Events noted in 1774

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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“Grammatical and Critical Dictionary,” Adelung, John Christopher a learned German grammarian (?–1806)

“Mernoires Militaires des Grecs et des Remains,” Africanus, Junus a Christian historian

“Observations d‘un citoyen sur le nouveau plan d’impositions,” Albon, Claude Camille, Francois Count D' a descendant of the preceding

“Œuvres diverses, lues le jour de sa reception a l'academie de Lyon,” Albon, Claude Camille, Francois Count D' a descendant of the preceding

“An Address and Queries to the public, relative to the compiling a complete Civil and Ecclesiastical History of the ancient and present state of the County Palatine of Durham,” Allan, George esq. an English antiquary

“An account of the occasion and design of the positive Institutions of Christianity, extracted from the Scriptures only,” Amner, Richard a dissenting divine

Died: Askew, Anthony an excellent scholar and promoter of literature

Died: Astle, Thomas an eminent English antiquary

“A treatise on the Diseases of the Army,” Baldinger, Ernest Gottfried an eminent German physician

Died: Ballexserd, N. James citizen of Geneva

“Le Champ de Drap d'Or” Basire, James an eminent English engraver

“The Antiquities of Richborough and Reculver, abridged from the Latin of Mr. Archdeacon Battely,” Battely, Dr. John an English antiquary

“Memoires centre les sieurs de Goetznian, La Blache, Marin d'Arnaud,” Beaumarchais, Peter Augustin Caron De a French dramatic writer of modern celebrity

“Select Letters,” Bernard, Sir Francis descended from an ancient and respectable family originally of Yorkshire

“Observations on the more ready Freezing of water that has been boiled,” Black, Joseph one of the most eminent chemical philosophers of the last century

“An essay on Romance,” Blankenburg, Christian Frederic De a German writer of some note

“Treatise on the waters of Pyrmont,” Bloch, Mark Eliezer an eminent naturalist

Died: Blondel, James Francis nephew of the preceding

“Memoires sur le danger des Caustiques pour la cure radicale des Hernies,” Bordenave, Toussaint regius professor and director of the academy of surgery

“Select Discourses 1. Of the Correspondence of the Hebrew months with the Julian, from the Latin of Professor Michaelis. 2. Of the Sabbatical years, from the same. 3. Of the years of Jubilee; from an anonymous writer, in Masson’s Histoire Critique de la Republique des Lettres.” Bowyer, William the most learned English printer of whom we have any account

“Juliet Grenville,” Brooke, Henry an amiable and ingenious writer

“A Proposal on our Coin, to remedy all present, and prevent all future disorders. To which are prefixed, preceding proposals of sir John Barnard, and of William Shirley, esq. on the same subject. With remarks,” Browne, Sir William a physician of the last century

“Catechetical Exercises,” Bulkley, Charles a protestant dissenting minister

“Political Disquisitions.” Burgh, James a moral and political writer

“Poematum Libri Quatuor,” Burman, Peter called the second

“State papers and letters addressed to William Carstares, confidential secretary to king William during the whole of his reign, afterwards principal of the university of Edinburgh, relating to public affairs in Great Britain, but more particularly in Scotland, during the reign of king William and queen Anne; to which is prefixed the life of Mr. Carstares, published from the originals by Joseph M'Connick, D. D. minister at Preston-pans,” Carstares, William a political character of considerable fame in Scotland

Died: Christie, William probably a relation of the preceding

Died: Coudrette, Christopher a French Jesuit

“A full and clear proof that the Spaniards have no right to Balambangan,” Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

“Correspondanee sur Part de la Guerre entre un colonel de dragons et un capitaine d'infanterie,” Darci

Died: De Vergy, Peter Henry Treyssac a French adventurer

“analytique des mouvemens apparens des corps celestes,” Dionis Du Sejour, Achilles Peter one of the first French astronomers of the last century

Died: Dupre De St. Maur, Nicholas Francis master of the accounts at Paris

Died: Evans, Caleb a dissenting minister of the baptist persuasion at Bristol (17371791)

“Shakspeare’s Poems,” Evans, Thomas a bookseller of London

“A Fourth Letter to Mr. Pickard on genuine Protestantism; being a full Reply to the rev. Mr. Toulmin’s Defence of the Dissenters’ new mode of Subscription,” Fell, John a dissenting minister of considerable learning

“The justice and utility of Penal Laws for the Direction of Conscience examined; in reference to the Dissenters’ late application to parliament. Addressed to a member of the house of commons,” Fell, John a dissenting minister of considerable learning

