Events noted in 1740

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Died: Aquino, Charles De a miscellaneous writer of considerable fame

Died: Argentre, Charles Duplessis D' bishop of Tulles

Died: Aubriet, Claude a celebrated painter of flowers

Born: Bacon, John an eminent English sculptor

Born: Bagot, Lewis an English prelate

Died: Baratier, John Philip a very extraordinary German scholar

“Disquisitio historico-chronologica de successione antiquissima episcoporum Romanorum, cum quatuor dissertationibus,” Baratier, John Philip a very extraordinary German scholar

Born: Baron, Richard a dissenting minister

“Divine Legation,” Bate, Julius an English divine of the Hutchinsonian principles

“Etica philosophica,” Baumgarten, Alexander Theophilus a philosopher of the German school

“Prefatory discourse,” Benson, William an English critic

“A Letter to a fellow of a college; beingthe sequel of a Letter to a young gentleman of Oxford,” Bentham, Edward canon of Christ-church

Born: Berenger, John Peter a French miscellaneous writer

“Dissertations melees sur divers sujets importans et curieux,” Bernard, John Frederic an industrious and learned bookseller of Amsterdam

Born: Abingdon, Willoughby Bertie earl of

“Viridiciae canonicarum Scripturarum vulgatse Latinoe editionis,” Bianchini, Joseph nephew of the preceding

“A course of Sermons on the Lord’s Prayer,” Bisse, Thomas an English divine

Died: Blondel, Laurence who was born at Paris in 1671

Born: Boccherini, Lewis an eminent musical composer

“Introductio in praxin clinicam,” Boerhaave, Herman an illustrious physician and professor at Leyden

Born: Boswell, James the friend and biographer of Dr

Died: Bray, Sir Reginald was second son of sir Richard Bray

Died: Brereton, Jane an English poetess

“Memoirs of the bashaw duke de Rippercla,” Campbell, John an eminent historical

Died: Carte, Samuel an English divine

“The History of the Revolutions of Portugal, from the foundation of that kingdom to the year 1567, with letters of sir Robert Southwell, during his embassy there, to the duke of Ormonde; giving a particular account of the deposing don Alphonso, and placing don Pedro on the throne,” Carte, Thomas a very learned English historian

Born: Chelsum, James a learned divine of the church of England

“The English Malady: or, a treatise of Nervous diseases of all kinds; as Spleen, Vapours, Lowness of Spirits, Hypochondriacal and Hysterical distempers, &c.” Cheyne, George a physician of considerable eminence and singular character

Died: Chicoyneau, Aime Francis born at Montpellier in 1702

“Life of Edward the Black Prince,” Collins, Arthur a laborious antiquary

Born: Corilla, Maria Maddelana Fernandez a late celebrated improvisatrice

Died: Daubenton, Louis John Maria an eminent French naturalist

Died: Daubuz, Charles a learned French protestant divine

“An historical account of the life and rei^n of David king of Israel.” Delany, Patkick a clergymnn of Ireland

Born: Downman, Hugh an ingenious physician and poet

“Academica, sive de judicio erga verum, in ipsis primis fontibus, opera P. Valentiae Zafrensis, editio jiova emendatior,” Durand, David a very eloquent French protcstant preacher at the Savoy in London

“Ruins of Rome,” Dyer, John an English poet

Born: Earle, William Benson a very munificent benefactor

“The Journal of his Mission,” Egede, Hans an enterprising Danish missionary

“Piombi antichi,” Ficoroni, Francis a famous Roman medallist

Died: Fielding, Henry beyond all comparison the first novel-writer of this country

“Remarques historiques sur les medaille* et monnoies,” Formey, John Henry Samuel a Prussian writer of various talents

“Journal de Berlin,” Formey, John Henry Samuel a Prussian writer of various talents

Died: Frederic Ii. surnamed the Great

Died: Gagnier, John an eminent orientalist

“Physical Astronomy,” Gamaches, Stephen Simon a writer of some eminence

Born: Gaucher, Charles Stephen a French engraver and man of letters

“Lettre a M. Berger de Charancy, Eveque de Montpellier,” Gaultier, John Baptist was born about 1685

“Histoire des Amazones ancienneset modernes,” Guyon, Marie-Claude a French historian

“Index to Dr. Edvards’s Preservative against Socinianism,” Hearne, Thomas an eminent English antiquary

Born: Hele, Thomas by birth an Englishman

Died: Hughes, Jabez was the younger brother of Mr

Died: Jago, Richard an English poet

Died: Jervas, Charles a painter of this country

Born: Kauffman, Mary Angelica a female artist

Born: Levi, David a learned Jew

Died: Linnæus, Charles afterwards Von Linne'

“Moral Philosopher.” Lowman, Moses a learned dissenting clergyman

“Parallele des Romains et des Franc.ais,” Mably, Gabriel Bonnot, Abbe' De a celebrated French political and miscellaneous writer

“Monumenta Typographica,” Mallinkrott, Bernard dean of the cathedral of Munster

“Oeuvres de Brantome,” Marchand, Prospeu an author to whom the curious in literary history are greatly indebted

“Chef-d‘oeuvre d’un inconnu,” Marchand, Prospeu an author to whom the curious in literary history are greatly indebted

