Events noted in 1780

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.

1779 1781


“Les quatre chapitres, de la Raison, de l‘Amour de soi, de l’Amour du prochain, de la Vertu,” Adam, Nicolas a French grammarian

“Physiognomonire veteres, Gr. Lat. cura J. G. Franzii,” Adamantius a Greek physician and sophist of the fifth century

“Esprit de St. Vincent de Paul,” Ansart, Andrew Joseph a French historian

“An account kept during thirteen months in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, of the going of a Pocket Chronometer, made on a new construction by John Arnold, having his new-invented balance spring, and a compensation for the effects of heat and cold in the balance. Published by permission of the Board of Longitude,” Arnold, John a very ingenious mechanic of London

“Opere di Antonio-Raffaele Mengs,” Azara, Don Joseph Nicolas D' a Spanish statesman and writer

“Theses GrifcciE et Latince selectse,” Baker, William a learned printer

“Elemens de Medicine, en forme d'Aphorismes,” Barbeu Du Bourg, James a physician

“The Messiah, being the prophecies concerning him methodized, with their accomplishment,” Barker, Thomas esq. the descendant of an ancient and respectable family at Lyndon in Rutlandshire

“The nature and circumstances of the Demoniacs in the Gospel,” Barker, Thomas esq. the descendant of an ancient and respectable family at Lyndon in Rutlandshire

Died: Batteux, Charles professor of philosophy in the college royal

“Collectioii of Royal and Noble Wills,” Beaufort, Margaret the foundress of Christ’s and St

“Histoire de Paris, avec la description de ses plus beaux monumens,” Beguillet, Edmund an advocate of the parliament of Dijon

“Traite historique et dogmatique de la vraie Religion, &c.” Bergier, Nicolas Sylvester a French writer of considerable note

“History of the house and principality of Anhalt,” Bertram, Philip-Ernest professor of law at Halle

Died: Biancolini, John Baptist Joseph was born at Verona

“Reports,” Blackstone, Sir William knight

“Essais sur la Musique ancienne et moderne,” Borde, John Benjamin De La a French historical and miscellaneous writer of considerable fame

“Memoire du Levant” Brotier, Gabriel an eminent classical scholar and editor

“Euripidis Tragediae quatuor, Hecuba, Phcenissa?, Hyppolytus et Bacchae,” Brunck, Richard Francis Frederick a celebrated Greek scholar and critic

“Apollonii Rhodii Argonautica,” Brunck, Richard Francis Frederick a celebrated Greek scholar and critic

“Propertius,” Burman, Peter called the second

“Le Genie d'Architecture,” Camus, Antony Le a French physician

“An Essay on the theory and practice of Medical Electricity,” Cavallo, Tiberius an ingenious philosopher

“Nosologiae methodicse rudimenta,” Cirillo, Dominick nephew to Nicolas Cirillo

Died: Clive, Catherine an actress of great merit

“State of the East India Company, and Sketch of an equitable Agreement,” Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

“Maladies Chirurgicales et des Operations qui leur conviennent,” Desault, Peter Joseph principal surgeon to the Hotel-Diet

Died: Dilworth, Thomas a diligent schoolmaster

Died: Dreux Du Radier, John Francis advocate

“A Complete Body of Heraldry,” Edmondson, Joseph Mowbray herald extraordinary

Died: Fawcett, Benjamin a dissenting minister

“Copies of Opinions ascribed to eminent counsel on the will which was the subject of the case of Perrin v. Blake, before the court of king’s bench, 1769, addressed to the right hon. William earl of Mansfield.” Fearne, Charles a barrister and law writer

“Examen impartial des epoques de la nature de M. de Buffon,” Feller, Francis Xavier De an ex-jesuit

“Essays or Discourses, selected from the works of Feyjoo, and translated from the Spanish, by John Brett, esq.” Feyjoo, Benedict Jerom was a learned physician of the order of St

