders to British after they blockade French troops
  • 1800-09-13 Curacao in British hands (until Jan 1803)
  • 1801-01-01 The Irish Parliament votes to join the Kingdom of Great Britain, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
  • 1801-03-08 British drive French forces from Abukir, Egypt
  • 1801-03-10 First official census in Great Britain, revealing a population of approximately 10 million

BattleBattle of Interest

1801-04-02 Napoleonic Wars: naval Battle of Copenhagen - The British led by Horatio Nelson destroy the Danish fleet.

British Admiral Horatio Nelson
British Admiral
Horatio Nelson
French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1801-07-06 Battle at Algeciras: French fleet beats British
  • 1801-07-12 Second Battle of Algeciras: British fleet beats French & Spanish (six days after losing the 1st Battle of Algeciras)
  • 1801-10-01 Britain & France sign Preliminary of London
  • 1802-03-25 Great Britain and the French Republic sign the Treaty of Amiens
  • 1802-12-02 Britain sells Suriname to the Netherlands
  • 1803-05-16 Peace of Amiens between French Republic and Great Britain ends

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1803-05-18 Britain declares war on France after Napoleon Bonaparte continues interfering in Italy & Switzerland

French Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
French Emperor
Napoléon Bonaparte
  • 1803-07-05 The convention of Artlenburg leads to the French occupation of Hanover (which had been ruled by the British king).
  • 1803-09-23 Battle of Assaye: British-Indian forces beat Maratha Army
  • 1804-01-31 British vice-admiral William Blighs fleet reaches Curacao
  • 1804-04-28 31 British ships sail up Suriname river demanding transition colony from the Dutch
  • 1804-05-06 Suriname sold to Great Britain (until Feb 1816)
  • 1804-10-02 Britain mobilizes to protect against French invasion
  • 1805-10-21 Battle of Trafalgar: British Admiral Horatio Nelson defeats combined French and Spanish fleet. Nelson shot and killed during battle.
  • 1806-01-08 Battle of Blaauwberg: British forces attack French vassal, the Batavian Republic near Cape Town, modern day South Africa
  • 1806-01-10 Dutch in Capetown surrender to British
  • 1806-01-19 United Kingdom re-occupies the Cape of Good Hope following victory in the Battle of Blaauwberg over French vassal, the Batavian Republic. Establishes British rule in South Africa.
  • 1806-06-24 British under Commodore Popham and Colonel Beresford reach Buenos Aires
  • 1806-06-27 Buenos Aires captured by British
  • 1806-07-10 The Vellore Mutiny is the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company
  • 1806-10-08 British forces lay siege to French port of Boulogne using Congreve rockets, invented by Sir William Congreve
  • 1807-02-03 A British military force, under Brigadier-General Sir Samuel Auchmuty captures the city of Montevideo in the Battle of Montevideo, then part of the Spanish Empire now capital of Uruguay (Napoleonic Wars)
  • 1807-02-19 British squadron under Admiral Duckworth attempts to force passage of Dardanelles
  • 1807-03-25 British Parliament abolishes slave trade throughout the British Empire; penalty of £120 per slave introduced for ship captains

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1807-03-25 George Canning becomes British Foreign Secretary

British Prime Minister George Canning
British Prime Minister
George Canning
  • 1807-06-22 British board USS Chesapeake, a provocation leading to War of 1812
  • 1807-06-28 British troops land at Ensenada, Argentina
  • 1807-12-22 US Congress passes Embargo Act, prohibiting American ships from trading in all foreign ports, as a result of involvement in hostilities between France and Britain.
  • 1808-01-01 Sierra Leone becomes a British colony

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1808-08-21 Battle of Vimeiro: British and Portuguese forces led by General Arthur Wellesley defeat French force under Major-General Jean-Andoche Junot near the village of Vimeiro, Portugal, the first Anglo-Portuguese victory of the Peninsular War.

