1676 in England
Events from the year
1676in the Kingdom of England.
Charles II of England
18 February- Isaac Newtonobserves to Robert Hookethat "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 Southwarkdestroys 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
influenzaepidemic; the first to be recorded as such.
11 December- first performance of William Wycherley's play "The Plain Dealer".
* Construction begins on Trinity College Library, designed by Sir
* Consecration of the first
Greek Orthodoxchurch in England, at Hog Lane, London.
19 January- John Weldon, composer (died 1736)
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)
22 March- Lady Anne Clifford, (born 1590)
10 September- Gerrard Winstanley, religious reformer (born 1609)
11 October- Anthony Terill, theologian (born 1623)
** 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)
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