1675 in England
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Events from the year 1675 in the Kingdom of England.
- Monarch - King Charles II
- 4 March - John Flamsteed appointed as "astronomical observator", in effect, the first Astronomer Royal.
- 25 March - Loss of HMY Mary off Anglesey.
- 13 April - Parliament refuses to vote funds for King Charles; suspended after sitting for just nine weeks.
- 21 June - Reconstruction of St Paul's Cathedral in London under Christopher Wren begins to replace that destroyed by the Great Fire of London in 1666.
- 10 August - King Charles II places the foundation stone of the Royal Observatory, Greenwich in London.
- 20 September - The Great Fire of Northampton occurs in the county town.
- The Green Ribbon Club founded; the earliest political club, based in Fleet Street.
- King Charles issues a "Proclamation for the suppression of Coffee Houses" due to the political activity which occurred in the newly popular establishments.
- Bethlem Hospital, London, moves to new buildings in Moorfields, designed by Robert Hooke.
- 29 May - Humphry Ditton, mathematician (died 1715)
- 2 September - William Somervile, poet (died 1742)
- 11 October - Samuel Clarke, philosopher (died 1729)
- 24 October - Richard Temple, 1st Viscount Cobham, soldier and politician (died 1749)
- Edmund Curll, bookseller and publisher (died 1757)
- 28 July - Bulstrode Whitelocke, lawyer (born 1605)
- 28 November - Basil Feilding, 2nd Earl of Denbigh, English Civil War soldier (born c 1608)
- 6 December - John Lightfoot, churchman and scholar (born 1602)
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