1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister Arthur Wellesley
1st Duke of Wellington & British Prime Minister
Arthur Wellesley

  • 1809-01-05 Treaty of Dardanelles concluded between Britain & France
  • 1809-01-06 Napoleonic Wars: Invasion of Cayenne, by combined British, Portuguese and colonial Brazilian forces, begins
  • 1809-01-12 British take Cayenne (French Guiana) from French (until 1814)
  • 1809-01-16 Peninsular War: The British defeat the French at the Battle of Corunna
  • 1809-07-27 Battle of Talavera: British/Spanish army vs French army
  • 1809-07-30 British armed force of 39,000 lands in Walcheren
  • 1809-12-26 British invasionary troop leaves Vlissingen
  • 1810-12-22 British frigate HMS Minotaur sinks killing 480
  • 1811-02-11 President Madison prohibits trade with Britain for 3rd time in 4 years
  • 1811-09-18 British expeditionary army conquers Dutch Indies
  • 1812-01-19 Peninsular War: After a ten day siege, Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, orders British soldiers of the Light and third divisions to storm Ciudad Rodrigo
  • 1812-04-05 British storm Badajoz fortress in Extremadura, Spain, held by French & Spanish

MurderAssassination

1812-05-11 British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval is assassinated by John Bellingham in the lobby of the House of Commons, London. Ironically, descendants of both were later elected to Parliament at the same time.

British Prime Minister Spencer Perceval
British Prime Minister
Spencer Perceval
  • 1812-06-18 War of 1812 begins as US declares war against Britain

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

1812-06-22 Upon learning of plans by the Americans to execute a surprise attack, Laura Secord walks 32 km to warn the British troops, which results in a British surprise victory at the Battle of Beaver Dams

Canadian War Heroine Laura Secord
Canadian War Heroine
Laura Secord
  • 1812-08-16 General Hull surrenders Detroit & Michigan territory to British forces

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1812-08-16 British forces under the command of Major General Sir Isaac Brock capture Fort Detroit with the help of Indigenous warriors led by Tecumseh

Native American Leader of the Shawnee Tecumseh
Native American Leader of the Shawnee
Tecumseh
British Army Officer and Administrator Isaac Brock
British Army Officer and Administrator
Isaac Brock
  • 1812-08-19 US warship Constitution defeats British warship Guerriere
  • 1812-10-25 US frigate United States captures British vessel Macedonian

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1813-01-28 Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice" is published by Thomas Egerton in the United Kingdom

Novelist Jane Austen
Novelist
Jane Austen
  • 1813-06-24 Battle of Beaver Dam - British & Indian forces defeat US forces (War of 1812)
  • 1813-07-05 War of 1812: Three weeks of British raids on Fort Schlosser, Black Rock and Plattsburgh, New York begin.
  • 1813-07-31 British invade Plattsburgh, NY
  • 1813-08-12 Robert Southey is appointed British Poet Laureate by King George III
  • 1813-08-14 British warship Pelican attacks & captures US war brigantine Argus
  • 1813-09-10 American Naval Commander Oliver Hazard Perry defeats the British in Battle of Lake Erie
  • 1813-10-05 Battle of Thames in Canada; Americans defeat British
  • 1813-10-23 The Pacific Fur Company trading post in Astoria, Oregon is turned over to the rival British North West Company (the fur trade in the Pacific Northwest was dominated for the next three decades by the United Kingdom).
  • 1813-12-18 British take Fort Niagara in War of 1812
  • 1813-12-29 British burn Buffalo, New York during War of 1812
  • 1814-05-05 British attack Fort Ontario, Oswego, New York
  • 1814-07-05 Americans defeat British & Canadians at Chippewa, Ontario
  • 1814-07-18 British capture Prairie du Chien (Wisc)
  • 1814-07-25 Battle of Niagara Falls (Lundy's Lane); Americans defeat British
  • 1814-08-13 Cape of Good Hope formally ceded to British by the Dutch
  • 1814-08-24 British forces capture Washington, D.C. and destroy many landmarks (War of 1812)
  • 1814-08-25 British forces destroy Library of Congress, containing 3,000 books (War of 1812)
  • 1814-09-11 Begun on the 6th Sept, Americans defeat British at Battle of Plattsburgh during War of 1812
  • 1814-09-11 Battle of Lake Champlain, NY; American Navy defeats British
  • 1814-12-14 The Battle of Lake Borgne in Louisiana: British victory over the United States
  • 1814-12-24 Treaty of Ghent signed, ending US Britain War of 1812
  • 1815-01-03 France, the United Kingdom, and Austria form an alliance against Russia and Prussia
  • 1815-01-15 War of 1812: the USS President, an American frigate, is captured by four British frigates
  • 1815-03-02 Signing of Kandyan treaty by British invaders and Sri Lankan King
  • 1815-04-06 British militia shoots prisoners, 100's killed
  • 1815-06-18 Battle of Waterloo; Napoleon and France defeated by British forces under Wellington and Prussian troops under Blucher
  • 1815-08-09 Napoleon Bonaparte sets sail for exile on St Helena on board British ship the Northumberland
  • 1816-05-10 British steamship "Defiance" arrives at Rotterdam harbor
  • 1816-08-14 Great Britain annexes Tristan da Cunha

