Events noted in 1762

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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“Treatise on the influence of the Beautiful on Science,” Abbt, Thomas a German writer of high character

“De Ossibus corporis humani,” Albinus, Bernard Siegfried son of the preceding

“Connoissauce de la Mythologie,” Allainval, The Abbe Leonor-Jean-Christine Soulas D' was born at Chartres (?–1753)

“Synopsis methodica horti Taurinensis,” Allioni, Charles a celebrated Piedmontese physician

“Historical and Chronological deduction of Trade and Commerce,” Anderson, Adam a native of Scotland

“Traite des Oeillets,” Ardene, John Paul De Rome D' brother of the preceding

“Transitus Veneris, &c.” Audiffredi, John Baptist an able astronomer and mathematician

Died: Baker, Henry an ingenious and diligent naturalist

“Ueducation physique des enfans,” Ballexserd, N. James citizen of Geneva

“A Grammar of the Italian language with a copious praxis of moral sentences. To which is added an English grammar for the use of the Italians,” Baretti, Joseph was born at Turin about the year 1716

Died: Baron, Bernard an engraver of considerable fame in this country

“The Book of Common Prayer,” Baskerville, John a celebrated printer

“Elemens de Pharmacie theorique et pratique,” Beaume', Antony an eminent French chemist

Died: Bentinck, William earl of Portland

“De rubiginis frumentum corrumpentis causa et medela,” Benvenuti, Joseph an Italian surgeon

“Principes de la Penitence et de la Justice,” Besoigne, Jerome a doctor of the Sorbonne

“Treatise on the Scurvy, with remarks on the cure of scorbutic ulcers,” Bisset, Charles an ingenious physician

Died: Bouchardon, Edmund a French sculptor

Died: Boys, William esq. F. A. and L. S. S. was born at Deal in Kent

“Fifty-four Sermons,” Bradbury, Thomas a facetious preacher among the dissenters

Born: Burn, Richard an eminent law-writer

“An Answer to the Cocoa-Tree (a pamphlet so called), from a Whig,” Butler, John late bishop of Hereford

Died: Caille, Nicholas Lewis De La an eminent French Inathematician and astronomer

“Liber secundus, continens pelvis human se fabricam et morbos,” Camper, Peter an eminent physician and surgeon

“Inscrizioni Palermitane,” Castello, Gabriel Lancelot an eminent Italian antiquary

“L'Apologie de Pinstitut des Jesuites,” Cerutti, Joseph Anthony Joachim a French poet and miscellaneous writer

“Eponine,” Chabanon, De a French writer of eminence in polite literature

“Essai historique sur la Medicine en France,” Chomel, James Francis a French physician

“The Ghost,” Churchill, Charles an English poet of unquestionable genius

“Psalms,” Cramer, John Andrew of another family

Died: Crebillon, Prosper Joliot De who has been called the Æsehvlus of France

“Memorials and Letters relating to the history of Britain in the reign of James I. published from the originals,” Dalrymple, David an eminent Scotch lawyer and antiquary

“The House of Superstition,” Denton, Thomas a clergyman who is entitled to a place in this Dictionary

“A Familiar Explanation of the Poetical Works of Milton,” Dodd, Dr. William an ingenious divine

Died: Dodington, George Bubb Lord Melcombe

“A Defence of the United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies, and their Servants (particularly those at Bengal), against the Complaints of the Dutch East India Company; being a Memorial from the English Company to his Majesty on that subject,” Dunning, John Lord Ashburton

“Dictionnaire geographique des Gaules et de la France,” Expilli, John Joseph a French writer

“The Shipwreck,” Falconer, William an ingenious poet

Died: Falconet, Camille born at Lyons in 1671

“Xenophon’s Memoirs of Socrates, with the Defence of Socrates before his Judges,” Fielding, Sarah third sister of the preceding

“The Universal Mentor; containing, Essays on the most important Subjects in Life; composed of Observations, Sentiments, and Examples of Virtue, selected from the approved Ethic Writers, Biographers, and Historians, both ancient and modern,” Fielding, Sir John was half brother

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

“L‘art de l’Ardoisier,” Fougeroux De Bondaroy, Augustus Dennis a learned Frenchman

