1684 in England
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Events from the year 1684 in the Kingdom of England.
- Monarch – Charles II
- January–March – England has its coldest winter in living memory; the River Thames and the sea as far as 2 miles out from land freezes over. The Chipperfield's Circus dynasty begins when James Chipperfield introduces performing animals to England at the Frost Fair on the Thames in London.
- 5 January – Charles II gives the title Duke of St Albans to Charles Beauclerk, his illegitimate son by Nell Gwyn.
- 15 March – highwayman John Nevison hanged for murder.
- 10 May – Titus Oates arrested for perjury.
- 31 July – the village of Churchill, Oxfordshire, is largely destroyed by fire.
- 10 December – Isaac Newton's derivation of Kepler's laws from his theory of gravity, contained in the paper De motu corporum in gyrum, is read to the Royal Society by Edmund Halley.
- The East India Company receives Chinese permission to build a trading station at Canton.
- Robert Hooke invents the semaphore line.
- John Bunyan writes the second part of The Pilgrim's Progress
- 6 June – Nathanial Lardner, theologian (died 1768)
- 16 November – Allen Bathurst, 1st Earl Bathurst, politician (died 1775)
- date unknown – James Figg, first English bare-knuckle boxing champion (died 1734)
- 5 February – Dorothy Spencer, Countess of Sunderland (born 1617)
- March – John Lambert, general (born 1619)
- 1 April – Roger Williams, theologian and colonist (born 1603)
- 5 April – Lord William Brouncker, mathematician (born 1602)
- 4 May – John Nevison, highwayman (born 1639)
- 6 July – Peter Gunning, royalist churchman (born 1614)
- 8 August – George Booth, 1st Baron Delamer (born 1622)
- October – Dud Dudley, ironmaster (born 1600?)
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