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 2,524

  • 1866-04-17 Ernest Starling, British physiologist (d. 1927)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1866-10-12 Ramsay MacDonald, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1924, 1929-35), born in Lossiemouth, Morayshire, Scotland (d. 1937)

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 1867-01-11 Edward B. Titchener, British psychologist. (d. 1927)
  • 1867-05-26 Mary of Teck, wife of George V of the United Kingdom (d. 1953)
  • 1867-08-02 Ernest C Dowson, British poet

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1867-08-03 Stanley Baldwin, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1923-24, 1924-29, 1935-37), born in Bewdley, England (d. 1947)

British Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin
British Prime Minister
Stanley Baldwin
  • 1867-12-25 Alfred Kerr [Kempner], German-British writer, born in Breslau, Silesia (d. 1948)
  • 1868-02-26 Leonard Borwick, British(?) pianist

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1868-06-06 Robert Falcon Scott, British leader of ill-fated south pole expedition, born in Plymouth, England (d. 1912)

Polar Explorer Robert Scott
Polar Explorer
Robert Scott
  • 1868-07-06 Princess Victoria of the United Kingdom (d. 1935)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1868-07-14 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist (Desert & The Sown), born in Washington Hall, County Durham, England (d. 1926)

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • 1868-08-12 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, 22nd Governor of New South Wales (1908-13) and Viceroy of British India (1916-21), born in London, England (d. 1933)
  • 1868-10-23 Frederick Lanchester, , English Engineer who built the first British petrol automobile (1896), born in London, England
  • 1869-03-14 Algernon Blackwood, British writer (d. 1951)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1869-03-18 [Arthur] Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister (C, 1937-40), born in Birmingham, England

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 1869-12-16 Albert F Pollard, British historian (Dict of natural biography)
  • 1870-01-07 Lord Gordon Hewart, British judge (d. 1943)
  • 1870-03-17 Horace Donisthorpe, British entomologist (d. 1951)
  • 1871-01-09 Charles Kortright, British(?) cricket player

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1871-01-17 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), born in Nantwich, England (d. 1936)

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 1871-06-22 William McDougall, British psychologist and polymath (d. 1938)
  • 1871-09-10 Charles Collett, British mechanical engineer (d. 1952)
  • 1872-02-11 Edward Johnston, British craftsman and calligrapher - "the father of modern calligraphy" (d 1944)
  • 1872-04-23 Violet Gordon-Woodhouse, British musician (d. 1951)
  • 1872-07-26 George Louis Beer, American historian (authority on British colonies), born in Staten Island, New York (d. 1920)
  • 1872-10-08 John Cowper Powys, British writer (Wood & Stone, Wolf Solent), born in Shirley, Derbyshire (d. 1963)
  • 1872-12-21 Sidney Ainsworth, British silent film actor (Not in the News, The Rajah's Tunic), born in Manchester, England (d. 1922)
  • 1872-12-26 Norman Angell, British politician/cowboy/journalist, Nobel laureate (1933), (d. 1967)
  • 1873-03-17 Margaret Bondfield, British politician and 1st British female cabinet minister (Labour), born in Chard (d. 1953)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1873-05-09 Howard Carter, British archaeologist and egyptologist who found King Tutankhamun's tomb, born in London (d. 1939)

Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun Howard Carter
Archaeologist and Discoverer of Tutankhamun
Howard Carter
  • 1873-06-21 Henry M Tomlinson, British writer (Sea & Jungle)
  • 1873-10-24 Edmund Taylor Whittaker, Southport, Lancashire, U.K., British mathematician (applied mathematics and the theory of special functions)
  • 1873-11-22 Leopold CMS Amery, British minister of Colonies (India), born in Gorakhpur, British India (d. 1955)
  • 1874-01-25 [William] Somerset Maugham, British novelist/poet (Of Human Bondage), born in Paris, France

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1874-02-15 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), born in Kilkea, Ireland (d. 1922)

