1669 in England
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Events from the year 1669 in England.
- Monarch – 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 the University of Cambridge.
- 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".
- probable – Charles Howard, 3rd Earl of Carlisle, statesman (died 1738)
- 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)