1676 in England

Events from the year 1676 in the Kingdom of England.

Incumbents

*Monarch - Charles II of England

Events

* 18 February - Isaac Newton observes to Robert Hooke that "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants"."1676: Science." The People's Chronology. Ed. Jason M. Everett. Gale Group, Inc., 2006. eNotes.com. 2006. 11 Oct, 2007]
* 2 March - first performance of George Etheridge's play "The Man of Mode".
* 26 May - Fire in Southwark destroys 625 houses.cite book |last=Palmer |first=Alan & Veronica |year=1992 |title= The Chronology of British History|publisher= Century Ltd|location=London|pages= 193-194|isbn= 0-7126-5616-2]
* September to November - Major influenza epidemic; the first to be recorded as such.
* 11 December - first performance of William Wycherley's play "The Plain Dealer".

Undated

* Construction begins on Trinity College Library, designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
* Consecration of the first Greek Orthodox church in England, at Hog Lane, London.

Births

* 19 January - John Weldon, composer (died 1736)
* baptised 30 January - Charles Fane, 1st Viscount Fane, courtier and landowner (died 1744)
* 14 June - Sir John Rogers, 2nd Baronet, lawyer and politician (died 1744)
* 21 June (Old Style) - Anthony Collins, philosopher (died 1729)
* 26 August - Robert Walpole, first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (died 1745)
* 14 November - Benjamin Hoadly, clergy (died 1761)
* 29 November - Sir Henry Bunbury, 3rd Baronet, politician (died 1733)
* 30 December - John Philips, poet (died 1709)

Deaths

* 22 March - Lady Anne Clifford, (born 1590)
* 10 September - Gerrard Winstanley, religious reformer (born 1609)
* 11 October - Anthony Terill, theologian (born 1623)
* 25 December -
** Matthew Hale, Lord Chief Justice(born 1609)
** William Cavendish, 1st Duke of Newcastle, soldier, politician, and writer (born 1592)
* Henry Stubbe, writer and scholar (born 1632)
* William Samwell, architect (born 1628)

References

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