Died: Marchmont, Hugh Hume, Campbell, Third Earl Of a nobleman of great learning and accomplishments

“Memoirs of the Academy of Paris,” Martin, Benjamin an eminent optician

“Essays Medical and Philosophical,” Martine, George a physician

Died: Milles, Jeremiah an English divine and antiquary

“Considerations sur la Commerce et la Navigation de la Grande Bretagne,” Montesquieu, Charles De Secondat, Baron Of a very celebrated French writer

Born: Nasmith, James a learned divine and antiquary

“Four letters on Ecclesiastical Discipline,” Necker, Charles Frederick professor of civil law at Geneva

“Newtoni Genesis Curvarum per Umbras,” Newton, Sir Isaac the most splendid genius that has yet adorned human nature (16431727)

“Memoirs of the Academy of Sciences” Nollet, John Anthony a French abbe

“Table astronomiques,” Parcieux an able mathematician

“Histoire des Celtes,” Pelloutier, Simon an historical writer

Died: Pepusch, John Christopher one of the greatest theoretic musicians of modern times

Born: Percival, Thomas an eminent physician

Died: Piper, Francis Le an English comic painter

“Monumenta inedita Rerum Germanicarum,” Pontanus, John Isaac historiographer to his Danish majesty

“Coutume d'Orleans,” Pothier, Robert Joseph son of a counsellor to the presidial of Orleans (16991772)

“The Negotiation of Sir Thomas Roe, in his Embassy to the Ottoman Porte, from 1621 to 1628 inclusive,” Richardson, Samuel a celebrated writer of novels

“Dissertations on Duels, and the Orders of Knighthood,” Roques, Peter a pious and learned Protestant clergyman

Born: Sanchez, Peter Anthony a learned Spanish ecclesiastic

Born: Saussure, Horace Benedict De an eminent naturalist

“Colomesiana,” Scaliger, Joseph Justus son of the preceding

Born: Schmidt, Christopher a learned German

Born: Sheepshanks, William a learned English clergyman

Born: Smellie, William a naturalist of some eminence

“The principles and connexion bf Natural and Revealed Religion distinctly considered,” Sykes, Arthur Ashley a divine of the church of England

Born: Throsby, John a topographical writer

Died: Tickell, Richard an ingenious writer

Born: Toplady, Augustus Montague a strenuous champion for the Calvinism of the church of England

“The Theological Works of Dr. Pocock,” Twells, Leonard a learned English divine

Born: Tyson, Michael a learned divine and ingenious artist

“Anatomical Dissertations” Valsalva, Antony Maria an eminent physician

Died: Venn, Henry a pious divine of the church of England

Died: Walton, George a gallant naval officer

“An experimental inquiry on some parts of the animal structure,” Wintringham, Clifton an eminent physician

Born: Wodhull, Michael the first translator into English verse of all the tragedies and fragments of Euripides which are extant

“Monumenta typographies,” Wolfe, John Christopher a learned scholar

Died: Wyndham, Sir William an eminent statesman

1741

Died: Achards, Eleazar-Francis De La Baume De was born at Avignon

Born: Adam, Alexander LL.D. an eminent schoolmaster and useful writer in Scotland

“Orthopedic; ou l'art de prevenir et de corriger, dans les enfants, les Difformites du corps,” Andry, Nicholas surnamed Bois-Regard

“Histoire de premieres expeditions de Charlemagne pendant sa jeunesse et avant son regne,” Angilbert, St. abbot of Centula

Died: Arnall, William a political writer of considerable note during the administration of sir Robert Walpole

“De Gneca Latini sermonis origine,” Arntzenius, Otho brother of the preceding

Born: Bahrdt, Charles Frederick one of those German writers who have of late years disgraced the profession of religion and philosophy

Died: Banier, Anthony licentiate in laws

Born: Barry, James an English artist of considerable fame

“An essay towards explaining the third chapter of Genesis, in answer to Mr. Warburton,” Bate, Julius an English divine of the Hutchinsonian principles

“An Enquiry into the nature of the human Soul, wherein its immateriality is evinced from the principles of reason and philosophy;” Baxter, Andrew a very ingenious metaphysician and natural philosopher

“Observations sur les Plantes,” Bazin, N. a physician at Strasburgh

“Scripture Chronology, demonstrated by astronomical calculations, in eight books,” Bedford, Arthur a pious and learned clergyman of the church of England

“The doctrine of Justification by Faith stated according to the articles of the church of England. Contained in nine questions and answers,” Bedford, Arthur a pious and learned clergyman of the church of England

“Ad disciplinam Mechanicam, Nauticam, et Geographicam Acroasis critica et historica,” Belgrado, James an eminent Italian mathematician

Born: Benyowsky, Count Mauritius Augustus De an adventurer of very dubious

“Methodus cranii ossa dissuendi, et machinse hunc in finem constructs, delineatio,” Bergen, Charles Augustus De a German anatomist and botanist

Died: Beyer, Augustus a German Protestant minister

“De‘ gran duchi di Toscana della real casa de’ Medici,” Bianchini, Joseph Maria an Italian scholar of the last century

“Acta scholastica,” Bidermann, John Theophilus a very learned and voluminous German writer

“Account of Milton,” Birch, Thomas a late valuable historical and biographical writer

