Events noted in 1761

The event pages are experimental; the OCR errors in the text mean this is incomplete and unreliable but I offer it in the hopes that it will be of some use. Events shown include births and deaths of people with their own entries, and also the publication dates of some of the works cited.

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“Corps d‘observations de la Societe d’ Agriculture, de Commerce, et des Arts, etablie par Jes Etats de Bretagne,” Abeille, Louis Paul was born at Toulouse

“The Rudiments of the Greek tongue,” Addington, Stephen a dissenting clergyman

“Eusebes to Philetus; or Letters from a Father to his Son, on a devout temper and life,” Addington, Stephen a dissenting clergyman

Died: Alstroemer, Jonas the reviver of industry and commerce in Sweden

“J. A. the reviver of manufactures.” Alstroemer, Jonas the reviver of industry and commerce in Sweden

“Sum of St. Augustine,” Alticozzi, Laurence of an illustrious family at Cortona

“Memoires sur les Chinois,” Amiot, Father one of the most learned French missionaries in China

“Notice de l'ancienne Gaul, tirée des monumens Remains,” Anville, John-Baptiste Bourignon D' first geographer to the king of France (?–1782)

“Sedulius,” Arntzenius, John Henry son of John Arntzenius

“Traitedes maladies desFemmes,” Astruc, John a very celebrated French physiciaiTj was born in 1684

“Passaggio di Venere, &c.” Audiffredi, John Baptist an able astronomer and mathematician

“Oratio ex Harveii institute, habita in theatro coll. reg. Medicorum Lond. Oct. 19, 1761. Calci orationis accedit Commentarius quidam de Joanne Caio Anatomise conditore apud nostrates,” Baker, Sir George an eminent physician

Born: Barnave, Ant. Pierre Joseph Marie one of the active agents in the French revolution (?–1793)

“Dodsley’s Fables,” Baskerville, John a celebrated printer

“Congreve’s Works,” Baskerville, John a celebrated printer

Died: Beauchamps, Pierre François Godard De a French miscellaneous writer

“Letters to M. de Voltaire,” Beaumelle, Laurence Angliviel De La a French writer of some note

Died: Belidor, Bernard Forest De a member of the academies of sciences of Paris and Berlin

“Dissertatio physica de Lumine,” Benvenuti, Joseph an Italian surgeon

“Specimen animadversionum philologkarum ad selecta Veteris Testamenti loca,” Berg, John Peter a learned divine

“De natural! in humane corpore, vitiosa, morbosaque generatione historia,” Bianchi, John Baptist a celebrated Italian anatomist

“Dissertatio inauguralis medico-chirurgica de membrorum Amputatione rarissime administranda aut quasi abroganda,” Bilguer, John Ulric De a surgeon

Died: Boerner, Christian Frederick professor of theology at Leipsic

“La Vie et l'esprit de St. Charles Borromeo,” Borromeo, Charles an eminent Romish saint and cardinal

Died: Boscawen, Right Hon. Edward a brave English admiral

“Exposition” Bossuet, James bishop of Meaux

“Methode a suivre dans le traitement de differentes maladies epidemiques qui regnent le plus ordinairernent dans la generality de Paris,” Boyer, John Baptist Nicholas a learned French physician

“Prospectus d'une edit. Lat. de Tacite,” Brotier, Gabriel an eminent classical scholar and editor

Born: Broussonet, Peter Augustus Maria an eminent French naturalist

Died: Bruce, James a celebrated modern traveller

Died: Buonamici, Castruccio an Italian historian

“History of the War upon the Coast of Coromandel,” Cambridge, Richard Owen an ingenious English writer

“A letter to the author, on the electricity of a mop-stick.” Canton, John an ingenious natural philosopher

“A letter signed Indagator, occasioned by a supposed accidental discovery of an attraction between tallow and the magnetic needle, mentioned in the preceding Magazine for August.” Canton, John an ingenious natural philosopher

“History of St. Lewis,” Capperonnier, John nephew of the preceding

Died: Cellier, Remi a voluminous French biographer

“Francaise,” Cerutti, Joseph Anthony Joachim a French poet and miscellaneous writer

“Les vrais plaisirs ne sont faits que pour la vertu,” Cerutti, Joseph Anthony Joachim a French poet and miscellaneous writer

“Pourquoi les arts utiles ne sont-ils pas cultives preferablement aux arts agreables,” Cerutti, Joseph Anthony Joachim a French poet and miscellaneous writer

“Sur l'origine et les effets du desir de transmettre son nom a la posterite,” Cerutti, Joseph Anthony Joachim a French poet and miscellaneous writer

Died: Charlevoix, Peter Francis Xavier De a learned and industrious French Jesuit

Born: Christie, Thomas an ingenious writer

“The Apology: addressed to the Critical Reviewers,” Churchill, Charles an English poet of unquestionable genius

“A Collection of Laws which form the constitution of the Bedford Level Corporation, with an introductory history thereof,” Cole, Charles Nalson an English lawyer

“History of the Jesuits,” Coudrette, Christopher a French Jesuit

“The History of John Sobieski,” Coyer, L'Abbé who was born at Baumeles-Nones in Franche-Comtt;

“The barbarous people sbewed us no little kindness,” Dalrymple, David an eminent Scotch lawyer and antiquary

