Today in English History (Part 7)

England: Birmingham UK - Bradford - Bristol - Leeds - Liverpool UK - London - Manchester - Sheffield

Historical Events

Events 601 - 700 of 1,446

1703-11-26 - Great storm of 1703 hits Southern England (NS 7 Dec) - 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 & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
1704-08-03 - English/Dutch fleet under Rooke/Callenburgh occupy Gibraltar
1704-08-04 - War of Spanish Succession, English & Dutch troops occupy Gibraltar
1704-08-25 - Battle of Malaga: French vs English & Dutch fleet
Physicist & Mathematician Isaac NewtonPhysicist & Mathematician Isaac Newton 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; form United Kingdom of Great Britain
1707-05-01 - England, Wales & Scotland form United Kingdom of Great Britain
1708-03-23 - English pretender to the throne James III lands at Firth of Forth
1708-03-27 - Pretender to the English throne James III flees to Dunkirk
1708-08-29 - British troops occupy Menorca & Sardinia
1708-10-21 - Dutch & English troops occupy Lille (Rijsel)
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)
1710-12-08 - Battle of Brihuega in the War of the Spanish Succession: British General James Stanhope captured by French & Spanish forces
1711-03-08 - Antoin de Guiscard tries English premier Haley for murder
1711-12-31 - Duke of Marlborough fired as English army commander
1712-07-17 - England, Portugal & France sign ceasefire [or 19th]
1713-01-30 - England & Netherlands sign 2nd anti-French boundary treaty
1713-02-10 - Netherlands & England sign accord concerning anti-French Barrier [OS=Jan 31]
1713-04-11 - Peace of Utrecht; France cedes Maritime provinces to Britain - English, Prussian, Savoois, Portuguese & French peace treaty
1714-01-07 - Typewriter patented by Englishman Henry Mill (built years later)
1714-07-27 - British Queen Anne dismisses premier Robert Haley
King George IKing George I 1714-08-01 - Monarch Georg Ludwig becomes King George I of England
1714-10-20 - Georg Ludwig von Hannover crowned as English King George I
1715-11-25 - First English patent granted to an American, for processing corn
1715-12-22 - English pretender to the throne James III lands at Peterhead
1716-02-06 - England & Netherlands renew alliance
1716-06-05 - England & Emperor Karel VI signs military treaty
1716-10-09 - Britain & France sign treaty
1717-01-04 - Netherlands, England & France sign Triple Alliance
1717-03-02 - The Loves of Mars and Venus becomes the first ballet performed in England.
1718-07-31 - Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish
1718-08-11 - Battle at Cape Passaro: English fleet destroys Spanish
1720-02-10 - Edmund Halley appointed 2nd Astronomer Royal of England
1720-06-10 - Mrs Clements of England markets first paste-style mustard
1721-03-09 - English Chancellor Exchequer John Aislabie confined in London Tower
1721-04-03 - Robert Walpole becomes Britain's 1st Lord of the Treasury - effective Prime Minister, although that term was never officially used (indeed, it was considered an insult) until much later.
1721-06-13 - England signs Treaty of Madrid
1724-04-01 - Henry Pelham becomes English minister of War
1724-04-06 - Duke of Newcastle becomes English minister of Foreign Affairs
1725-09-03 - Britain, France, Hannover & Prussia sign Covenant of Hannover
United States Founding Father Benjamin FranklinUnited States Founding Father Benjamin Franklin 1726-10-11 - Benjamin Franklin returns to Philadelphia from England
1727-05-31 - France, Britain & Netherlands sign accord of Paris
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.
1728-03-06 - Spain & Britain sign (1st) Convention of Pardo
1729-11-09 - Spain, France & Britain sign Treaty of Seville
