Events noted in 1776

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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“Descriptio Egypti, Arab, et Lat. ed. Jo. Dav. Michaelis,” Abulfeda, Ishmael a learned Arabian geographer and historian

“The Works in Architecture of R. and J. Adam,” Adam, Robert an eminent architect

“Genealogist,” Alexander, William a poet and statesman of Scotland

“A sketch of the Life and Character of Bishop Treror,” Allan, George esq. an English antiquary

“An essay towards an interpretation of the Prophecies of Daniel, with occasional remarks upon some of the most celebrated commentaries on them,” Amner, Richard a dissenting divine

“A practical treatise on Chimneys; containing full directions for constructing them in all cases, so as to draw well, and for removing smoke in houses,” Anderson, James LL. D. an eminent agricultural writer

“Free Thoughts on the American Contest,” Anderson, James LL. D. an eminent agricultural writer

“An Election Ball,” Anstey, Christopher an ingenious poet of the eighteenth century

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

Died: Avison, Charles an ingenious English musician

“Dissertatio de Babrio,” Babrias was a Greek poet who turned Esop’s fables into choliambics

“Sylloge opusculorum selectorum argument! medicopract.” Baldinger, Ernest Gottfried an eminent German physician

“Repository,” Battie, William an English physician of considerable eminence (17041764)

“Essai sur le recit,” Berardier De Bataut, Francis Joseph a doctor of the Sorbonne

“Nouvelles litteraires de divers pais,” Bernoulli, John the grandson of the preceding John

“Memoirs of a private Society in Bohemia.” Born, Ignatius Baron

“Traite de la ferrure,” Bourgelat, Claude veterinary surgeon

“Memoire sur les maladies contagieuses du betail,” Bourgelat, Claude veterinary surgeon

Died: Bradley, James Savilian professor of astronomy in Oxford

“Observations on some of the probable effects of Mr. Gilbert’s bill, with remarks deduced from Dr. Price’s account of the national debt,” Brand, John rector of St

Died: Cadogan, William first earl of Cadogan

“Lectures” Campbell, George a very learned divine of the church of Scotland

“A Lecture on Mimickry,” Carey, George Savile son of the above

Died: Castello, Gabriel Lancelot an eminent Italian antiquary

“Analecta,” Cleanthes a celebrated Greek philosopher

“Course of Study,” Condillac, Stephen-Bonnot De of the French academy and that of Berlin

“Crudities hastily gobbled up in five months travels in France, Savoy, Italy, Rhetia, Helvetia, some parts of High Germany, and the Netherlands, 1611,” Coryate, Thomas the eccentric son of the preceding

“Account of the Martyrs of Smyrna and Lyons, in the 2d century, with explanatory notes,” Dalrymple, David an eminent Scotch lawyer and antiquary

“The Devoted Legions,” Day, Thomas a poetical and miscellaneous writer

“Nathan’s Message to David, a Sermon;” De Courcy, Richard vicar of St

“A Reply to Parmenas,” De Courcy, Richard vicar of St

“A systematic catalogue of Butterflies in the environs of Vienna,” Denis, Michael an eminent German bibliographer

“Essai sur les phenomenes relatifs aux disparitions periodiques del'anneaude Saturne,” Dionis Du Sejour, Achilles Peter one of the first French astronomers of the last century

Died: Ditton, Humphrey an eminent mathematician

“Locke’s Common- place book to the Bible,” Dodd, Dr. William an ingenious divine

Died: Drummond, Robert Hay an English prelate

“A Companion to the Peerage of Great Britain and Ireland,” Edmondson, Joseph Mowbray herald extraordinary

“Institution des Sourds et Muets, par la voie des signes methodiques,” Epee, Charles Michel De L' a very ingenious and benevolent French abbé

“Dissertations relative to Natural Philosophy and Chemistry,” Erxleben, John Christian Polycarp an eminent naturalist