Died: Blackbourne, John a learned English divine of the last century

“De precavenda polyporum generatione.” Boehmer, Justin Henning a very celebrated German lawyer

“Visitation sermon” Bolton, Robert dean of Carlisle

“Exposition de la Doctrine Chretienne par demandes et par reponses,” Bougeant, William Hyacinth a French historian and miscellaneous writer

Died: Bretonneau, Francis born at Tours in 1660

Born: Brunswick-Oels, Frederick Augustus, Duke Of a general of infantry in the Prussian army

“L'Histoire de Thamas Kouli-Kan, sophi de Perse,” Cerceau, John Antony Du a French Jesuit

Born: Chamfort, Sebastian Roche Nicolas an ingenious French writer

Born: Chantreau, Peter Nicholas an ingenious French writer

“Elements of Geometry,” Clairault, Alexis Claude a celebrated French mathematician and academician

Born: Desrochers, Andier Stephen John engraver to the French king

“The Blind Beggar of Bethnal-green,” Dodsley, Robert an English poet and miscellaneous writer

“Visitation Sermon on the desireableness of the Christian Faith, published at the request of bishop Sherlock,” Dodwell, William was born at Shottesbrooke

Born: Dundas, Henry Lord Viscount Melville

Born: Farr, Samuel an eminent physician at Taunton

“La Belle Wolfienne,” Formey, John Henry Samuel a Prussian writer of various talents

“Memoires pour servir a Tbistoire de Pologae,” Formey, John Henry Samuel a Prussian writer of various talents

“Christianity, Tidings of Joy,” Gambold, John a pious bishop among the Moravian brethren

Died: Gibert, Balthasar an elegant French scholar

Died: Granet, Francis deacon of the church of Aix

“The Philosopher;” Hagedorn, Frederic a celebrated German poet of the last century

“Dissertation on the Chronology of the Septuagint,” Hayes, Charles esq. a very singular person

Born: Herder, John Gottfried a German philosopher of the new school

“Commentatio de Medulla Spinali, speciatim de Nervis ab ea provenientibus,” Huber, John James a celebrated anatomist

Born: Hunter, Henry a popular preacher and writer

Died: Jablonski, Daniel-Ernest a learned Polish Protestant divine

Born: Lavater, John Caspar the celebrated physiognomist

“Traité historique et pratique sur le chant ecciesiastique,” Lebeuf, John a French historian and antiquary

“Of Queen Elizabeth,” Leti, Gregory a voluminous writer of history

Born: Linnæus the oldest

“Observations sur l'Electrical,” Louis, Anthony an eminent French surgeon

“Dissertation sur les forces motrices des corps,” Mairan, John James D'Ortous De a French philosopher

“Lettre a Madame du Chatelet, sur ia question des forces vives,” Mairan, John James D'Ortous De a French philosopher

“Apophthegmata,” Maittaire, Michael an eminent classical editor

Died: Marcello, Benedetto a nobleman celebrated for musical knowledge

Born: Masson, Francis an enterprizing botanist

“La vita di Pietro Aretino,” Mazzuchelli, John Maria a nobleman of Brescia

“De rebus mancipi et nee mancipi.” Meerman, Gerard a very learned lawyer and pensionary of Rotterdam was born at Leyden in 1722; of his early history

“De Antiquitate Punctorum Vocalium.” Michaelis, John David a celebrated biblical critic

“Elements of Hebrew accentuation,” Michaelis, John David a celebrated biblical critic

“Public Register,” Mordaunt, Charles earl of Peterborough

“Historia Tartarorum ecclesiastica,” Mosheim, John Lawrence an illustrious German divine (16951755)

“Memoirs of his Travels” Oliveyra, Francis Xavier De knight of the military order of Christ

“Letters, familiar, historical, political, and critical,” Oliveyra, Francis Xavier De knight of the military order of Christ

“Memoires concernant le Portugal,” Oliveyra, Francis Xavier De knight of the military order of Christ

“Infallabilitas act. Rom. Pont.” Orsi, Francis Joseph Augustine an eminent cardinal

Born: Pallas, Peter Simon a celebrated naturalist

“A mechanical and critical Enquiry into the nature of Hermaphrodites,” Parsons, James an excellent physician and polite scholar

Born: Pechmeja, John De a man of letters in France

Born: Perouse, John Francis Galaupde La an able but unfortunate navigator

Died: Petit, Francis Pourfour Du a learned physician

Died: Polignac, Melchior De a celebrated French cardinal

“Dictionary of Cases of Conscience” Pontas, John a celebrated casuist

Died: Porée, Charles a zealous and learned Jesuit

“An Account of Tumours which soften the Bones,” Pott, Percival an English surgeon of the highest eminence (17131788)

Died: Rollin, Charles a French writer of very great abilities

Died: Scott, David was born near Haddington

“Miscellanies,” Silhouette, Stephen De a French writer

“Traite* mathematique sur le bonheur,” Silhouette, Stephen De a French writer

“Epitres morales, Lettres phiiosophiques, et Traits mathematiques,” Silhouette, Stephen De a French writer

“Moral contemplations of the works of Nature” Sulzer, John George a very eminent German

Died: Synge, Edward a pious and learned archbishop of Tuam in Ireland

Born: Trimmer, Sarah a very ingenious lady

“Epistola ad virum eruditum Conyers Middleton, c.” Tunstall, James a learned and amiable divine

