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Pepys, Samuel

Born: 1633 AD
Died: 1703 AD
Nationality: English
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1633 – He was born on the 23rd of February this year in London.


1649 – Samuel Pepys attended the execution of Charles I, in this year.


1651 – He entered Magdalene College, Cambridge, taking his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1654.


1660 – He began to keep a diary. In April and May of that year, he accompanied Montagu’s fleet to The Netherlands to bring Charles II back from exile.


1662 – Pepys became a younger brother of Trinity House, and on the 30th of  April, He received the freedom of Portsmouth. He joined the Tangier committee in August 1662,


1663 – He independently negotiated a £3000 contract for Norwegian masts, demonstrating the freedom of action that his superior abilities allowed.


1665 – He became its treasurer in this year. On February 21, 1665 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Society.


1669 – He and his wife took a holiday to France and the Low Countries in June–October 1669; but, on their return, Elisabeth fell ill and died on 10 November 1669.


1673 – He was promoted to Secretary to the Admiralty Commission and elected M.P. for Castle Rising, Norfolk.


1676 – He was elected as Master of Trinity House. At the beginning of 1679, Pepys was elected M.P. for Harwich. By May of that year, he was under attack from his political enemies.


1683 – He was sent to Tangier to assist Lord Dartmouth with the evacuation of the British colony. After six months’ service, he travelled back through Spain, returning to England on 30 March 1684.


1689 – He was defeated in the parliamentary election at Harwich; in February, one week after the accession of William and Mary, he resigned his secretaryship.From May to July of this year, he was imprisoned on suspicion of Jacobitism, but no charges were ever successfully brought against him.


1690 – In June of this year, he was imprisoned again.


1701 – After his release, he retired from public life, aged 57. Ten years later, in this year, he moved out of London, to a house at Clapham, then in the country though now very much part of greater London, where he lived until his death.


1703 – He died on the 26th day of May this year.