1730-05-15 - Robert Walpole becomes effectively Britain's 1st prime minister (was: chief min)
1730-08-04 - Crown prince Frederick of Prussia escapes to England
1731-03-16 - Treaty of Vienna signed by Prince Eugene of Savoy, Count Sinzendorf and Count Gundacker, Thomas Stahremberg and the British envoy to Vienna, Sir Thomas Robinson.
1732-08-01 - Foundations laid for Bank of England
1733-01-13 - James Oglethorpe & 130 English colonists arrive at Charleston, SC
1733-05-17 - England passes Molasses Act, putting high tariffs on rum & molasses imported to the colonies from a country other than British possessions
1734-12-13 - England & Russia sign trade agreement
1737-07-31 - Prince Frederick of Wales escapes English court
1738-03-28 - Parliament sends an address to the king requesting that he demand redress from Spain (War of Jenkin's Ear)
1738-05-09 - England routes fleet in Mediterranean Sea & West-Indies
1739-01-14 - England and Spain sign 2nd Convention of Pardo
1739-04-07 - Dick Turpin executed in England for horse stealing
1739-10-19 - England declares war on Spain [OS=Oct 30]
1739-10-30 - Great Britain declares war on Spain: War of Jenkin's Ear [NS=Oct 19]
1741-03-04 - British fleet under Rear Admiral of the Blue Sir Chaloner Ogle reaches Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)
1741-03-09 - English fleet under admiral Ogle begins assault on Cartagena
1742-11-18 - Prussia & Brtain sign anti-French military covenant
1743-08-16 - Earliest boxing code of rules formulated in England (Jack Broughton)
1743-09-02 - Britain/Austria/Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
1743-09-13 - Britain, Austria & Savoye-Sardinia sign Treaty of Worms
1744-02-09 - Battle at Toulon (French/Spanish vs English fleet of Adm Matthews)
1744-02-22 - Battle at Toulon: English-French & Spanish fleet
1744-03-15 - French King Louis XV declares war on Britain
1744-11-23 - English premier John Carteret resigns
1745-01-08 - England, Austria, Neth & Saxon sign anti-Prussian Quadruple Alliance
1745-03-09 - Bells for 1st American carillon shipped from England to Boston
1745-06-16 - British fleet occupies Cap Breton on St Lawrence River
1745-08-26 - Britan, Prussia & Hannover sign treaty
1745-09-21 - Battle of Preston Pans: Bonnie Prince Charles beats English army
1745-11-11 - Bonnie Prince Charlie's army enters England
1746-02-10 - English Pelham government resigns
1746-10-11 - Battle at Rocourt: French drive out English/Austria/Neth armies
1747-07-01 - Battle at Lafeld: France beat British/Dutch army
1747-12-09 - England & Netherlands sign military treaty
1748-01-26 - Britain, Netherlands, Austria & Sardinia sign anti-French treaty
1748-03-19 - Naturalization Act passes granting Jews right to colonize north American colonies
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 supposed witch
1751-08-31 - British troops under Sir Robert Clive occupy Arcot, India
1751-09-13 - Britain signs Austrian & Russian alliance
1752-06-09 - French army surrenders to the British in Trichinopoly India
1752-09-02 - Last Julian calendar day in Britain and British colonies (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
1752-09-03 - Britain and the British Empire (including the American colonies) adopt the Gregorian Calendar, losing 11 days. People riot thinking the government stole 11 days of their lives
1752-09-14 - Britain (and American colonies) adopt Gregorian calendar (no Sept 3-Sept 13th)
1753-06-13 - Austria, England & Modena sign secret military treaty
1753-07-07 - British parliament grants Jews citizenship
1754-03-18 - Duke of Newcastle becomes English premier
1755-04-15 - Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language" published in London.
1755-09-08 - Battle of Lake George in the Province of New York: British army beats French

Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 601 - 700 of 3,954

1787-11-04 - Edmund Kean, England, actor (Edmund Kean's Masonic Career)
1787-12-09 - John Dobson, English architect (d. 1865)
1787-12-15 - Charles Cowden Clarke, English editor/Shakespearean critic
1787-12-16 - Mary Russell Mitford, English writer (d. 1855)
1788-01-11 - William Thomas Brande, English chemist (d. 1866)
1788-01-22 - Lord [George Gordon Noel] Byron, England, romantic poet (Don Juan)
1788-09-22 - Theodore Edward Hook, English author (d. 1841)
1789-03-17 - Edmund Kean, London England, tragic actor (Shylock)
1789-07-19 - John Martin, English painter
1789-09-28 - Richard Bright, England, physician (Bright's Disease/nephritis)
1789-10-08 - William John Swainson, English naturalist and artist (d. 1855)
1790-04-30 - John Cockerill, English/Belgian industrialist
1790-12-19 - William Parry, England, Arctic explorer
1791-03-15 - Charles Knight, English publisher (d. 1873)
Inventor Charles BabbageInventor Charles Babbage (1791-12-26) 1791-12-26 - Charles Babbage, London, British inventor (calculating machine), (d. 1871)
1792-03-07 - John Herschel, Slough England, William Herschel's son, astronomer
1792-06-16 - John Linnell, English artist (d. 1882)
1792-08-04 - Percy Bysshe Shelley, England, romantic poet (Adonais)
1792-10-05 - Joseph Crosfield, English soap and alkali manufacturer (d. 1844)
1792-11-11 - Mary Anne Evans, English wife of Benjamin Disraeli (d. 1872)
1792-11-13 - Edward John Trelawney, England, traveler/author (Adv of Younger Son)
1793-03-03 - William Charles Macready, English actor (d. 1873)
1793-07-03 - John Claire, England, poet
1794-06-28 - Allen Frances Gardiner, Berkshire, England, naval officer and missionary in inter alia Port Natal
1795-04-28 - Charles Sturt, England, explorer (Australia)
1795-06-13 - Thomas Arnold, English educator/historian (History of Rome)
1795-09-06 - Frances Wright, English writer and lecturer (d. 1852)
Romantic Poet John KeatsRomantic Poet John Keats (1795-10-31) 1795-10-31 - John Keats, London, England, romantic poet (Ode to a Grecian Urn), (d. 1821)
1795-12-22 - Thomas Ainsworth, English/Neth industrialist (Twentse textile)
1796-07-18 - Feargus O'Connor, County Cork, leader of English Chartists
1796-09-19 - Hartley Coleridge, English poet (d. 1849)
1796-10-09 - Joseph Bonomi the Younger, English Egyptologist (d. 1878)
1796-11-06 - George Back, English sea officer/explorer (North Canada)
1797-08-30 - Mary Shelley, London England, author (Frankenstein)
1799-02-05 - John Lindley, English botanist (Elements of Botany)
Frankenstein Author Mary ShelleyFrankenstein Author Mary Shelley (1797-08-30) 1799-05-23 - Thomas Hood, English poet/composer (Song of the Shirt)
1800-02-11 - William Henry Fox Talbot, Wiltshire England, photographic pioneer
1800-10-25 - Thomas Babington Macaulay, England, poet/historian (Ivry, Naaseby)
1801-02-07 - John Rylands, England, merchant/philanthropist
1801-02-21 - John Henry Newman, England, cardinal/author (Dream of Gerontius)
1801-07-29 - George Bradshaw, English publisher (d. 1853)
1801-08-03 - Joseph Paxton, English landscape architect (Crystal Palace)
1802-02-06 - Charles Wheatstone, English physicist/musician [or Feb 7]
Photography Pioneer William Henry Fox TalbotPhotography Pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-02-11) 1802-08-14 - Letitia Elizabeth Landon, England, poet (Heath's Book of Beauty)
1803-06-30 - Thomas Lovell Beddoes, English poet
1805-02-04 - William H Ainsworth, English writer (Old St Paul's, Rookwood)
1805-08-09 - Joseph Locke, English railway and civil engineer (d. 1860)
1805-08-29 - Frederick Maurice, English theologian (d. 1872)
1805-11-07 - Thomas Brassey, English civil engineering contractor (d. 1870)