“Defence of Leibnitz’s philosophy against M. de Crousaz,” Vattel, Emer De, an eminent publicist

“A general and complete Abridgment of Law and Equity,” Viner, Charles an eminent benefactor to the study of law

Died: Weston, Stephen bishop of Exeter (?–1742)

“Gentleman’s Diary” Witchell, George a good astronomer and mathematician

Born: Withering, William an able physician and botanist

1742

“Reflexions on the Augsburgh Confession,” Ahlwardt, Peter professor of logic and metaphysics at GreifewaJd

Died: Amhurst, Nicholas an English political and miscellaneous writer

Died: Andry, Nicholas surnamed Bois-Regard

“Ragioni della Sede apostolica sopra il Ducato di Parma e Piacenza esposte a‘ sovrani e principi Catholici dell’ Europa,” Antonelli, Nicholas Maria count of Pergola

“Bibliothecae Mediceo-Laurentianse et Palatinoe codicum manuscr. Orientalium catalogus,” Assemani, Stephen Evodius nephew of the preceding

“Dissertatio de Calculorum seu Latrunculorum ludo,” Averani, Joseph was born at Florence the 19th of March 1662

Born: Baker, William a learned printer

Died: Beattie, James LL. D. an eminent philosopher

“Ad disciplinam Hydrostaticam Acroasis historica et critica,” Belgrado, James an eminent Italian mathematician

Died: Benedictus, Peter a celebrated Maronite

“Gnomon Nov. Test, in quo ex nativa verborum vi simplicitas, profunditas, concinnitas sensuum ccelestium indicatur,” Bengel, John Albert a learned German divine

“Dissertatio posthuma de tribus generibus instrumentorum musicse veterum orgatiicse,” Bianchini, Francis a very learned Italian astronomer and philosopher

“Elementa physices,” Bilfinger, George Bernard an eminent German philosopher and statesman

“Our Saviour’s divine sermon on the mount, explained and the pi-actice of it recommended in divers sermons and discourses,” Blair, James, M. A. was born and bred in Scotland

“Chylificationis historia,” Bordeu, Theophilus De son to the preceding

Born: Born, Ignatius Baron

“Dissertation sur le grand pontifical des empereurs Remains,” Bouhier, John president a mortier of the parliament of Dijon

Died: Bourguet, Louis who was born at Nimes in 1678

“Traite des petrifactions,” Bourguet, Louis who was born at Nimes in 1678

“Miscellaneous Tracts.” Bowyer, William the most learned English printer of whom we have any account

Died: Bremond, Francis De a member of the French academy of sciences

“Historia Critica Philosophiae,” Brucker, John James the learned author of the “History of Philosophy

“Dissertations surPincertitude des signesde lamort, et Tabus des enterremens et embaumemens precipites,” Bruhier, John James D' Ablaincourt a French physician

Born: Byrne, William an eminent landscape engraver

Born: Cadell, Thomas an eminent bookseller

“Concise history of Spanish America,” Campbell, John an eminent historical

“A full Answer to the Letter from a bystander,” Carte, Thomas a very learned English historian

“A short and plain Catechism, being an explanation of the Creed, Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer, by way of question and answer,” Chandler, Samuel an eminent dissenting minister

Died: Clarke, Dr. Alured an English divine

“The Church discipline respecting the fast of Lent,” Concina, Daniel a very celebrated Dominican divine

Died: Crawford, William was born at Kelso

Born: Dombey, Joseph an eminent French botanist and traveller

Died: Dorigny, Lewis an historical painter

Died: Dunlop, Alexander, A. M. was brother to the above

“Templum Libertatis,” Ellis, John a miscellaneous writer of some reputation in the last age

Born: Evans, Thomas a bookseller of London

Died: Falle, Philip a learned man

“A Literary History of Aquileia, in Latin,” Fontanini, Juste a learned archbishop of Ancyra

Died: Fontenay, Peter Claude a French Jesuit

“Commissaire pour les extraits,” Garengeot, Rp.Ne Jamf.S Croissant De an eminent French surgeon

“Bibliotheca Cardinalis Imperialis,” Goodal, Walter a Scotch antiquary

Died: Gotti, Vincent Lewis a learned cardinal

“De vita et studiis, &c.” Gotti, Vincent Lewis a learned cardinal

Died: Grandlus, Gumo a philosopher and mathematician

“A Sj’stem of Morality,” Gravesande, William James an eminent Dutch philosopher

Died: Gray, Thomas an eminent English poet

“Epistolae ab Ecclesiie Helvetica; reformatoribus vel ad eos scriptae,” Grey, Lady Jane was an illustrious personage of the blood royal of England by both parents: her grandmother on her father’s side

“Sage;” Hagedorn, Frederic a celebrated German poet of the last century

Died: Hammond, James well remembered as a man esteemed and caressed by the elegant and great

Died: Havercamp, Sigebert a classical editor of considerable fame

“Sallust.” Havercamp, Sigebert a classical editor of considerable fame

“Oratio anniversaria in Theatro Coll. Medicor. Londinensium, ex Harveii instttuto habita die 18 Oct. A. D. 1742, a Benj. Hoadly, M. D. Coll. Med. & S. R. S.” Hoadly, Benjamin eldest son of the bishop of Winchester

