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1669 in England

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1669 in England
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Events from the year 1669 in England.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch - Charles II
  • Events

  • 31 May - Citing poor eyesight, Samuel Pepys records the last entry in his diary, one of the most important primary sources for the English Restoration period.
  • 29 October - Isaac Newton appointed Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge.
  • 26 November - Navigator John Narborough sets sail from Deptford to conduct a voyage of exploration in the South Seas.
  • Undated

  • Robert Boyle discovers the chemical element now known as phosphorus.
  • Christopher Wren appointed Surveyor of the King's Works.
  • Count Cosimo, grand duke of Tuscany, visits the Tower of London and gives the Yeomen Warders the nickname "Beefeaters".
  • Publications

  • The cookbook The Closet of the Eminently Learned Sir Kenelme Digbie Kt. Opened.
  • Births

  • probable - Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, statesman (died 1738)
  • Deaths

  • 10 March - John Denham, poet (born 1615)
  • 10 September - Henrietta Maria, queen of Charles I (born 1609)
  • 24 October - William Prynne, Puritan leader (born 1600)
  • 16 December - Nathaniel Fiennes, politician (born c. 1608)
  • References

    1669 in England Wikipedia


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