Events noted in 1783

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Died: Alembert, John Le Rond D' an eminent French philosopher

“Histoire de Sainte Reine d‘Alise, et de I’abbaye de Flavigny,” Ansart, Andrew Joseph a French historian

“Les deux seigneurs, ou l'Alchymiste,” Anson, Peter Hubert a miscellaneous French writer

“Institutiones Juris Belgici,” Arntzenius, John Henry son of John Arntzenius

“Catalogus historico-criticus Romanarum editionum saeculi 15.” Audiffredi, John Baptist an able astronomer and mathematician

“History of the Corruption of Christianity,” Badcock, Samuel an English divine

“Elenchus Fungorum,” Batsch, Augustus John George Charles a learned contributor to the science of Botany

“Dissertations Moral and Critical, on Memory and Imagination; on Dreaming; the Theory of Language; on Fable and Romance; on the Attachments of Kindred; and Illustrations on Sublimity,” Beattie, James LL. D. an eminent philosopher

“Symbolse litterariae Duisburgenses ad incrementum scientiarum a. variis amicis amice collatae, ex Haganis factre Duisburgenses,” Berg, John Peter a learned divine

Died: Berry, William an ingenious Scotch artist

“De I'electricité des vegetaux,” Bertholon, De St. Lazare a French philosopher

“Preuves de l'efficacité des paratonneres,” Bertholon, De St. Lazare a French philosopher

Died: Bertier, Joseph Stephen of the oratory

Died: Besplas, Joseph Mary Anne Gros De doctor of the Sorbonne

Died: Betham, Edward, B. D. an English divine

Died: Bezout, Stephen a celebrated French mathematician

Died: Bodmer, John James a voluminous writer

“Essai sur l‘histoire chronologique de plus de quatrevingts peuples de l’antiquité,” Borde, John Benjamin De La a French historical and miscellaneous writer of considerable fame

“Epistolary Correspondence,” Boyle, Charles earl of Orrery

“Table chronologique des diplomes, chartes, et titres relatifs a i'histoire de France,” Brequigny, Lewis George, Oudard De Feudrix a learned member of the French academy

Died: Brooke, Henry an amiable and ingenious writer

Died: Browne, Moses vicar of Olney in Buckinghamshire

“Aristophanis Comcediae ex optimis exemplaribus emendatae,” Brunck, Richard Francis Frederick a celebrated Greek scholar and critic

“A circumstantial account of the Commercial Academy of Hamburgh,” Busch, John George an eminent teacher and writer on commerce

Died: Colle, Charles secretary and reader to the duke of Orleans

“Essay on Military Eclogues,” Cordara, Junus Caesar a learned Italian Jesuit

“The Mysterious Husband” Cumberland, Richard a late dramatic and miscellaneous writer

“De Aris et Lapidibus Votivis ad Neomagum et Sanctenum effosis,” Cuper, Gisbert a learned philologist

“Account of the Loss of the Grosvenor,” Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

“Reflections on the present State of the East India Company,” Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

“A short account of the Gentoo Mode of collecting the Revenues on the Coast of Coromandel,” Dalrymple, Alexander an eminent hydrographer

Died: Dandre-Bardon, Michael Francis one of the professors of the academy of painting

“Memoires pour serrir a l‘histoire du siege de Gibraltar, par l’auteur des batteries flottantes,” Darci

“The Seducer convicted on his own Evidence,” De Courcy, Richard vicar of St

“History of the Flagellants; or, Memorials of Human Superstition,” De Lolme, John Louis a political writer of great abilities

“Voyage aux Isles de Lipari,” Dolomieu, Deodati-Guy-Silvain-Tancred Gratet De a very able mineralogist

Died: Dunning, John Lord Ashburton

“Annales Politiques,” Du Pan, James Mallet a political writer of much note in France and England

“Institutes of Natural Philosophy,” Enfield, William a dissenting divine of great learning and amiable character (17421797)

Died: Espagnac, John Baptist Joseph De Sahuguet Damarzil, Baron D' a writer on military affairs

