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1683 in England

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1683 in England
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Events from the year 1683 in the Kingdom of England.

Contents

Incumbents

  • Monarch - Charles II
  • Events

  • 9 January - Charles II gives orders establishing the dates on which he will perform the "Touching the King's Evil" ceremony.
  • 6 June - The Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, opens as the world's first university museum.
  • 12 June - The Rye House Plot to assassinate Charles II is discovered.
  • 21 July - Lord Russell is beheaded by Jack Ketch at Lincoln's Inn Fields for his part in the Rye House Plot.
  • 28 July - The Lady Anne, the King's niece and fourth in line of succession, marries Prince George of Denmark in the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace, London.
  • 12 December - Start of exceptional cold spell. The River Thames freezes, allowing a frost fair to be held (pictured).
  • Undated

  • Wild boars are hunted to extinction in Britain.
  • The London Jilt; or, the Politick Whore, probably by Alexander Oldys, is published.
  • Births

  • 1 March - Caroline of Ansbach, queen of George II of Great Britain (died 1737)
  • 3 April - Mark Catesby, naturalist (died 1749)
  • 25 October - Charles FitzRoy, 2nd Duke of Grafton, politician (died 1757)
  • 10 November - King George II of Great Britain (died 1760)
  • 27 December - Conyers Middleton, minister (died 1750)
  • Deaths

  • 15 January - Philip Warwick, writer and politician (born 1609)
  • 21 January - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, politician (born 1621)
  • 19 March - Thomas Killigrew, dramatist (born 1612)
  • 13 July - Arthur Capell, 1st Earl of Essex, statesman (born 1631)
  • 18 August - Charles Hart, actor (born 1625)
  • 21 July - William Russell, Lord Russell, politician (born 1639)
  • 24 August - John Owen, non-conformist theologian (born 1616)
  • 25 October - William Scroggs, lord chief justice of England (born c. 1623)
  • 7 December - John Oldham, poet (born 1653)
  • 7 December - Algernon Sydney, politician (born 1623)
  • 15 December - Izaak Walton, writer (born 1593)
  • References

    1683 in England Wikipedia


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