“Numismata antiqua,” Froelich, Erasmus a learned medallist

Died: Geminiani, Francis a fine performer on the violin

“Rape of the Lock;” Gottsched, John Christopher a German poet

“The History of Carausius; or an examination of what has been advanced on that subject by Genebrier and Dr. Stukeley,” Gough, Richard the Camden of the eighteenth century

“Miscellaneous Antiquities.” Gray, Thomas an eminent English poet

Died: Gregory, David son of the preceding

Died: Gronovius, John Frederick a physician and botanist of considerable learning

“Opera anatomica minora,” Haller, Albert De one of the most eminent physicians and philosophers of the eighteenth century

Died: Hay, William esq. an agreeable English writer

“Plain Instructions for young persons in the principles of the Christian religion in six conferences, between a minister and his disciple designed for the use of the isle and diocese of Mann. By a resident clergyman,” Hildesley, Mark a worthy prelate

“Flora Anglica,” Hudson, William one of the earliest Linniean botanists in England

Died: Jennings, David an eminent dissenter

“An appeal to reason and common sense for the Truth of the Holy Scriptures.” Jennings, David an eminent dissenter

“The Reverie; or a Flight to the Paradise of Fools,” Johnston, Charles author of <c Chrysal

Died: Jortin, Dr. John a learned English divine

“An Answer to a Letter from the Rev. T. Rutherforth, D. D. F. R. S.” Kennicott, Benjamin a very learned divine

“Histoire du siecle d'Alexandre,” Linguet, Simon Nicholas Henry a French advocate and political writer

“Short Introduction to English Grammar,” Lowth, Robert a very learned and eminent prelate

Died: Maillebois, Jean-Baptiste Des Marets, Marquis Of was the son of Nicolas Desmarets

“Occasional thoughts oo the present German War.” Mauduit, Israel a person of some celebrity in his time

Died: Mayer, Tobias one of the greatest astronomers and mechanics of the last century

“Prophetical plan of the preacher Solomon,” Michaelis, John David a celebrated biblical critic

“Questions proposed to a society of learned Men, who went to Arabia by order of the king of Denmark,” Michaelis, John David a celebrated biblical critic

Died: Morabin, James a man of letters

“Monumenta,” Nicephorus, Callistus the son of Callistus Xanthopulus

“Chronological abridgment of the History of France,” Nugent, Thomas a miscellaneous writer and translator of the last century

“Act of Faith” Oliveyra, Francis Xavier De knight of the military order of Christ

“Le. Chevalier D'Oliveyra brule ervefiigie cornrne Heretique, comment et pourquoi? Anecdotes et Reflections sur ee sujet donnes an public par lui meme,” Oliveyra, Francis Xavier De knight of the military order of Christ

“An Hebrew and English Lexicon, without points; to which is added, a methodical Hebrew grammar, without points, adapted to the use of learners,” Parkhurst, John a late learned divine and lexicographer

“Dissertation on Daniel’s Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks,” Parry, Richard rector of Wichampton in Dorsetshire

Died: Pearsall, Richard a pious dissenting divine

Born: Perceval, Spencer second son to the preceding

Died: Roubiliac, Lewis-Francis a very eminent sculptor

“Emilie, ou de l'Education,” Rousseau, John James an eccentric genius of our own times

Died: Rousset, John De Missy a voluminous French writer

Born: Shaw, Steering the historian of Staffordshire

Died: Short, Thomas a physician of the early part of the last century

“Miscellaneous Tracts,” Stillingfleet, Benjamin grandson to the preceding

Died: Titon, Verard the projector of a French Parnassus

“Oeuvres de Baillou,” Tronchin, Theodore a celebrated physician

“Traite des maladies des os,” Verney, Guichard Joseph Du an eminent French anatomist

“Anecdotes of Fainting in England; with some account of the principal Artists, and incidental notes on other Arts, collected by Mr. George Vertue,” Vertue, George an eminent engraver and antiquary

“Remarks on the History of Fingal and other poems of Ossian, translated by Mr. Macpherson, in a letter to the right hon. the lord L (Lyttelton),” Warner, Ferdinando a very voluminous writer

“Life and Literary Remains of Dr. Batburst.” Warton, Thomas the historian of English poetry

“The School for Lovers,” Whitehead, William another English poet (?–1785)

“History of the Empire,” Winkelman, Abbe John an eminent antiquary