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • 1874-10-26 Martin Lowry, English chemist (Brønsted–Lowry acid–base theory), born in Low Moor, Bradford (d. 1936)
  • 1874-11-29 Francis Dodd, British artist (d. 1949)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1874-11-30 Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1940-45, 1951-55) during World War II and winner of the 1953 Nobel Prize in Literature, born in Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England (d. 1965)

Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill
Soldier, Author and British Prime Minister
Winston Churchill
  • 1875-04-29 Rafael Sabatini, Italian/British writer (d. 1950)
  • 1875-10-12 Aleister Crowley, British occultist, founded the religion of Thelema, born in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire England (d. 1947)
  • 1875-12-06 Evelyn Underhill, British poet (d. 1941)
  • 1877-08-01 Charlotte Hughes, 1990 (oldest person in Great Britain)
  • 1877-08-27 Charles Stewart Rolls, British auto manufacturer (Rolls-Royce Ltd)
  • 1877-08-29 Dudley Pound, British admiral of the fleet and 1st Sea Lord (Jutland, WW II), born in Ventnor, Isle of Wight, England (d. 1943)
  • 1877-11-01 Roger Quilter, British composer
  • 1878-01-06 Dame Adeline Genée, Danish-British ballerina (d. 1970)
  • 1878-06-01 John Masefield, British writer and poet (Salt-Water Ballads), Poet Laureate (1930-67), born in Ledbury, Herefordshire (d. 1967)
  • 1879-01-01 Ernest Jones, British psychoanalyst (Life & Work of Sigmund Freud)
  • 1879-03-05 Sir William Beveridge, British economist (d. 1963)
  • 1880-03-12 Henry Drysdale Dakin, British-American biochemist, known for the Dakin-West reaction (d. 1952)
  • 1880-03-17 Sir Patrick Hastings, British barrister (d. 1952)
  • 1880-05-06 Baron W Edmund, Archangel & Ironside, British fieldmarshal
  • 1880-06-21 Josiah Stamp, 1st Baron Stamp, British civil servant, industrialist, economist, statistician and banker (d. 1941)
  • 1880-09-16 Alfred Noyes, British poet/essayist (Loom of Years, Highwayman)
  • 1880-11-25 Elsie J. Oxenham, British children's author (d. 1960)
  • 1881-01-17 Alfred Radcliffe-Browne, British anthropologist (Andaman Islanders), born in Birmingham, England (d. 1955)
  • 1881-02-05 Frederick Leonard Lonsdale, British playwright (Balkan Princess)
  • 1881-03-09 Ernest Bevin, British minister of Labour/Foreign affairs
  • 1881-10-15 P. G. Wodehouse, British-American writer (Bertie Wooster novels), born in Guilford (d. 1975)
  • 1882-03-30 Melanie Klein, Austrian/British psycho analysis
  • 1882-04-24 Hugh Dowding, commander of RAF Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain (d. 1970)
  • 1882-06-10 Neville Henderson, British diplomat
  • 1882-07-27 Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer (d. 1965)
  • 1882-09-19 Christopher Stone, first disc jockey in the United Kingdom (d. 1965)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1883-01-03 Clement Attlee, British Prime Minister (L-1945-51), born in Putney, London (d. 1967)