Born: Holt, John a miscellaneous writer of considerable merit (?–1801)

“An account of the conduct of the dowager duchess of Marl borough, from her first coming to court to the year 1710.” Hooke, Nathaniel celebrated for a “Roman History

“Commentatio de Vaginas Uteri structura rugosa, necnon *de Hymene,” Huber, John James a celebrated anatomist

“Humphr. Hodii, lib. 2. de Græcis illustribus Linguæ Græcæ Literarumque humaniorum instauratoribus,” Jebb, Samuel, M. D. a native of Nottingham

“Anacreon,” Lami, John an Italian ecclesiastic

“Memorabilia Italorum eruditione praestantium, quibus vertens sseculum gloriatur,” Lami, John an Italian ecclesiastic

“Dialogi d'Aniceto Nemesio,” Lami, John an Italian ecclesiastic

Died: Leonardo, Leo principal organist of the chapel royaj at Naples

“Pamela, a Comedy,” Love, James an actor and dramatic writer

“A complete system of Fluxions, with their application to the most considerable problems in geometry and natural philosophy.” Maclaurin, Coun an eminent mathematician and philosopher

“Philo Judaeus,” Mangey, Thomas a learned English divine

“Oeuvres de Villon,” Marchand, Prospeu an author to whom the curious in literary history are greatly indebted

Born: Marshal, Andrew a late eminent anatomist and physician

“Treatise of the acute diseases of Infants,” Martyn, John professor of botany at Cambridge

“Specimen calculi fluxionalis,” Meerman, Gerard a very learned lawyer and pensionary of Rotterdam was born at Leyden in 1722; of his early history

“Geographia Antiqua & Nova; taken partly from Dufresnoy’s ‘ Methode pour etudier la Geographic;’ with Ceilarius’s Maps,” Morant, Philip a learned and indefatigable antiquary and biographer

Died: Nettleton, Thomas a physician and miscellaneous writer

“An Ode to the Right Honourable the Earl of Orford, on Retirement,” Newcomb, Thomas son of a worthy clergy

“Tables for purchasing College Leases,” Newton, Sir Isaac the most splendid genius that has yet adorned human nature (16431727)

Died: Norden, Frederick Lewis an eminent geographer and traveller

“La Bibliotheqtie des Auteurs de Bourgogne,” Papillon, Philibert a learned canon of la Chapelle-au Riche

“A description of the Urinary Human Bladder, and the parts belonging to it, with figures,” Parsons, James an excellent physician and polite scholar

“Philo was an author that deserved to have a better text and a better version.” Philo, Judæus an ancient Greek writer

“Dissertazione sopra al Tempio di Diana di Efeso,” Poleni, John an Italian marquis

Born: Reed, Isaac a gentleman eminently conversant in literary history

“Eight Sermons at Lady Moyer’s lecture,” Ridley, Dr. Gloster a learned divine

Died: Sabatier, Peter a learned French Benedictine

Born: Scheele, Charles William a very learned chemist

Died: Sheffield, John duke of Buckinghamshire

“Alliance,” Silhouette, Stephen De a French writer

Born: Stuart, Gilbert a Scottish historian

Died: Townley, Charles an accomplished scholar and connoisseur

Died: Tyrwhitt, Thomas one of the most eminent scholars and critics of the last century

“After the revolution he retired into Flanders, where he died soon after. He left two children, a daughter who became a nun, and a son whom Dodd speaks of as” Ward, Thomas whom we mentioned under the article Edward Ward

“A summary view of the doctrine of Justification. 2. An Inquiry concerning the antiquity of the practice of infant communion, as founded on the notion of its necessity. The whole published from the originals, in pursuance of the request of the author, by Joseph Clarke, M. A.” Waterland, Daniel a learned English divine

“A Letter to the Rev. Mr. William Warburton, M. A. occasioned by some passages in his book, entitled ‘The Divine Legation of Moses demonstrated.’ By a gentleman of Lincoln’s Inn,” Webb, Philip Carteret

Died: Wheatley, Charles the author of an excellent illustration of the Book of Common Prayer

1743

“Animadversionum ad Æschylum libri duo; accedunt annotationes ad qusedam loca Novi Testament!,” Abresch, Frederic Louis an eminent Greek scholar and commentator

“Traite” Alembert, John Le Rond D' an eminent French philosopher

Died: Anderson, John a learned German

Died: Arlaud, James Anthony a celebrated painter

Died: Astori, John Anthony a learned Italian antiquary

Died: Baker, Sir George an eminent physician

“A defence of Mr. Hutchinson’s plan,” Bate, Julius an English divine of the Hutchinsonian principles

“The Loves of Ismene & Isménias,” Beauchamps, Pierre François Godard De a French miscellaneous writer

“De longis jejuniis dissertatio.” Beccaria, James Bartholomew a very eminent physician

“Horye Mathematics Vacua*, or a treatise of the Golden and Ecliptick Numbers,” Bedford, Arthur a pious and learned clergyman of the church of England

“De Phialis vitreis ex minimi silicis casa dissilientibusAcroasis,” Belgrado, James an eminent Italian mathematician