1806-03-06 - Elizabeth Barrett-Browning, Coxhoe Hall England, poet (Sonnets from the Portuguese)
1806-03-28 - Thomas Hare, English barrister (d. 1891)
1806-06-16 - Edward Davy, English physician, chemist, and inventor (d. 1885)
1807-02-08 - Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins, English sculptor and naturalist (d. 1889)
1808-12-22 - Thomas Cook, England, tour director (Thomas Cook & Son)
Naturalist Charles DarwinNaturalist Charles Darwin (1809-02-12) 1809-02-12 - Charles Darwin, England, discovered evolution (Origin of the Species)
1809-03-31 - Edward FitzGerald, England, writer (Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam)
1809-08-06 - Alfred Lord Tennyson, Somersby, England, Poet Laureate of Great Britain
1809-11-27 - Frances Anne "Fanny" Kemble, England, Shakespearian actress (Juliet)
1810-03-27 - William Hepworth Thompson, English classical scholar (d. 1886)
1810-04-11 - Henry Rawlinson, English scholar (d. 1895)
1810-11-10 - George Jennings English sanitary engineer (d. 1882)
1810-11-28 - William Froude, England, engineer/naval architect
Poet Alfred TennysonPoet Alfred Tennyson (1809-08-06) 1811-01-09 - Gilbert Abbott à Beckett, English writer (d. 1856)
1811-03-21 - Nathaniel Woodard, English educationalist (d. 1891)
1811-07-18 - William Makepeace Thackeray, England, Victorian novelist (Vanity Fair)
1812-02-07 - Charles Dickens, England, novelist (Oliver Twist, Tale of 2 Cities)
1812-03-01 - Augustus Pugin, English-born architect (d. 1852)
1812-05-07 - Robert Browning, London England, poet (Pied Piper)
1812-05-12 - Edward Lear, England, landscape painter, (Complete Nonsense Book)
1812-07-15 - James Hope-Scott, English barrister (d. 1873)
Poet Robert BrowningPoet Robert Browning (1812-05-07) 1812-12-06 - Robert Spear Hudson, English businessman (d. 1884)
1812-12-14 - Charles J Canning, English earl/1st viceroy of British-Indies
1813-01-04 - Louis L Bonaparte, English/French linguist/senator
1813-03-15 - John Snow, English epidemiologist (d. 1858)
1814-01-11 - James Paget, English surgeon (disease of Paget)
1814-01-17 - Ellen Wood, English author (East Lynne, Pomeroy Abbey)
1814-06-08 - Charles Reade, England, novelist (Cloister & Hearth)
1815-04-24 - Anthony Trollope, England, novelist/poet (Barchester Towers)
1815-06-11 - Julia Margaret Cameron, English photographer (d. 1879)
1815-11-24 - Grace Darling, English heroine (d. 1842)
Mathematician, Computer Programmer Ada LovelaceMathematician, Computer Programmer Ada Lovelace (1815-12-10) 1815-12-10 - Ada Lovelace, London, English mathematician (d. 1852)
1816-04-17 - Thomas Hazlehurst, English Methodist chapel builder (d. 1876)
1816-04-21 - Charlotte Bronte, Tornton England, novelist (Jane Eyre)
1816-04-22 - Philip James Bailey, English poet (Festus)
1816-07-20 - William Bowman, English anatomist
1817-02-02 - John Glover, English chemist (sulfuric acid)
1817-04-18 - George Henry Lewes, English philosophical writer (Life of Goethe)
1817-07-15 - John Fowler, English engineer (London Metropolitan Railway)
1818-03-22 - John Ainsworth Horrocks, English-born explorer of South Australia (d. 1846)
Novelist Emily Jane BronteNovelist Emily Jane Bronte (1818-07-30) 1818-07-30 - Emily Jane Bronte, Thornton England, novelist (Wuthering Heights), (d. 1848)
1818-09-16 - Francis Seymour Haden, English surgeon/graphic artist
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 (d. 1891)
1819-06-05 - John Couch Adams, English astronomer (co-discover Neptune)
1819-11-22 - George Eliot, [Mary Anne Evans], Nuneaton England, author (Middlemarch, Silas Marner)
1820-01-17 - Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall)
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)