“Lettera del sig. abate Eximeno al R. P. M. Fr. Tommaso Maria Memachi sopra Popinione del sig. abate Andres, intorno alia litteratura ecclesiastica de' secoli barbari,” Eximeno, Anthony a Spanish ex-jesuit

“Remarks on the Appendix of the Editor of Rowley’s Poems, printed at the end of Observations on the Poem attributed to Rowley by Rayner Hickford, esq.” Fell, John a dissenting minister of considerable learning

Died: Filangieri, Gaetano a celebrated Italian political writer

“Scienza della Legislatione,” Filangieri, Gaetano a celebrated Italian political writer

Died: Flaust, John Baptiste

Died: Foggini, Peter Francis a learned Italian ecclesiastic

“Cursory Remarks on a late fanatical publication entitled a Full Detection of Popery,” Geddes, Alexander a Roman catholic divine

Died: Gorter, John De a physician

Born: Herbin, Augustus Francis Julian an able Oriental scholar

“Orlando Furioso” Hoole, John a dramatic poet and translator

“Letters to Dr. Horsley, in answer to his animadversions on the ‘ History of the Corruptions of Christianity:’ with an additional evidence that the primitive Christian church was Unitarian,” Horsley, Samuel a very learned and highly distinguished prelate

Died: Howard, Samuel Mus. D. was brought up in the king’s chapel

“Nummorum veterurn populorum & urbium qui in museo Guliehni Hunter asservantur descriptio figuris illustrata. Opera & studio Caroli Combe, S. R. & S. A. Soc. Londini,” Hunter, William, M. D. an eminent anatomist and physician

Died: Isla, Joseph Francis De L' was a Spanish Jesuit who on the suppression of his order

“Rites and Ceremonies of the Jews,” Levi, David a learned Jew

Died: Lorry, Anne-Charles a learned French physician

Died: Marmontel, John Francis one of the most distinguished French writers of the eighteenth century

“Translation of Du Fresnoy’s Art of Painting,” Mason, William a distinguished poet and divine of the last century

Died: Moser, George Michael an artist of much reputation and amiable character

Died: Nares, James doctor of music

Died: Oliveyra, Francis Xavier De knight of the military order of Christ

“Journey from Chester to London.” Pennant, Thomas an eminent traveller

Died: Percy, Thomas a late learned prelate

“Memoirs of the Marquis of Pombal,” Pombal, Sebastian Joseph Carvalho marquis of

“Further Remarks on the useless State of the lower Limbs in consequence of a Curvature of the Spine” Pott, Percival an English surgeon of the highest eminence (17131788)

“Memorial addressed to the Sovereigns of Europe and the Atlantic,” Pownall, Thomas a gentleman of considerable learning and political knowledge

“Six Discourses,” Priolo, Benjamin in Latin Priolus

“The Progress of Refinement, a poem, in three parts,” Pye, Henry James a late English poet

Died: Randolph, Thomas archdeacon of Oxford

“De Grsecae Linguae Studio Prselectio habita in Schola Linguarum,” Randolph, John the late bishop of London (?–1813)

“Petites maisons du Parnasse,” Reigny, Louis Abel Beffroi commonly called Cousin Jaques

“Les Confessions de J. J. Rousseau, suivies des Reveries du Promeneur Solitaire,” Rousseau, John James an eccentric genius of our own times

Died: Swift, Deane a near relation to the celebrated dean of St

Died: Traill, Robert an eminent divine of the church of Scotland

“The Poetical remains of James I. of Scotland, consisting of the King’s Q.uair in six cantos, and * Christ’s kirk of the green,' to which is prefixed a dissertation on the life and writings of king James,” Tytler, William an ingenious writer on historical and miscellaneous subjects

Died: Wargentin, Peter knight of the order of the polar star

Died: Watson, John the historian of Halifax

“A Letter to archbishop Cornwallis on the Church Revenues,” Watson, Richard a late eminent and learned prelate

Died: Wray, Daniel a man of taste and learning