Died: Fergusson, Robert who at an early period of life obtained a considerable degree of celebrity as a Scotch poet

“Riflessioni Politiche sull' ultima legge Sovrana, che riguarda ramministrazione della giustizia,” Filangieri, Gaetano a celebrated Italian political writer

Died: Fox, Henry Lord Holland

“Journal des beaux arts,” Gaucher, Charles Stephen a French engraver and man of letters

Died: Gilchrist, Ebenezer a Scotch physician of eminence

“Paride ed Helena;” Gluck, Christopher a musical composer of great originality

“Observations de deux gentil-hommes Stiedou sur l'Italie,” Grosley, Peter John a French antiquary and polite writer

“Bibl. Chirurgica,” Haller, Albert De one of the most eminent physicians and philosophers of the eighteenth century

“Bibl. Anatomica,” Haller, Albert De one of the most eminent physicians and philosophers of the eighteenth century

“Analysis of the Roman Civil Law compared with the Laws of England, being the heads of a course of lectures publicly read in the university of Cambridge,” Hallifax, Samuel a learned English prelate

“An historical Account of all the Voyages round the world, performed by English navigators,” Henry, David an ingenious printer

“Oldest Notices of the Origin of Mankind,” Herder, John Gottfried a German philosopher of the new school

“The Philosophic Whim,” Hiffernan, Paul a minor author of the last century

“Richard Plantagenet,” Hull, Thomas a late dramatic and miscellaneous writer

Died: Hunt, Thomas a learned Hebraist

“Voyages Metallurgiques, ou Recherches et Observations sur les Mines et Forges de Fer, la Fabrication de l'Acier, celle du Ferblanc, et plusieurs Mines de Charbon de Terre, &c.” Jars, Gabriel a French mineralogist (?–1769)

Died: Jenner, Charles a poetical and miscellaneous writer

“The History of Arbases, prince of Betlis,” Johnston, Charles author of <c Chrysal

Died: Jomelli, Nicolo one of the most intelligent

“Clementina.” Kelly, Hugh a dramatic and miscellaneous writer

“The Country Justice,” Langhorne, John an English poet and miscellaneous writer

“Practical Observations on Child-bed Fever;” Leake, John an English physician and writer

“Choix-de poesies de Petrarque,” Levesque, Peter Charles a learned French writer

“Du plusheureux gouvernment,” Linguet, Simon Nicholas Henry a French advocate and political writer

“History of Jamaica,” Long, Edward author of a valuable History of Jamaica

“The Sentimental Exhibition, or Portraits and Sketches of the Times,” Long, Edward author of a valuable History of Jamaica

Died: Malone, Edmond a gentleman of great literary research

“Essemplare o sia Saggio di Contrappunto,” Martini, John-Baptist known all over Europe by the name of Padre Martini

“Short view of the History of the New- England Colonies.” Mauduit, Israel a person of some celebrity in his time

“The Origin of Printing, in tsvo Essays, 1. The substance of Dr. Middleton’s Dissertation on the origin of printing in England. 2. Mr. Meerman’s account of the first invention of the art,” Meerman, Gerard a very learned lawyer and pensionary of Rotterdam was born at Leyden in 1722; of his early history

“Discourses to the Aged.” Orton, Job an eminent divine among the dissenters

“Newmarket, or an Essay on the Turf,” Parsons, Philip an English divine

“Astronomic Doubts, a pamphlet,” Parsons, Philip an English divine

“Observations and Experiments on the Poison of Lead,” Percival, Thomas an eminent physician

“Plutarch’s Lives,” Pompei, Jerome an Italian poet and a man of letters

“The high price of Bread,” Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“Faringdon Hill, a poem in two books,” Pye, Henry James a late English poet

Died: Quesnay, Francis a celebrated French physician

Died: Ravenet, Simon Francis an engraver

Died: Reiske, John James an extraordinary scholar

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

“Select Fables from Gulistan, or the Bed of Roses, translated from the original Persian of Sadi,” Sadi a celebrated Persian poet and moralist

Died: Scott, Daniel a dissenting minister

“The regal and ecclesiastical Antiquities of England,” Strutt, Joseph an ingenious artist

“Sullivan’s Lectures on the Constitution of England,” Stuart, Gilbert a Scottish historian

Died: Stukeley, William an antiquary of much celebrity

Died: Thomas, John bishop of Rochester

Died: Tindal, Nicholas nephew to the preceding

“Historical Proof of the Doctrinal Calvinism of the Church of England,” Toplady, Augustus Montague a strenuous champion for the Calvinism of the church of England

“The History of Furness,” West, Thomas the ingenious author of “The History of Furness