1729 in Great Britain
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Events from the year 1729 in Great Britain.
- 1 May - A tornado destroys buildings in Sussex and Kent.
- 9 November - Treaty of Seville signed between Great Britain, France, Spain and the Dutch Republic.
- November - Completion of the first (wooden) Putney Bridge as the only fixed crossing of the River Thames between London Bridge and Kingston.
- Chiswick House in London, a pioneering example of English Palladian revival architecture, is designed by its owner Richard Boyle with William Kent.
- Opening of Dr Williams's Library in London as a research centre for nonconformist theology.
- Robert Samber's fairy tales Histories or Tales of Past Times, told by Mother Goose (translated from Charles Perrault).
- Jonathan Swift's satire A Modest Proposal.
- 9 June – Thomas Turner, diarist (died 1793
- 10 August - Lord Howe, general (died 1814)
- Samuel Barrington, admiral (died 1800)
- William Buchan, doctor (died 1805)
- John Moore, Scottish physician and writer (died 1802)
- 19 January - William Congreve, playwright (born 1670)
- 21 March - John Law, economist (born 1671)
- 17 May - Samuel Clarke, philosopher (born 1675)
- 5 August - Thomas Newcomen, inventor (born 1663)
- 1 September - Richard Steele, essayist and co-founder of The Spectator (born 1672, Dublin)
- 9 October - Richard Blackmore, physician and writer (born 1654)
- 13 December - Anthony Collins, philosopher (born 1676)