Died: Benzelius, Eric archbishop of Upsal

“Elettra,” Bergalli, Louisa an Italian poetess

“Pentas obervationum anatomico-physiologicarum,” Bergen, Charles Augustus De a German anatomist and botanist

“De lacteorum vasorum positionibus et fabrica,” Bianchi, John Baptist a celebrated Italian anatomist

Died: Bibbiena, Ferdinand Galli painter and architect

“De insolentia titulorum librariorum,” Bidermann, John Theophilus a very learned and voluminous German writer

“Specimen theologiae naturalis,” Bock, Frederic Samuel professor of divinity and Greek in the university of Konigsberg

“Institutions et Aphorismes,” Boerhaave, Herman an illustrious physician and professor at Leyden

“Consultationes medicse, sive sylloge epistolarum cum responsis,” Boerhaave, Herman an illustrious physician and professor at Leyden

“Dissertatio physiologica de sensu generice considerate,” Bordeu, Theophilus De son to the preceding

Born: Brand, John secretary to the society of antiquaries

Born: Cagliostro, Count Alexander a noted impostor

Died: Campbell, John second duke of Argyle

“Hermippus Redivivus,” Campbell, John an eminent historical

“The Musical Century,” Carey, Henry a musical composer and poet

“A full and clear vindication of the full answer to a Letter from a bystander,” Carte, Thomas a very learned English historian

“Catalogue des rolles Gascons, Normans, et Francois, conserves dans les archives de la Tour de Londres; tire* d‘apres celui du Garde* desdites archives; & contenant la precis & le sommaire de tous les titres qui s’y trouvent concernant la Guienne, la Normandie, & les autres provinces de la France, sujettes autres fois auX rois d’Angleterre, &c.” Carte, Thomas a very learned English historian

“Vrai systeme de physique generate de Newton,” Castel, Lewis Bertrand a geometrician and philosopher

Born: Cecil, Richard a late clergyman of the church of England

Died: Cheyne, George a physician of considerable eminence and singular character

“Theory of the Figure of the Earth,” Clairault, Alexis Claude a celebrated French mathematician and academician

“Del vitto Pythagorico,” Cocchi, Anthony of Florence

“Dissertations theological, moral, and critical, on the history of probability and rigourism,” Concina, Daniel a very celebrated Dominican divine

Born: Condorcet, John Antony Nicolas Caritat Mapquis De an eminent French philosopher and mathematician

Died: Corradini, De Sezza, Peter Marcellinus a learned antiquary

Born: Cowley, Hannah an ingenious and popular dramatic writer

Died: Cuming, Sir Alexander a man of considerable talents

Died: Dahl, Michael a painter

“The Liberty of Sweden,” Dalin, Olaus Von a learned Swede

“Essay on Maritime Power and Commerce,” Deslandes, Andrew Francis Boltreau a French writer

Died: Despohtes, Francis an eminent painter

“Two Sermons on the eternity of future punishment, in answer to Whiston with a Preface,” Dodwell, William was born at Shottesbrooke

Born: Edwards, Bryan the very able and accurate historian of the West Indies

“The Doctrine of Fluxions,” Emerson, William a very eminent mathematician

Born: Ewald, John a Danish poet of considerable reputation in his own country (?–1781)

“Gallia Christiana.” Florez, Henry a Spanish Augustine

“Basilica Bruxellensis” Foppens, John Francis an eminent historian and biographer

“Reflections on the natural antiquity of government, arts, and sciences, in Egypt,” Forster, Nathaniel an English divine and scholar of eminence in the last ceatury

Died: Fourmont, Stephen professor of the Arabic and Chinese languages at Paris

“Horace” Francis, Philip an English clergyman

Died: Gayot De Pitaval, Francis a French author

“Bibliotheque des Gens de Cour.” Gayot De Pitaval, Francis a French author

Born: Gmelin, Samuel Gottlieb nephew to the preceding

Born: Guibert, James Antony Hypolitus a French writer on military affairs

Died: Halde, John Baptist Du the historian of China

“Museum Richterianum,” Hebenstreit, John Ernest a celebrated physician and philologer of Leipsic

Died: Herring, Thomas a distinguished English prelate

Died: Hervey, John, Lord Hervey Of Ickworth a political and poetical writer of considerable fame

“Vigerus de Idiotismis Linguae Graecae,” Hoogeveen, Henry a very celebrated Dutch philologer

Died: Hunter, William, M. D. an eminent anatomist and physician

Died: Keysler, John George a learned antiquary of Germany

Born: Lavoisier, Anthony Lawrence a distinguished chemical philosopher

“M6moires sur l‘Histoire d’Anxerre,” Lebeuf, John a French historian and antiquary

Died: Lemery, Louis son of the preceding

Died: Lorenzini, Francis Maria an eminent Italian poet

“Lettres, Memoires, et Negociations du comte d'Estrades,” Marchand, Prospeu an author to whom the curious in literary history are greatly indebted

“Mceurs et Usages cles Grecs,” Menard, Leo a counsellor in the presidial court at Nismes

“The Christian’s Epinikion, or Song of Triumph; a paraphrase on I Cor. xv. attempted in blank Terse; with annotations, explanatory and critical,” Morell, Thomas an able classical scholar and editor

“A Collection of Odes and Epigrams, &c. occasioned by the Success of the British and Confederate Arms in Germany,” Newcomb, Thomas son of a worthy clergy

