Events noted in 1755

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“Observations on the Origin and Use of the Lymphatic vessels,” Akenside, Mark an English poet and physician

Died: Allein a pious English divine

“Pedemontii stirpium rariorum specimen primum,” Allioni, Charles a celebrated Piedmontese physician

Born: Alxinger, John Baptist D' a modern German poet

“Eclaircissement sur la carte du Canada,” Anville, John-Baptiste Bourignon D' first geographer to the king of France (?–1782)

Died: Argellati, Philip an Italian printer

“Kalendaria ecclesise universas,” Assemani, Joseph Simon keeper of the Vatican

“Otia astronomica,” Audiffredi, John Baptist an able astronomer and mathematician

“De affectibus animi et morbis hide oriundis, dissertatio habita Cantabrigiae in scholis publicis, 5 kalend. Feb. 1755,” Baker, Sir George an eminent physician

Died: Ballard, George an English antiquary and biographer

“An Introduction to the Italian language,; containing specimens both of prose and verse. Selected from Francisco Redi, Galileo Galilei, &c. &c. &c. With a literal translation and grammatical notes, for the use of those who being already acquainted with grammar, attempt to learn it without a master,” Baretti, Joseph was born at Turin about the year 1716

Died: Barrere, Peter physician of Perpignan

“L'etre pensant,” Bastide, John Francis De La a very industrious French writer

“The integrity of the Hebrew text, and many passages of Scripture vindicated from the objections and misconstructions of Mr. Kennicott,” Bate, Julius an English divine of the Hutchinsonian principles

“A reply to Dr. Sharp’s review and defence of his dissertations on the scripture meaning of Berith. With an appendix in answer to the doctor’s discourse on Cherubim, part I.” Bate, Julius an English divine of the Hutchinsonian principles

Died: Belsunce, Henry Francis Xavier De bishop of Marseilles

“Anatomes experimentalis, pars prima et s’ecunda,” Bergen, Charles Augustus De a German anatomist and botanist

“Physique des corps animus,” Bertier, Joseph Stephen of the oratory

“Lettera sull' insensibilita,” Bianchi, John Baptist a celebrated Italian anatomist

“Pensees et reflections philosophiques,” Bignicourt, Simon De a counsellor of the presklial of Rheims

Died: Bingham, Joseph the writer of several tracts on theological subjects

“Memoirs of the Court of Augustus,” Blackwell, Thomas an ingenious and very learned writer of the last century

“Fragmenta Veteris Test, ex versione Æthiopici interpretis, et alia quaedam opuscula Æthiopica,” Bode, Christopher Augustus a learned professor of the university of Helmstadt

Died: Bonneval, Claudius Alexander De count

“The Nativity and Humiliation of Jesus Christ, practically considered.” Browne, Moses vicar of Olney in Buckinghamshire

“Traite des Alimens,” Bruhier, John James D' Ablaincourt a French physician

“Tableau de gouvernement de PAllemagne,” Buat-Nancay, Louis Gabriel Du chevalier and count of Nanay

“Notes on Lord Bolingbroke’s Philosophical Writings,” Bulkley, Charles a protestant dissenting minister

“Museum Typographicum,” Bure, William Francis De an eminent bookseller at Paris

Died: Burman, Gaspard is said to have been the son of the preceding

“An Epistle to a Gentleman of the Temple.” Byrom, John an ingenious English writer

“The Fakeer,” Cambridge, Richard Owen an ingenious English writer

“Nouveaux Sujetsde Peintureetde Sculpture,” Caylus, Anne Claude Philip De Tubiere De Grimoakd De Pestels De Levis, Count De a very celebrated amateur and patron of the arts

“Mcmoires sur la peinture a Pencaustique,” Caylus, Anne Claude Philip De Tubiere De Grimoakd De Pestels De Levis, Count De a very celebrated amateur and patron of the arts

“Essai apologetique sur F Inoculation,” Chais, Charles an eminent protestant divine

Died: Chapelle, Claude Emanuel Lullier a celebrated French poet

“An Analysis of the Philosophical Works of the late lord Bolinghroke,” Church, Thomas was born in 1707