Died: Desmahis, Joseph Francis Edward De Corsembleu was born at Sully-sur-Loire in 1722

“That is indeed a man to make a friend of.” Drummond, Robert Hay an English prelate

“Codex,” Ducarel, Andrew Coltee an eminent English civilian and antiquary

Died: Duchal, James a learned dissenting minister

“Inquiries concerning the value of Monies, and the price of Grain,” Dupre De St. Maur, Nicholas Francis master of the accounts at Paris

Died: Elizabeth, Petrovna daughter of Peter the great

“Callimachus,” Ernesti, John Augustus was born at Tacnnstadt in Thuringia

“A translation of the works of Machiavel, illustrated with annotations, dissertations, and several new plans on the art of war,” Farneworth, Ellis distinguished by translating some capital authors

“Extracts from such of the Penal Laws as particularly relate to the Peace and good Order of the Metropolis,” Fielding, Sir John was half brother

“Hist. Crit. de Nic. Flamel,” Flaminio, Mark Anthony an eminent Latin poet

“The Lyar,” Foote, Samuel esq. called the English Aristophanes

Died: Foppens, John Francis an eminent historian and biographer

Died: Foucquet, Charles Louis Augustus count of Belle-Isle

Died: Gastrell, Francis a distinguished English bishop

“Theory or Law of Evidence,” Gilbert, Sir Jeffray knt. lord chief baron of the exchequer

Died: Hales, Stephen an eminent natural philosopher

“The Wishes of a free People,” Hiffernan, Paul a minor author of the last century

“The New Hippocratrs,” Hiffernan, Paul a minor author of the last century

Died: Hoadly, Benjamin a prelate celebrated for his controversial talents

“Toland’s Life of Milton” Hollis, Thomas esq. of Corscombe in Dorsetshire; a gentleman whose “Memoirs.” have been printed in two splendid volumes (17201774)

“Literatura Juris,” Hommel, Charles Frederick a lawyer

“History of the House of Tudor;” Hume, David a celebrated philosopher and historian

Died: Jones, Griffith a pious divine and great benefactor to his country

“A Letter to the Rev. Mr. Kennicott, in which his Defence of the Samaritan Pentateuch is examined, and his Second Dissertation on the State of the printed Hebrew Text of the Old Testament is shewn to be in many instances injudicious and inaccurate. With a postscript, occasioned by his advertizing, before this Letter was printed, that he had an Answer to it in the press,” Kennicott, Benjamin a very learned divine

“Acta Eruditorum,” Klotz, Christian Adolphus an eminent German critic

“Opuscula Poetica,” Klotz, Christian Adolphus an eminent German critic

“Oratio pro Lipsii latinitate,” Klotz, Christian Adolphus an eminent German critic

“Libellus de minutiarum studio et rixandi libidine grammaticorum quorundam,” Klotz, Christian Adolphus an eminent German critic

“Dictionnaire du Citoycn,” Lacombe De Prezel, Honore brother of the former

Died: Law, William the author of many pious works of great popularity

“Le reves d‘Aristobule, philosophe Grec, suivis d’un abrege de la vie de Formose, philosophe Francais,” Levesque, Peter Charles a learned French writer

“The Singular Man,” Lynar, Rochus Frederic Count a Danish statesman and scholar

“A small treatise on the Christian Faith,” Madan, Martin a celebrated preacher and writer

“Lettere familiare,” Magalotti, Laurence a celebrated philosopher and mathematician

Died: Man, James a schoolmaster of considerable learning

Died: Manfredi, Gabriel brother to the preceding

“Conspectus OriginumTypographicarum proxime in lucem edendarum,” Meerman, Gerard a very learned lawyer and pensionary of Rotterdam was born at Leyden in 1722; of his early history

Died: Michaelis, John David a celebrated biblical critic

Born: Moore, Sir John a gallant English officer

Died: Musschenbroeck, Peter De an eminent mathematician and natural philosopher

Born: Opie, John a very excellent artist and professor of painting in the Royal Academy

Died: Passionei, Dominick an Italian cardinal

“Memoirs of Roger de Weseham, dean of Lincoln, afterwards bishop of Lichfield, and the principal favourite of Robert Grossetete, bishop of Lincoln,” Pegge, Samuel an eminent and laborious antiquary

Born: Pelletier, Behnard a chemist of considerable eminence

Died: Poleni, John an Italian marquis

“English Grammar,” Priestley, Joseph a dissenting divine (17331804)

“The Register Office,” Reed, Joseph a dramatic and miscellaneous writer

Born: Ritson, Isaac a young man of very considerable literary talents

“Two Letters to Dr. Kennicott,” Rutherforth, Thomas an ingenious philosopher and divine

Died: Schomberg, Isaac one of a family of physicians of some note in their day (?–1780)

Died: Smith, Chaules an able writer on the subject of the corn-trade

“Tracts Physical and Mathematical,” Stewart, Matthew an eminent mathematician

Born: Tarin, Peter a French physician

Died: Taylor, John a learned dissenting teacher

“Memoires pour servir a l'histoire de Messieurs de la Motte et de Fontenelle,” Trublet, Nicholas Charles Joseph a French abb of temporary fame

“Doctrine of the Sphere,” Walker, George an able mathematician

“Resignation, a Poem,” Young, Edward a very celebrated and popular English poet