Events noted in 1769

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.

1768 1770


“The History of Danish law from the time of king Harold to that of Christian V.” Ancher, Peter Kofod a Danish lawyer of the eighteenth century

Died: Anderson, Walter a native of Scotland

“Traité des Mesures itineraires anciennes et modernes,” Anville, John-Baptiste Bourignon D' first geographer to the king of France (?–1782)

Died: Ardene, John Paul De Rome D' brother of the preceding

“Annee champetre,” Ardene, John Paul De Rome D' brother of the preceding

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

“Dimostrazione della theoria, &c.” Audiffredi, John Baptist an able astronomer and mathematician

“Registrum Roffense,” Ayloffe, Sir Joseph of Framfield in Sussex

“The Endemical Colic of Devon not caused by a solution of lead in the cyder,” Baker, Sir George an eminent physician

Died: Ballerini, Peter And Jerom brothers

“History of primary causes,” Batteux, Charles professor of philosophy in the college royal

“L'Heureux viellard,” Beurieu, Gaspard Guillard De a French miscellaneous writer

“Des principes de la vegetation et de ^agriculture,” Beguillet, Edmund an advocate of the parliament of Dijon

“Apologie de la Religion Chretienne contre l'auteur du Christianisme devoid,” Bergier, Nicolas Sylvester a French writer of considerable note

“Chronologic historique des baillis et des gouverneurs de Caen,” Besiers, Michael a canon of St

“Of the causes of public happiness,” Besplas, Joseph Mary Anne Gros De doctor of the Sorbonne

“Eloge de Corneille,” Bitaube', Paul Jeremiah a French poet and miscellaneous writer

“Dissertations sur les Antiseptiques,” Bordenave, Toussaint regius professor and director of the academy of surgery

“The History of Emily Montagu,” Brooke, Frances whose maiden name was Moore

“Fragmentum I. Hawkins completum,” Browne, Sir William a physician of the last century

“Sicilise et objacentium Insularum veterum inscriptionum nova collectio, cum prolegomenis et notis illustrata,” Castello, Gabriel Lancelot an eminent Italian antiquary

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

“Discours sur Pindar,” Chabanon, De a French writer of eminence in polite literature

Died: Chappe D'Auteroche, John an eminent French astronomer

“Anecdotes of Painters.” Chatterton, Thomas an English poet of singular genius and character

Died: Chaulnes, Albert Duke De a peer of France

Died: Clarke, Samuel son of the preceding

Died: Cooper, John Gilbert an English poet and miscellaneous writer

“Gospel Imitation of the Psalms of David, and other holy songs,” Cramer, John Andrew of another family

“Commentarii de Senatu Romano, sub iniperatoribus, &c.” Curtius, Michael Conrad professor of history and rhetoric at Marpurg

“Vox populi Vox Dei, lord Weymouth’s Appeal to the General Court of India Proprietors, considered, 14th August,” Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

Died: Davies, Sneyd the son of a physician who practised in Wales

Died: Eliott, George Augustus the gallant defender of Gibraltar

“Mechanics, or the doctrine of motion,” Emerson, William a very eminent mathematician

“A collection of Hymns, adapted to public Worship,” Evans, Caleb a dissenting minister of the baptist persuasion at Bristol (17371791)

“The Spanish military History,” Eximeno, Anthony a Spanish ex-jesuit

Died: Facciolati, James a learned Italian orator and grammarian

“An Essay on the medical virtues of Acids,” Farr, Samuel an eminent physician at Taunton

“An easy Introduction to Astronomy, for young gentlemen and ladies,” Ferguson, James an eminent experimental philosopher

Died: Ferrein, Anthony an eminent French anatomist and surgeon

Died: Gally, Henry an English divine

“Le Guide du Cavalier,” Garsault, Francis Alexander De was grandson of M. de Garsault

Died: Gellert, Christian Furchtegott an eminent German poet and moral writer

Died: Genovesi, Antony or

“Traité des differentes sortes de preuves qui servent à etablir la verite de l'Histoire,” Griffet, Henry a French writer of considerable reputation