British Prime Minister Clement Attlee
British Prime Minister
Clement Attlee
  • 1883-01-07 Andrew Browne, Irish/British admiral (WWII)
  • 1883-02-16 Elizabeth Craig, British writer (d. 1980)
  • 1883-03-24 James I Wedgwood, British theosophist and bishop (Liberal Catholic Church), born in London (d. 1951)
  • 1883-04-11 Leonard Mudie, England, British actor (Magnetic Monster, British Intelligence), born in Cheetham, England (d. 1965)
  • 1883-05-05 Archibald Wavell, British general (d. 1950)
  • 1883-10-17 A S Neill, British headmaster (Summerhill)
  • 1883-11-06 Hubert Bath, British film composer and music director, born in Barnstaple, Devon (d. 1945)
  • 1884-04-02 Sir John Squire, British poet, writer, and historian (d. 1958))
  • 1884-05-01 Francis Curzon, 5th Earl Howe, British politician, naval officer and racing driver (d. 1964)
  • 1884-06-13 Gerald Gardner, British occultist (d. 1964)
  • 1884-06-21 Claude "Auk" Auchinleck, British fieldmarshal North-Africa
  • 1884-07-13 Francis B Young, British physician/writer (White Ladies)
  • 1884-08-16 Adrian S Oppenheim, Dutch lawyer/adviser (British Petroleum/Shell)
  • 1885-01-05 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (d. 1940)
  • 1885-03-26 Robert Blackburn, British aviation pioneer
  • 1885-04-01 Clementine Ogilvy Spencer-Churchill (Hozier), British barones
  • 1885-04-03 Harry St John Philby, [sheik Abdullah], British explorer
  • 1885-05-29 Erwin F Finlay-Freundlich, British astronomer (theory of relativity)
  • 1886-03-01 Oskar Kokoschka, Russia/Austrian/British, painter (Erasmus Prize 1960)
  • 1886-03-17 Princess Patricia of Connaught, British princess (d. 1974)
  • 1886-05-10 Olaf Stapleton, British religious sci-fi writer (Star Maker)
  • 1886-05-25 Rash Behari Bose, leader against the British Raj in India (d. 1945)
  • 1886-11-12 Ben Travers, British playwright (d. 1980)
  • 1887-06-20 Kurt Schwitters, German/British dada-artist/poet (collages)
  • 1887-06-26 Anthony G de Rothschild, Britain, philanthropist
  • 1887-08-03 Rupert Brooke, British WW I poet (1914)
  • 1887-08-06 Dudley Benjafield, British racing driver (d. 1957)
  • 1887-08-31 Friedrich A Paneth, Austrian-British chemist, born in Vienna, Austria (d. 1958)
  • 1887-11-01 L. S. Lowry, British painter of industrial scenes, born in Stretford, England (d. 1976)
  • 1887-11-11 Roland Young, British-born American actor, born in London, England (d. 1953)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1887-11-17 Bernard Montgomery, 1st Viscount Alamein, British WWII Field Marshal (African campaign, D-Day) and WWI officer, born in London (d. 1976)

British WWII Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery
British WWII Field Marshal
Bernard Montgomery
  • 1887-12-26 Arthur Ernest Percival, British Army officer (d. 1966)
  • 1888-01-23 Gilbert Ledward, British sculptor
  • 1888-02-21 Clemence Dane, British novelist and playwright (d. 1965)
  • 1889-02-01 Gertrude Caton-Thompson, British archaeologist (Zimbabwe, So Arabia)

Famous Weddings


Famous Divorces


Famous Deaths

Deaths 301 - 400 of 1,290

  • 1913-05-28 Lord Avebury, [John Lubbock], British banker/politician, dies
  • 1913-07-31 John Milne, British geologist (developed the first modern seismograph), dies of Bright's disease at 62
  • 1913-10-31 William Evans-Gordon, British politician (b. 1857)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1913-11-07 Alfred Russel Wallace, British naturalist, explorer and co-discoverer of the theory of evolution through natural selection, dies at 90

Naturalist, biologist, and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace
Naturalist, biologist, and explorer
Alfred Russel Wallace
  • 1914-02-25 John Tenniel, British illustrator (Alice in Wonderland), dies at 93
  • 1914-07-02 Joseph Chamberlain, British minister to Germany, dies at 78
  • 1914-08-17 James Grierson, British general
  • 1914-08-23 George Ambrose Pogson, British consul in Hamburg (1880-1914), dies
  • 1914-08-30 Adrian H Stewart, British lieutenant, dies in battle in Cameroon at 26
  • 1914-09-07 Lord O'Brien, British nobleman, dies at 73
  • 1914-09-08 William E Darwin, British son of Charles Darwin, dies at 74
  • 1915-01-03 James E Flecker, British diplomat/novelist (Hassan), dies at 30
  • 1915-10-12 Edith L Cavell, British nurse, executed by Germans in Belgium (WWII)
  • 1915-10-23 W G Grace, British cricketer, dies
  • 1916-02-28 Henry James, US/British writer (Bostonians), dies in London at 72

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1916-06-05 Horatio Kitchener, British General who commanded British forces during the Battle of Omdurman (Sudan) and the Second Boer War who became British Secretary of State for War during WWI (1914-16), drowns at 65 after the HMS Hampshire struck a German mine