“A Commentary on St. Paul’s Epistle to the Romans,” Oudin, Francis a learned French Jesuit

Died: Ozell, John a writer

Born: Paley, William a very celebrated English divine

Born: Penrose, Thomas an English poet

“Remarks upon a scandalous piece, entitled A brief account of the causes that have retarded the progress of the colony of Georgia,” Perceval, John fifth baronet of the family

“Faction detected by the evidence of facts containing an impartial view of Parties at home and affairs abroad.” Perceval, John second earl of Egmont

“History of the Works of the Learned” Pluche, Antony a French writer

“A Critical Essay on the present State of the Republic of Letters,” Pompignan, John James Le Franc marquis of

“Dunciad” Pope, Alexander the most elegant and popular of all English poets

Born: Rooker, Michael an honorary name given him by Paul Sandby

Born: Rowley, William a physician of some note in his day

Died: Salmon, Nathaniel an English antiquary

Died: Say, Samuel a dissenting minister of considerable talents

“Travels” Shaw, Thomas a celebrated traveller

“The Doctrine of Annuities and Reversions deduced from general and evident Principles: with useful Tables, shewing the values of single and joint lives, &c. at different rates of interest,” Simpson, Thomas professor of mathematics in the king’s academy at Woolwich

“An Appendix, containing some Remarks on a late Book on the same subject (by Mr. Abr. De Moivre, F. R. S.) with answers to some personal and malignant representations in the Preface thereof.” Simpson, Thomas professor of mathematics in the king’s academy at Woolwich

Died: Somervile, William an English poet

“Concio ad Clerum Londinensem Sion Coll. Matt. x. Coram. 16,” Trapp, Joseph an English divine

“Commentaria in H. Boerhaave Aphorismos,” Van Swieten, Gerard one of the most celebrated physicians of the last century

“Merope,” Voltaire, Marie-Francis Arouet De the greatest literary character which France produced in the last century

Died: Wesley, Samuel, The Younger son of the preceding

“Essay on Ridicule” Whitehead, William another English poet (?–1785)

“An inquiry into the exility of the vessels of a human body,” Wintringham, Clifton an eminent physician

Born: Wyatt, James an eminent modern architect

Born: Wynne, John Huddlestone a man of some original genius

Born: Yorke, Philip a relation of the Hardwicke family

1744

“The Pleasures of Imagination,” Akenside, Mark an English poet and physician

“Traite de l'Equilibre et du Mouvement des Fluides,” Alembert, John Le Rond D' an eminent French philosopher

“A Sermon before the Criminals in Newgate,” Allein a pious English divine

Born: Anson, Peter Hubert a miscellaneous French writer

Died: Anstis, John a learned heraldic writer

“Analyse geographique de l'Italie,” Anville, John-Baptiste Bourignon D' first geographer to the king of France (?–1782)

“The Art of preserving Health,” Armstrong, John an English physician and poet

“The Parable of the Cedar and Thistle, exemplified in the great victory at Culloden,” Arnald, Richard an English divine and commentator (17141756)

Born: Arthur, Archibald professor of moral philosophy in the university of Glasgow

“Lezioni Toscane,” Averani, Joseph was born at Florence the 19th of March 1662

“Lives of the illustrious men of France,” Auvigny, N. Castres D' born in the Hainaut

Died: Badoaro, Daniel a senator of Venice

Died: Barbeyrac, John nephew of the preceding

“De jure belli ac pacis,” Barbeyrac, John nephew of the preceding

“The philosophical principles of Moses asserted and defended against the misrepresentations of Mr. David Jennings,” Bate, Julius an English divine of the Hutchinsonian principles

“Histoire des Abeilles,” Bazin, N. a physician at Strasburgh

“De Gravitatis legibus Acroasis Physico-mathematica,” Belgrado, James an eminent Italian mathematician

“The connection between Irreligion and Immorality; a Sermon preached at St. Mary’s in Oxford, at the assizes, March the 1st, 1743-4,” Bentham, Edward canon of Christ-church

Born: Bernoulli, John the grandson of the preceding John

Died: Bertini, Anthony Francis an Italian physician

“Fabii Columnse Phytobasanos, accedit vita Fabii et Lynceoruin notitia, cum annotationibus,” Bianchi, John an Italian naturalist

“De religione eruditorum,” Bidermann, John Theophilus a very learned and voluminous German writer

“Selecta scholastica,” Bidermann, John Theophilus a very learned and voluminous German writer

Born: Blankenburg, Christian Frederic De a German writer of some note

“Universal History,” Bower, Archibald a person of a very celebrated

Died: Bramston, James vicar of Starting in Sussex

“Letters on cosmography,” Brancas Villeneuve, Andrew Francis abbe d'Aulnay

“Poems on several occasions; with letters to her friends; and an account of her life,” Brereton, Jane an English poetess

Died: Breydel, Charles called Cavalier

“Memoires pour servir a la vie de M. Silva,” Bruhier, John James D' Ablaincourt a French physician

“Theory of the Earth” Buffon, George Louis Le Clerc, Count Of the most eminent French naturalist of the eighteenth century

Born: Calle, John Francis a French mathematician

“Lives of the English Admirals, and other ^eminent Britisii ^eamen.” Campbell, John an eminent historical