“Hist, generale du Port Royal,” Clemencet, Charles was born at Painblanc

Born: Cocceius, Samuel son to the preceding

“The wisdom of Solomon, wisdom of Jesus the son of Sirach, or Ecclesiasticus.” Dalrymple, David an eminent Scotch lawyer and antiquary

“Immortality, or the Consolation of human life, a Monody,” Denton, Thomas a clergyman who is entitled to a place in this Dictionary

“Histoire de Constance, minister de Siam,” Deslandes, Andrew Francis Boltreau a French writer

“L'Orycthologie ou Traite des pierres, des mineraux, des metaux et autres Fossiles,” Dezallier, D'Argenville, Antony-Joseph a French naturalist and biographer

“Letter to the Author of Considerations on the Act to prevent Clandestine Marriages; with a Postscript occasioned by Stebbing’s Enquiry into the annulling Causes,” Dodwell, William was born at Shottesbrooke

“Essai du Dictionnaire Historique de la Medicine ancienne et moderne,” Eloy, Nicholas Francis Joseph a French physician and biographer

Died: Erskine, David lord Dun

“Lord Dun’s Advices.” Erskine, David lord Dun

“Essai sur les grandes operations de la Guerre,” Espagnac, John Baptist Joseph De Sahuguet Damarzil, Baron D' a writer on military affairs

“Polychorographie,” Expilli, John Joseph a French writer

Born: Fabre D'Eglantine, Philip Francis Nazaire one of the agents in the French revolution

Died: Fagan, Christopher Barthelemi a French comic writer of some eminence within the last century

“Voyage” Fielding, Henry beyond all comparison the first novel-writer of this country

Born: Florian, John Peter Claris De a very popular French writer

“Remarks on the rev. Dr. Stebbing’s Dissertation on the power of states to deny civil protection to the Marriages of Minors, &c.” Forster, Nathaniel an English divine and scholar of eminence in the last ceatury

Born: Fourcroy, Anthony Francis an eminent French chemist

“Ad numismata regum veterum anecdota aut rariora accessio nova,” Froelich, Erasmus a learned medallist

“Literary and Philosophical Dissertations,” Gamaches, Stephen Simon a writer of some eminence

“Essay towards giving some just ideas of the personal character of count Zinzendorf, the present advocate and ordinary of the brethren’s churches,” Gambold, John a pious bishop among the Moravian brethren

“Manners and Customs of the French, in the different periods of the monarchy,” Gendre, Louis Le a French historian

Died: Gervaise, Armand Francis brother of the preceding

“Lettre a un Amateur de Peinture,” Hagedorn, Frederic a celebrated German poet of the last century

“Disputationes Chirurgicae selects,” Haller, Albert De one of the most eminent physicians and philosophers of the eighteenth century

“De Immortalitati Animse.” Hay, William esq. an agreeable English writer

“An Essay towards a new Version of Job,” Heath, Benjamin a lawyer of eminence of the last century

Died: Helvetius, John Claude son of the above

“Theron and Aspasio or, a Series of Dialogues and Letters on the most important subjects,” Hervey, James an English divine of exemplary piety and virtue

“Oblectamenta Juris Feudalis, sive Grammaticaj Observationes jus rei clientelaris, et antiquitates Germanicas, varie illustrantes,” Hommel, Charles Frederick a lawyer

“The Delicacy of Friendship, a seventh dissertation; addressed to the author of the sixth,” Hurd, Richard an eminent and accomplished prelate

“A System of Moral Philosophy,” Hutcheson, Dr. Francis a philosopher of the Shaftesbury school

“Ancient and Modern Rome,” Keate, George a very agreeable English writer

Died: Lafitau, Joseph Francis a French writer

“An investigation of some theorems, which suggest several very remarkable properties of the circle, and are at the same time of considerable use in resolving Fractions, &c.” Landen, John an eminent mathematician

“Collection Academique” Larcher, Peter Henry an eminent French scholar and translator

“An essay on general History, ancient and modern,” Lassala, Manuel a Spanish Ex-jesuit