General and Secretary of War Horatio Kitchener
General and Secretary of War
Horatio Kitchener
  • 1916-07-27 Charles Fryatt, British capt of SS Brussels, executed by Germans, dies
  • 1916-08-03 Sir Roger Casement, an Ulster Protestant and ardent Irish nationalist, executed by the British at 51
  • 1916-11-14 Saki, British writer (b. 1870)
  • 1917-04-09 James Hope Moulton, British scholar of Classical Greek (b. 1863)
  • 1917-07-21 Christopher J Forster, British RAF-pilot/capt, dies in battle
  • 1917-11-14 William Smith, British deserter in France, executed at 20
  • 1917-12-17 Elizabeth Garrett Anderson, 1st qualified woman physician in Britain, first woman mayor (Aldeburgh), dies at 81
  • 1918-07-26 Eduard "Mick" Mannock, British WW I flyer (Victoria Cross), dies
  • 1919-03-10 Amelia E. Barr, British-born American writer (Remember the Alamo), dies at 87
  • 1919-07-26 Sir Edward Poynter, British painter (b. 1836)
  • 1920-07-10 Jackie Fisher, British admiral (b. 1841)
  • 1920-08-01 Bal Gangadhar Tilak, early Indian nationalist leader, dies at 64

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1922-01-05 Ernest Shackleton, British-Irish polar explorer (Endurance, Antarctica), dies of a heart attack at 47

Polar Explorer Ernest Shackleton
Polar Explorer
Ernest Shackleton
  • 1922-06-04 William Halse Rivers, British psychologist/anthropologist, dies
  • 1922-10-24 George Cadbury, British chocolate and cocoa manufacturer (Cadbury), dies at 83
  • 1923-04-04 John Venn, English mathematician (Venn Diagram), dies at 88

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1924-08-03 Joseph Conrad, Polish/British writer (Heart of Darkness), dies at 66

Novelist Joseph Conrad
Novelist
Joseph Conrad
  • 1924-09-18 Francis Herbert Bradley, British philosopher (neo-idealism), dies
  • 1924-10-29 Frances Hodgson Burnett, British born American playwright and children's author ("Little Lord Fauntleroy"), dies at 74
  • 1924-11-19 Lee Stack, British sirdar in Egypt/gov-gen of Sudan, murdered
  • 1925-03-20 George N Curzon, British Foreign minister (1919-22), dies at 66
  • 1925-05-12 Alfred Milner, British governor (Cape Colony)/minister, dies at 71
  • 1925-11-20 Alexandra, Danish princess/Queen of Great Britain, dies at 80
  • 1926-05-21 Ronald Arthur A Firbank, British writer (Prancing Nigger), dies at 40

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1926-07-11 Gertrude Bell, British archaeologist, dies at 57

Archaeologist and Writer Gertrude Bell
Archaeologist and Writer
Gertrude Bell
  • 1926-08-01 Israel Zangwill, British zionists writer (Ghetto tragedies), dies
  • 1927-01-09 Houston S Chamberlain, British/German race theorist, dies at 71
  • 1927-05-02 Ernest Starling, British physiologist (b. 1866)
  • 1927-06-14 Jerome K. Jerome, British author (b. 1859)
  • 1927-08-04 John Dillon, Irish nationalist/British Lower house leader, dies at 75

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1928-02-15 H. H. Asquith, British Prime Minister (Liberal: 1908-16), dies at 75

British Prime Minister H. H. Asquith
British Prime Minister
H. H. Asquith
  • 1928-08-29 Richard B Haldane, British viscount/lord-chancellor, dies at 72
  • 1929-02-12 Lillie Langtry, British singer and actress (b. 1853)
  • 1929-08-05 Millicent Fawcett, British suffragist (b. 1847)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930-03-19 Arthur Balfour, British Prime Minister (Conservative: 1902-05) and Foreign Secretary (Balfour Declaration), dies of unremitting circulatory trouble at 81

British Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
British Prime Minister
Arthur Balfour
  • 1930-04-21 Robert Bridges, English poet, British Poet Laureate (1913-30), dies at 85
  • 1930-06-13 Henry Segrave, British racing driver who held land speed records and the water speed record (b. 1896)