“Nicolson’s Historical Library,” Evans, Thomas a bookseller of London

“Inquiry” Farmer, Hugh a learned divine among the-protestant dissenters

Died: Ferguson, James an eminent experimental philosopher

Died: Foulis, Robert And Andrew two learned printers of Scotland

“English Medals,” Fountaine, Sir Andrew knt. whose ancestors were seated at Narford

“The Contract,” Francklin, Thomas chaplain in ordinary to his majesty

Died: Freron, Elie Catherine a French journalist

Died: Freytag, Frederic Gotthilf an eminent literary historian

“L'Histoire Naturelle de la Parole, ou precis de la Grammaire Universelle,” Gebelin, Anthony Court De an eminent French writer of the last century

“An Apology for Christianity, in a series of letters, addressed to Edward Gibbon, esq. By R. Watson, D. D. F. R. S. and regius professor of divinity in the university of Cambridge” Gibbon, Edward an eminent English historian

“The History of the establishment of Christianity, compiled from Jewish and Heathen authors only; translated from the French of professor Bullet, &c. By William Salisbury, B. D. with notes by the translator, and some strictures on Mr. Gib ­bon’s Account of Christianity, and its first teachers,” Gibbon, Edward an eminent English historian

Died: Haen, Anthony De professor of medicine in the university of Vienna

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

“Campi PhJegraei,” Hamilton, Sir William a gentleman of great eminence in the literary and political world

“Gustavus Vasa,” Harpe, John Francis De La one of the ablest French writers of the last century

Died: Harrison, John a most accurate mechanic

“Bibliotheque” Herbelot, Bartholomew D' an eminent Orientalist of France

“Three fragments on the new German Literature,” Herder, John Gottfried a German philosopher of the new school

Died: Hoadly, John LL. D. the youngest son of Dr

Died: Hume, David a celebrated philosopher and historian

“Moral Demonstration of the Truth of the Christian Religion,” Hurd, Richard an eminent and accomplished prelate

Died: James, Dr. Robert an English physician of great eminence

“Original Works in verse and prose,” King, Dn. William an ingenious and humourous English writer

Died: Lecchi, John Anthony a learned Italian mathe. matician

“Trattato de' canali navigabili,” Lecchi, John Anthony a learned Italian mathe. matician

“The Rights of Great Britain asserted against the Claims of the Colonies; being an answer to the declaration of the general congress,” Macpherson, James an author whose fame rests chiefly on his being the editor of Ossian’s poems

Died: Maty, Paul Henry son of the former

“Origin of Printing,” Middleton, Conyers a celebrated English divine

Died: Newdigate, Sir Roger, Bart. of Arbury in Warwickshire

“Essai stir le Patois Lorrain,” Oberlin, Jeremiah James an eminent classical scholar

“A Collation of the Account of the dedication of the Temple, printed in The Origin of Printing,'” Owen, Henry a learned English divine

Died: Papillon, John was one of a family of engravers on wood

“A Topographical Description of such parts of North America as are contained in the annexed map of the middle British Colonies, &c. in North America,” Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“Wealth of Nations,” Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“Drainage and Navigation, but one united work,” Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“Observations on the London and Edinburgh Dispensatories, with an account of the various subjects of the Materia Medica, not contained in either of those works,” Rutty, John a medical observer and writer of very considerable learning

“Spiritual Diary and Soliloquies,” Rutty, John a medical observer and writer of very considerable learning

Died: Saint-Andre', Nathanael an anatomist

“Sermons” Sherlock, Thomas eldest son to the preceding

“Essay on the Origin of Languages,” Tiedemann, Dieterich a modern German philosopher of considerable eminence

“Collection of hymns for public and private worship,” Toplady, Augustus Montague a strenuous champion for the Calvinism of the church of England

Died: Wall, John a learned physician and medical writer

“Amwell,” Warner, William an old English poet

“Family Discourses, by a country gentleman,” Weston, Stephen bishop of Exeter (?–1742)