1669 in England
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Events from the year 1669 in England.
- Monarch - King Charles II
- 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 Cambridge University.
- 26 November - Navigator John Narborough sets sail from Deptford to conduct a voyage of exploration in the South Seas.
- 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".
- 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)