Died: Fielding, Sir John was half brother

Died: Fitzgibbon, John earl of Clare

“Fastorum Anni Ronaani Verrio Flacco ordinatorum reliquiae,” Foggini, Peter Francis a learned Italian ecclesiastic

Died: Fothergill, John an eminent physician

“Dictionnaire etymologique et raisotme des racines Latines, a l'usage des jteunes gens,” Gebelin, Anthony Court De an eminent French writer of the last century

“A Reply to Mr. Gibbon’s Vindication; wherein the charges brought against him in the Examination are confirmed, and further instances given of his misrepresentation, inaccuracy, and plagiarism. By Henry Edward Davis, B. A. of Baliol college, Oxford,” Gibbon, Edward an eminent English historian

“Law and Practice of Distresses and Replevins,” Gilbert, Sir Jeffray knt. lord chief baron of the exchequer

“History of Thetford,” Gough, Richard the Camden of the eighteenth century

Died: Hagedorn, Frederic a celebrated German poet of the last century

Died: Heerkens, Gerard Nicholas a native of Groningen

“Alwyn,” Holcroft, Thomas a dramatic and miscellaneous writer and translator

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

Died: Houbraken, Jacob an eminent engraver

“The State of the Prisons in England and Wales, with preliminary Observations, and an Account of some Foreign Prisons,” Howard, John the indefatigable friend of the poor and unfortunate

“An Account of the principal Lazarettos in Europe, with various Papers relative to the Plague, together with further Observations on some foreign Prisoas and Hospitals; and additional remarks on the present state of those in Great Britain and Ireland.” Howard, John the indefatigable friend of the poor and unfortunate

Died: Jaucourt, Louis De a man of a noble family

Died: Ihre, John professor of rhetoric and politics in the university of Upsal

“An Essay on the English Government;” King, Edward a learned and philosophical antiquary

“Traite de la Veillesse.” Lambert, Anne Therese, Marchioness De an ingenious French lady

“Memoirs,” Landen, John an eminent mathematician

“Dissertation” Langhorne, John an English poet and miscellaneous writer

Died: Lawrence, Thomas an eminent physician

Died: Levret, Andrew an eminent French surgeon and accoucheur

“Letters” Lyttelton, George an elegant English writer

“Poems,” Lyttelton, George an elegant English writer

“Thelyphthora,” Madan, Martin a celebrated preacher and writer

“Observations on the Means of preserving the Health of Soldiers,” Monro, Alexander, M. D. an eminent anatomist

“Ethic Amusements.” Nares, James doctor of music

“Spicilegia Zoologica,” Pallas, Peter Simon a celebrated naturalist

“An Appendix to the Observations in defence of the Liberty of Man, as a moral agent, &c.” Palmer, John a dissenting writer of the last century

Died: Parry, Richard rector of Wichampton in Dorsetshire

“Don Quixote.” Percy, Thomas a late learned prelate

Died: Querlon, Anne Gabriel Meusnier De born at Nantes April 15

“Eclaircissemens sur l'inyention des Cartes a jouer,” Rive, John Joseph a French writer

Died: Rue, Charles De La was a Benedictine monk

“Select Collection of Miscellany Poems,” Rymer, Thomas an antiquary and critic

Died: Sancho, Ignatius an extraordinary Negro

Died: Schonning, Gerrard a learned Norwegian

Died: Soufflot, James Germain an architect very famous in France

“The History of the Establishment of the Reformation of Religion in Scotland,” Stuart, Gilbert a Scottish historian

“Common-place Arguments,” Tickell, Richard an ingenious writer

“Easy Lessons for Children,” Trimmer, Sarah a very ingenious lady

Died: Watson, Robert an elegant historian

“the velocity of water issuing from a vessel when put in motion.” Wildbore, Charles an ingenious mathematician (1717–?)

“A short History of the Opposition” Wilmot, John Eardley second son of the preceding