Died: Cantemir, Antiochus son of the above

Died: Capperonnier, Claude an eminent classical scholar and Greek professor

“Histoire generale de la Nouvelle France,” Charlevoix, Peter Francis Xavier De a learned and industrious French Jesuit

“Traitedes causes, &c. de la Peste,” Chicoyneau, Francis counsellor of state

“Papal Tyranny in the reign of king John,” Cibber, Colley poet-laureat to George II. and a dramatic writer of considerable genius

“Distance of the tropics,” Condamine, Charles Marie De La chevalier de St

Died: Craig, James a Scotch clergyman

“Elementa Artis Docirnasticae.” Cramer, Gabriel an eminent mathematician

“Two Epistles,” Dalton, John, D. D. was born in 1709

Born: Desault, Peter Joseph principal surgeon to the Hotel-Diet

Died: Dimsdale, Thomas, Baron a celebrated inoculator for the small pox

“Remembrancer,” Dodington, George Bubb Lord Melcombe

Born: Erxleben, John Christian Polycarp an eminent naturalist

“Sermons,” Fenelon, Francis De Salignac De La Motte archbishop of Cambray

“Appendiculae duae novae ad numismata antiqua a Cl. Vaillantio edita,” Froelich, Erasmus a learned medallist

“Annales compend. regum et rerum Syriae,” Froelich, Erasmus a learned medallist

Died: Gale, Roger esq. F. R. and A. Ss. eldest son of the preceding

Died: Gedoyn, Nicholas a French writer and classical scholar

“Disciplinarum metaphysicarum Elementa mathematicum in morem adornata,” Genovesi, Antony or

Died: Hallet, Joseph a dissenting clergyman

Died: Hartman, John Adolphus a learned divine

“The Plutus of Aristophanes, with the Scholia,” Hemsterhuis, Tiberius one of the most famous critics of his country

Died: Henckel, John Frederic an eminent mineralogist

Born: Hodges, William an English landscape painter

Born: Holcroft, Thomas a dramatic and miscellaneous writer and translator

“Eternity of Hell Torments,” Horbery, Matthew a learned English divine

Died: Hunt, Jeremiah a dissenting divine

Died: Jacob, Giles a poetical and dramatic writer

“Ladies Diary” Landen, John an eminent mathematician

“Tablettes Chronologiques de T Histoire Universelle,” Lenglet Du Fresnoy, Nicholas a voluminous French writer

Born: Marat, John-Paul a prominent actor in the French revolution

“Miscellanea Berolinensia;” Margraf, Andrew Sigismond a celebrated chemist

“Commentarium in vetus marmoreuin S. Neap. Eccles. Calendarium,” Mazochi, Alexius Symmachus an Italian philologer and antiquary

“A Dissertation on Proverbs, chapter ix. containing occasional remarks on other passages in sacred and profane writers,” Merrick, James an English divine and poet

Died: Miller, James a political and dramatic writer

Born: Milner, Joseph a pious and learned divine and ecclesiastical historian

“The Evidence of the Resurrection cleared from the exceptions of a late pamphlet, entitled * The Resurrection of Jesus considered by a moral philosopher, in answer to the Tryal of the Witnesses,'” Moss, Robert a learned English clergyman

“A Dissertation on the Trade of Siberia,” Muller, Gerard Frederick a celebrated German traveller and writer

“Annali d‘ Italia dal principio dell’ era volgare, sino all' anno 1749,” Muratori, Lewis Anthony a learned Italian antiquary

“Newtoni Is. Opuscula Mathematica Philos. & Philol. collegit J. Castilioneus,” Newton, Sir Isaac the most splendid genius that has yet adorned human nature (16431727)

“Pluralities indefensible,” Newton, Richard founder of Hertford college

Died: Nordberg, Joran the biographer of Charles XII. of Sweden

“A Description of the East, and of some other Countries, vol. I. Observations on Egypt.” Pococke, Richard who was distantly related to the preceding

Died: Pope, Alexander the most elegant and popular of all English poets

“Preface des Memoires de T Academic de Chirurgie,” Quesnay, Francis a celebrated French physician

“The Christian’s Faith a rational assent,” Randolph, Thomas archdeacon of Oxford

“A Poem, in imitation of the Scottish dialect, on the death of Mr. Pope,” Reed, Joseph a dramatic and miscellaneous writer

Died: Roque, Anthony De La a French poet

“The present state of the Universities, and of the five adjacent counties of Cambridge, Huntingdon, Bedford, Bucks, and Oxford,” Salmon, Nathaniel an English antiquary

“Traite des Causes, des Accidens, et de la Cure de la Peste,” Senac, John a distinguished French physician

“Plutarchi de Iside et Osirid, 1 liber, Graece et Anglice; Grseca recensuit, emendavit, Com.Tieni-ariis auxit, Versionem novam Anglicanam adjecit Samuel Squire, A.M. Archidiaconus Bathoniensis; acces.serunt Xylandri, Baxteri, Bentleii, Marklandi, Conjecturae et Emendationes,” Squire, Samuel a learned divine

Died: Theobald, Lewis a miscellaneous writer and critic

“Memoires sur les Polypes,” Trembley, Abraham an eminent naturalist

Died: Vignoles, Alphonso Des a learned chronologist