Famous Weddings

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Famous Divorces

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Famous Deaths

Deaths 601 - 700 of 1,945

1702-01-06 - Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [NS=Jan 17]
1702-01-17 - Thomas Franklin, English smith/uncle of B Franklin, dies [OS=Jan 6]
1702-03-08 - William III, Dutch King of England (1689-1702), dies at 51 [NS-Mar 19] (b. 1650)
1702-03-19 - Willem III Henry, [Dutch William], king of England/Scot, dies at 51
1702-04-23 - Margaret Fell, English Quaker leader (b. 1614)
1702-11-04 - John Benbow, English vice-admiral (Santa Marta), dies
1703-04-20 - Lancelot Addison, English royal chaplain (b. 1632)
1703-05-26 - Samuel Pepys, English marine expert (Diary)/composer, dies at 70
1703-10-28 - John Wallis, English mathematician/cryptographer (wig of W), dies
1704-04-08 - Henry Sydney, 1st Earl of Romney, English statesman (b. 1641)
1704-06-18 - Tom Brown, English satirist (b. 1662)
1704-07-20 - Peregrine White, first English child born in the Massachusetts Bay Colony (b. 1620)
Philosopher John LockePhilosopher John Locke (1704-10-28) 1704-10-28 - John Locke, English philosopher (2 treatises of government), dies at 72
1705-01-17 - John Ray, English naturalist (b. 1627)
1705-07-13 - Titus Oates, English Protestant conspirator (b. 1649)
1705-11-30 - Catherine of Braganza, wife of Charles II of England (b. 1638)
1706-01-29 - Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, English poet and courtier (b. 1638)
1707-01-20 - Humphrey Hody, English theologian (b. 1659)
1707-06-23 - John Mill, English theologian
1707-08-18 - William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Devonshire, English soldier and statesman (b. 1640)
1707-09-15 - George Stepney, English poet and diplomat (b. 1663)
1708-09-06 - Sir John Morden, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1623)
1708-10-28 - Prince George of Denmark, Consort of Queen Anne of England (b. 1653)
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
1709-07-17 - Robert Bolling, English settler in Virginia (b. 1646)
1709-10-09 - Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, English mistress of Charles II of England (b. 1640)
1709-11-23 - Hans Willem baron Bentinck, Dutch/English earl of Portland, dies at 60
1710-04-28 - Thomas Betterton, English actor
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, English Lord Protector (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
1712-08-29 - 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 actress (b. 1658)
1713-11-20 - Thomas Tompion, English clock maker (cylinder tunnel), dies at 74
1713-12-14 - Thomas Rymer, English historian (b. 1641)
1714-02-02 - John Sharp, English Archbishop of York (b. 1643)
1714-02-24 - Edmund Andros, English governor in North America (b. 1637)
1714-06-22 - Matthew Henry, English non-conformist minister (b. 1662)
1714-08-01 - Anne Stuart, Queen of England (1702-14), dies at about 49
1714-08-26 - Edward Fowler, English Bishop of Gloucester (b. 1632)
1715-08-12 - Nahum Tate, English poet/playwright/poet laureate, dies
1715-10-15 - Humphry Ditton, English mathematician (b. 1675)
1715-12-15 - George Hickes, English linguist (Old German Philology), dies at 73
1716-04-26 - John Somers, 1st Baron Somers, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1651)
1716-06-05 - Roger Cotes, English mathematician (b. 1682)
1716-06-28 - George FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, English general (b. 1665)
1716-07-08 - Robert South, English churchman (b. 1634)
1717-10-26 - Catherine Sedley, English mistress of James II of England (b. 1657)
1718-01-06 - Richard Hoare, English goldsmith and banker (b. 1648)
1718-02-01 - Charles Talbot, 1st Duke of Shrewsbury, English politician (b. 1660)
1718-02-18 - Pierre Antoine Motteux, French-born English dramatist (b. 1663)
1718-05-07 - Mary of Modena, wife of James II of England (b. 1658)
English Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William PennEnglish Philosopher and Founder of Pennsylvania William Penn (1718-07-30) 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 (b. 1674)
1719-06-17 - Joseph Addison, English poet/writer/secretary of state, dies at 47
1719-09-07 - John Harris, English writer
1719-09-27 - George Smalridge, English Bishop of Bristol (b. 1662)
1720-01-31 - Thomas Grey, 2nd Earl of Stamford, English privy councillor (c. 1654)
1720-02-27 - Samuel Parris, English-born Puritan minister (b. 1653)
Pirate BlackbeardPirate Blackbeard (1718-11-22) 1720-08-09 - Simon Ockley, English orientalist (b. 1678)
1720-11-17 - Calico Jack, English pirate (b. 1682)
1721-02-05 - James Stanhope 1st earl of Stanhope, English general, dies at 47
1721-02-16 - James Craggs the Younger, English politician (b. 1686)
1721-02-24 - John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, English statesman and poet (b. 1648)
1721-03-16 - James Craggs the Elder, English politician (b. 1657)
1721-10-11 - Edward Colston, English merchant and philanthropist (b. 1636)
1721-12-17 - Richard Lumley, 1st Earl of Scarbrough, English statesman (b. 1640)
1721-12-22 - Nathaniel Hawes, tortured & executed in England for robbery
1722-01-21 - Charles Paulet, 2nd Duke of Bolton, English supporter of William III of England (b. 1661)
1722-06-16 - John Churchill up Marlborough, English general strategist, dies at 72
Architect Christopher WrenArchitect Christopher Wren (1723-02-25) 1723-02-25 - Christopher Wren, England, astronomer/architect, dies at 90
1723-02-26 - Thomas d'Urfey, English writer (b. 1653)
1723-04-11 - John Robinson, English diplomat (b. 1650)
1723-07-26 - Robert Bertie, 1st Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven, English statesman (b. 1660)
1723-08-17 - Joseph Bingham, English scholar (b. 1668)
1723-10-10 - William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper, Lord Chancellor of England (b. 1665)
1723-11-07 - Godfrey Kneller, English painter (74-77), dies
1723-12-01 - Susanna Centlivre, English dramatist and actress
1724-02-12 - Elkanah Settle, English writer (b. 1648)
1724-06-15 - Henry Sacheverell, English churchman and politician (b. 1674)
1724-11-16 - Jack Sheppard, English robber, hanged
1725-04-08 - John Wise, English clergyman (b. 1652)
1725-05-21 - Robert Haley earl of Oxford, English Whig-premier (1710-4), dies at 63
1725-05-24 - Jonathan Wild, English criminal (b. 1682)
1726-03-05 - Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull, English politician
1726-03-26 - John Vanbrugh, Dutch/English playwright (Provoked Wife), dies at 62
1726-05-10 - Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans, English soldier (b. 1670)
1726-12-02 - Samuel Penhallow, English-born American colonist and historian (b. 1665)


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