1719 in Great Britain
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Events from the year 1719 in Great Britain.
- Monarch - King George I
- April - Bank rate set at 5%, at which it will remain for more than a century.
- 28 April - A Peerage Bill, proposed by Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl of Sunderland, to prevent the creation of peers in the House of Lords is defeated in the House of Commons.
- 10 June - British Government forces defeat an alliance of Jacobite and Spanish forces at the Battle of Glen Shiel in Scotland.
- 18 September - James Figg claims to be the first English bare-knuckle boxing champion, a title he will hold until at least 1730.
- The South Sea Company proposes a scheme by which it would buy more than half the national debt of Britain in exchange for concessions.
- 25 April - Daniel Defoe's (anonymous) novel Robinson Crusoe.
- Eliza Haywood's (anonymous) amatory novel Love in Excess; Or, The Fatal Enquiry, vol. I.
- 23 January - John Landen, mathematician (died 1790)
- 13 February - George Brydges Rodney, 1st Baron Rodney (died 1792)
- 4 March - George Pigot, Baron Pigot, governor of Madras (died 1777)
- 13 March - John Griffin Whitwell, 4th Baron Howard de Walden, field marshal (died 1797)
- 30 May - Roger Newdigate, politician (died 1806)
- 11 August - George Augustus Selwyn, Member of Parliament (died 1791)
- 18 January - Samuel Garth, physician and poet (born 1661)
- 17 June - Joseph Addison, politician and writer (born 1672)
- 7 September - John Harris (writer), writer (born c.1666)
- 27 September - George Smalridge, Bishop of Bristol (born 1662)
- 26 November - John Hudson, classical scholar (born 1662)
- 31 December - John Flamsteed, astronomer (born 1646)
- "Changes in Bank Rate". Bank of England. Archived from the original on 2 January 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. p. 297. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- "James Figg (the "First Champion")". The Cyber Boxing Zone Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2012-06-30.
- Leavis, Q. D. (1965). Fiction and the Reading Public (rev. ed.). London: Chatto & Windus.