1711 in Great Britain
- 24 February – the London premiere of Rinaldo by George Frideric Handel, the first Italian opera written for the London stage, at the Queen's Theatre, Haymarket.
- 1 March – first edition of the magazine The Spectator published.
- 23 May – Robert Harley made Earl of Oxford.
- 29 May – Harley made Lord High Treasurer.
- 11 August – the first race meeting is held at Ascot Racecourse.
- 22 August – the Quebec Expedition, a British attempt to attack Quebec as part of Queen Anne's War, fails when 8 of its ships are wrecked in the Saint Lawrence River and 850 soldiers drown, one of the worst disasters in British history up to this date.
- 8 September – the South Sea Company receives a Royal Charter.
- 15 December – Occasional Conformity Act bars nonconformists and Roman Catholics from public office.
- 31 December – John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough is replaced by James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde as the Commander-in-Chief of the Forces.
- Commission for Building Fifty New Churches set up under terms of the New Churches in London and Westminster Act (1710).
- Alexander Pope publishes the poem An Essay on Criticism.
- 7 May – David Hume, philosopher (died 1776)
- 19 August – Edward Boscawen, admiral (died 1761)
- 1 September – William Boyce, composer (died 1779)
- 22 September – Thomas Wright, astronomer, mathematician, instrument maker, architect, garden designer, antiquary and genealogist (died 1786)
- 5 November – Catherine Raftor, later Kitty Clive, actress (died 1785)
- 19 March – Thomas Ken, bishop and hymn-writer (born 1637)
- 2 May – Laurence Hyde, 1st Earl of Rochester, statesman (born 1641)
- 6 July – James Douglas, 2nd Duke of Queensberry, politician (born 1662)
- 25 August – Edward Villiers, 1st Earl of Jersey, politician (born c. 1656)
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