“We read some books to save others the trouble.” Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim a distinguished German writer

“Voyage au labyrinthe du jardin du roi,” Linguet, Simon Nicholas Henry a French advocate and political writer

Died: Maffei, Francis Scipio a celebrated Italian writer

Died: Mallet, Edmund was one of the writers in the French Encyclopedic

“On the new construction of the Globes,” Martin, Benjamin an eminent optician

“A translation of Caesar’s Commentaries,” Mascrier, John Baptist De a French abbé

Born: Merry, Robert an English poet of considerable merit

“Curse in versionem Syriacam Actuurn Apostolorum,” Michaelis, John David a celebrated biblical critic

“Les Droits de l'etat et du prince sur les biens du clerge,” Mignot, Stephen a learned French canonist

Died: Montague, Edward Wortley only son of the preceding lady Mary

“The French Gazette;” Montucla, John Stephen a celebrated mathematician

“Lettre sur ^Instrument de Roonhuysen,” Morand, John Francis Clement son of the preceding

Died: Nantigni, Louis Chazot De a celebrated genealogist

“Tablettes de Themis,” Nantigni, Louis Chazot De a celebrated genealogist

“Miscellanea Literaria Argentoratensia,” Oberlin, Jeremiah James an eminent classical scholar

“The intent and propriety of the Scripture Miracles considered and explained,” Owen, Henry a learned English divine

“The Basiliade,” Pilpay is the name of an ancient fabulist

“History of Norway,” Pontoppidan, Eric bishop of Bergen

Died: Quirini, Angelo Maria a Venetian cardinal

Died: Racine, Bonaventure a French ecclesiastical historian

“A Collection of the moral sentences in Pamela, Clarissa, and Grandison,” Richardson, Samuel a celebrated writer of novels

“Herbarium Amboinense,” Rumph, George Everard a doctor of physic in the university of Hanau

“History of Aleppo” Russel, Alexander physician to the English factory at Aleppo

“Letters on the English Nation, by Battista Angeloni, a Jesuit, who resided many years in London. Translated from the original Italian by the author of the Marriage Act,” Shebbeare, John a notorious political writer

“Observations upon the sentence of the conspirators against the king of Portugal,” Shirley, James an English dramatic writer and poet

“Memoirs des commissaires du roi et de ceux de sa majeste Britamuque stir les possessions et les droits respectifs des deux couronnes en Amerique,” Silhouette, Stephen De a French writer

“Apologiedu sentiment de Monsieur de chevalier Newton, sur Pancienne chronologie des Grecs, contenant des reponses a toutes les objections qui y ont ete faites jusqu'a present.” Stewart-Den Ham, Sir Jamks an eminent political writer

“The Lord’s Supper explained upon Scripture principles.” Taylor, John a learned dissenting teacher

“Elements of Civil Law,” Taylor, John a learned critic and philologist

“History and phenomena oi Vesuvius,” Torre, John Maria De La a celebrated philosopher

“A Vindication of the Power of the State to prohibit Clandestine Marriages, &c.” Tunstall, James a learned and amiable divine

“Marriage in Society stated, &c. in a second Letter to Dr. Stebbing,” Tunstall, James a learned and amiable divine

“Bolingbroke, or a dialogue on the origin and authority of Revelation,” Warner, Ferdinando a very voluminous writer

“A free and necessary enquiry whether the Church of England in her Liturgy, and many of her learned divines in their writings, have not, by some unwary expressions relating to Transubstantiation and the real presence, given so great an advantage to papists and deists as may prove fatal to true religion, unless some remedy be speedily supplied; with remarks on the power of priestly absolution,” Warner, Ferdinando a very voluminous writer

“Physiological Essays,” Whytt, Robert an eminent physician

“Miscellaneous Correspondence,” Wildbore, Charles an ingenious mathematician (1717–?)

“History and antiquities of the Town, hundred, and deanry, of Buckingham,” Willis, Browne an eminent antiquary

Died: Wilson, Thomas the pious and venerable bishop of Sodor and Man