1728 in Great Britain
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Events from the year 1728 in Great Britain.
- 29 January - First performance of John Gay's The Beggar's Opera.
- March - Spain ends its siege of Gibraltar.
- Late Summer - Voltaire ends his exile in England.
- September - Astronomer James Bradley uses stellar aberration (first observed in 1725) to calculate the speed of light.
- James Bradley observes nutation of the Earth's axis.
- The King's son Frederick, Prince of Wales, arrives in Britain for the first time, aged 21.
- Probable date at which the brown rat first enters Britain.
- Ephraim Chambers' Cyclopaedia, or Universal Dictionary of Arts and Sciences.
- James Gibbs' A Book of Architecture, containing designs of buildings and ornaments.
- Alexander Pope's The Dunciad.
- 9 January - Thomas Warton, poet (d. 1790)
- 3 July - Robert Adam, architect (d. 1792)
- 3 September - Matthew Boulton, manufacturer and engineer (d. 1809)
- 27 October (O.S.) - James Cook, naval captain and explorer (d. 1779)
- 3 April - James Anderson, Scottish historian (b. 1662)
- August – Colonel John Stewart, former Member of Parliament for the Kirkcudbright Stewartry, killed by Sir Gilbert Eliott, 3rd Baronet, of Stobs.
- Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0.
- Williams, Hywel (2005). Cassell's Chronology of World History. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson. ISBN 0-304-35730-8.
- Delambre, J. B. (1827). Histoire de l'astronomie au dix-huitième siècle. Paris: Bachelier.
- Berkenhout, John (1769). Outlines of the Natural History of Great Britain.