1687 in England
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- 4 April – King James II issues the Declaration of Indulgence (or Declaration for the Liberty of Conscience), suspending laws against Roman Catholics and nonconformists.
- 1 May – King James II attends the consecration of Ferdinando d'Adda, Papal Nuncio to London, as titular Archbishop of Amasia in the Royal Chapel of St James's Palace.
- 4 September – King James II tries to expel the Fellows of Magdalen College, Oxford, for refusing to Catholicise their institution.
- 5 July – Isaac Newton's Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, known as the Principia, is published by the Royal Society of London.
- 7 November – William Stukeley, archaeologist (died 1765)
- 16 April – George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham, statesman (born 1628)
- 1 September – Henry More, philosopher (born 1614)
- 12 September – John Alden, Mayflower pilgrim (born c. 1599)
- 21 October – Edmund Waller, poet (born 1606)
- 14 November – Nell Gwynne, mistress of Charles II of England (born 1650)
- 16 December – Sir William Petty, philosopher (born 1623)