Person of interestPerson of Interest

1930-07-07 Arthur Conan Doyle, British writer (Sherlock Holmes), dies at 71

  • 1930-10-05 Christopher Birdwood Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson, British military officer (b. 1875)
  • 1931-01-14 William Ernst Johnson, British mathematician, dies
  • 1931-02-11 Charles Algernon Parsons, British inventor (steam turbine), dies at 76
  • 1931-05-05 Glen Kidston, British aviator and racing driver (b. 1899)
  • 1932-01-01 C P Scott, British journalist, publisher and politician (b. 1846)
  • 1932-02-10 R H Edgar Wallace, British writer/journalist (3 Just Men), dies at 76
  • 1932-03-11 Dora Carrington, British Bloomsbury artist commits suicide aged 38
  • 1933-05-26 Horatio Bottomley, British financier and politician (b. 1860)
  • 1933-06-22 Henry Birkin, British racing driver (b. 1896)
  • 1933-07-08 Anthony Hope, British author (b. 1863)
  • 1933-09-24 Alice Muriel Williamson, British novelist (b. 1869)
  • 1934-04-14 Gerald du Maurier, British actor (Power, Escape!, Masks and Faces), at 61
  • 1935-02-13 Violet Paget, British author (Gospels of Anarchy), dies at 78
  • 1935-06-06 Julian Byng, British army officer (b. 1862)
  • 1935-08-11 William Watson, British poet (Purple East), dies
  • 1935-10-10 Arthur Henderson, British Labour minister (Nobel 1934), dies at 72
  • 1935-10-27 E. A. D. Eldridge, British racing driver (b. 1897)

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1935-11-20 John Jellicoe, 1st Earl Jellicoe, British Admiral of the Fleet, dies of pneumonia at 75

British Admiral of the Fleet John Rushworth Jellicoe
British Admiral of the Fleet
John Rushworth Jellicoe

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1936-01-20 George V, King of Britain (1910-36), dies at 70

King of the United Kingdom George V
King of the United Kingdom
George V
  • 1936-02-19 Charles Harding Firth, British historian (b. 1857)

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1936-03-12 David Beatty, 1st Earl Beatty and British Admiral of the Fleet during World War I (Battle of Jutland), dies of heart failure at 65

British Admiral of the Fleet David Beatty
British Admiral of the Fleet
David Beatty
  • 1937-05-15 Phillip Snowden, British politician first Labour Chancellor of the Exchequer, dies at 72
  • 1937-06-11 R. J. (Reginald Joseph) Mitchell, British aircraft designer (b. 1895)
  • 1937-07-18 Julian Bell, British poet (b. 1908)
  • 1937-08-06 Ferdinand CS Schiller, British philosopher (Mind!), dies at 72
  • 1937-08-14 Sapper, British soldier, novelist (Bull-Dog Drummond), dies at 48

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1937-11-08 Ramsay MacDonald, British Prime Minister (Labour: 1924, 1929-35), dies of natural causes at sea on board the liner Reina del Pacifico at 71

British Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald
British Prime Minister
Ramsay MacDonald
  • 1938-09-06 John Stuart Hindmarsh, British racing driver and aviator (b. 1907)
  • 1939-03-27 Constance Lindsay Skinner, Quesnel British Columbia, Canadian author (Rivers of America), dies at 57
  • 1939-04-06 Robert Courtneidge, British theater producer, dies
  • 1939-06-26 Ford M Ford, [Hueffer], British writer, (Tietjens Saga) dies at 65
  • 1940-01-05 Humbert Wolfe, Italian-British poet (b. 1885)
  • 1940-08-13 George C Pearce, American actor (The Shadow Sinister, British Agent, Valiant), dies at 75

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1940-11-09 Arthur Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister (1937-40), dies of bowel cancer at 71

British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain
British Prime Minister
Neville Chamberlain
  • 1940-11-17 Eric Gill, British sculptor (b. 1882)
  • 1941-03-11 Walford Davies, English composer, dies at 71

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1941-03-28 Virginia Woolf-Stephen [Adeline], British writer (To Lighthouse), dies from suicide at 59

  • 1941-04-17 Al Bowlly, British dance band vocalist (b. 1899)
  • 1941-05-24 Lancelot Holland, British vice-admiral (WW II-Hood), dies in battle
  • 1941-06-01 Hugh S Walpole, British writer (Killer & the Slain), dies
  • 1941-06-15 Evelyn Underhill, British writer (b. 1875)
  • 1942-01-22 Walter Richard Sickert, British painter (Free House!), dies at 81
  • 1942-07-20 Patric Cobb, British sea officer, dies in battle
  • 1942-07-31 Francis E Younghusband, British journalist/explorer, dies at 79
  • 1943-01-09 Robin G Collingwood, English philosopher (Roman Britain), dies at 53
  • 1943-01-24 John Burns, British minister of Local Government (1905-14), dies