“Delices des Pays Bas,” Griffet, Henry a French writer of considerable reputation

“Two Novels, in Letters, 4 vols. the first and second, entitled Delicate Distress, by Frances the third and fourth, entitled the Gordian Knot, by Henry,” Griffith, Elizabeth a lady once of some note a a writer of novels and plays

Died: Grose, Francis an eminent English antiquary

Died: Lightfoot, Jofln a distinguished botanist* was born at Newent

Died: Mansi, John Dominique a very learned Italian prelate

“Spiritual Letters,” Marin, Michael Angelo a writer of several romances or novels much esteemed in France

Died: Meadowcourt, Richard an English critic

“A Letter to the right rev. the Lord Bishop of Oxford, from the Master of the Temple, containing remarks upon some strictures made by his grace the late archbishop of Canterbury, in the rev. Mr. Merrick’s Annotations on the Psalms,” Merrick, James an English divine and poet

“Spicilegium Geographies Hebrseorum exterae, post Bochartum,” Michaelis, John David a celebrated biblical critic

“Paraphrase and Remarks on the Epistles of Paul to the Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Thessalonians, Titus, Timothy, and Philemon,” Michaelis, John David a celebrated biblical critic

“Du Charbon de terre et de ses Mines,” Morand, John Francis Clement son of the preceding

“On Microscopical, and the Generation of Organized Bodies,” Needham, John Tuberville a philosopher and divine of the Roman catholic persuasion

“Nomenclator Botanicus,” Oeder, George Christian an eminent botanist

“Memoirs of the Life, Character, and Writings of Dr. Doddridge.” Orton, Job an eminent divine among the dissenters

“An Enquiry into the present state of the Septuagint version of the Old Testament,” Owen, Henry a learned English divine

“Greek and English Lexicon,” Parkhurst, John a late learned divine and lexicographer

Died: Penrose, Thomas an English poet

“Journal Historique d'un Voyage faite aux iles Malouines, en 1763 et 1764,” Pernety, Anthony Joseph was born Feb. 15

“Tom Jones,” Reed, Joseph a dramatic and miscellaneous writer

“The History of the reign of the Emperor Charles V. with a View of the Progress of Society in Europe, from the subversion of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the sixteenth century,” Robertson, William one of the most illustrious names in modern literature

“Le Manuel des Enfans,” Sabbathier, Francis a learned French writer

“Les Saisons,” St. Lambert, Charles Francis De formerly a member of the French academy

“Anni tres Historico-naturales,” Scopoli, John Anthony an eminent naturalist

“The Romish Horseleech.” Staveley, Thomas, Esq. a learned gentleman

“Registrum Roffense, or a collection of ancient records, &c. necessary for illustrating the ecclesiastical history and antiquities of the diocese and cathedral church of Rochester, &c. by John Thorpe, late of Rochester, M. D, F. R. S. and published by his son John Thorpe, esq. A. M. F. S. A.” Thorpe, John son of the preceding

“The Church of England vindicated from the charge of Arminianism; and the case of Arminian Subscription particularly considered; in a Letter to the rev. Dr. Nowell,” Toplady, Augustus Montague a strenuous champion for the Calvinism of the church of England

“The Doctrine of absolute Predestination stated and asserted; with a preliminary discourse on the Divine Attributes: translated in great measure, from the Latin of Jerom Zanchius; with some account of his Life prefixed,” Toplady, Augustus Montague a strenuous champion for the Calvinism of the church of England

Died: Trew, Christopher James an eminent naturalist

Born: Tweddell, John an enterprizing scholar of uncommon talents and

“Examen historique du government de Sparte,” Vauvilliers, John Francis a French writer of considerable talents

“The Evidences of Christianity, deduced from Facts, and the Testimony of Sense, throughout all Ages of the Church, to the present Time. In a series of discourses, preached for the lecture founded by the hon. Robert Boyle, esq. in the parish-church of St. James, Westminster, in the years 1766, 1767, 1768; wherein is shewn, that, upon the whole, this is not a decaying, but a growing, Evidence,” Worthington, William a learned English divine